Light to moderate rains lashed the city on Friday afternoon, bringing the temperature down by quite a few notches.

While the day started off on a dry, hot note, late-afternoon saw showers in many areas across the city, ranging from a light drizzle of 0.5 mm rainfall recorded at the Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at Malkajgiri to 33 mm at Gachibowli.

The AWS at Lingampally MMTS station also saw moderate rainfall, at 32.2 mm, and the surrounding areas as well, like Miyapur, Khajaguda, Chandanagar also saw rainfall of 16mm, 16.8mm and 28 mm respectively. Bachpalle also recorded rainfall of over 30 mm. 

The south-eastern parts of the city, Saroornagar and Hayathnagar, also saw moderate rainfall between 16 mm recorded at Alkapuri and 29.3 mm recorded at Hastinapuram community hall.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, expects similar rainfall till May 18, with a possibility of rain or thundershowers towards evening or night. The minimum temperature recorded on Friday was 26.8 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature was 39 degree Celsius.

The IMD also predicts a similar minimum and maximum temperatures over the next few days but the maximum temperature is expected to touch 40 degree Celsius on May 17.

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