Hour-long rainfall battered the city of Hyderabad; more showers predicted in Telangana

  • | Saturday | 10th October, 2020

Soon after the rains, pictures and videos emerged on social media that exposed the vulnerability of the city to such intense rains. In low-lying areas near Mehdipatnam and Nampally, the floodwater entered many houses. 

Hyderabad was brought to its knees again on Friday evening after an hour-long downpour battered the city between 6pm and 7pm on Friday.

During this period, Asifnagar in the city recorded around 120 mm rainfall. In the same hour, many other parts of Hyderabad city recorded a rainfall of over 100 mm. By 9pm on Friday, Asifnagar received 150 mm rainfall, making it the highest recorded rainfall this year in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits, as per the data by Telangana State Development Planning Society. 

Under the Hyderabad traffic police limits, areas near Model House, Begumpet, Khairatabad, Telephone Bhavan, Chaderghat, SR Nagar and Ranigunj were also inundated, causing traffic to slow down. 

Soon after the rains, pictures and videos emerged on social media that exposed the vulnerability of the city to such intense rains. In low-lying areas near Mehdipatnam and Nampally, the floodwater entered many houses. 

GHMC received 68 cases of waterlogging and 168 cases of overflowing drains by 8pm. Traffic came to a standstill on many routes as they got inundated in rainwater, up to knee-deep. Hyderabad traffic police and Disaster Response Force (DRF) shared pictures, from various parts of city, showing personnel clearing the waterlogged areas. 

IMD meteorologist B Raja Rao stated that the rains were actually thunderstorms caused by cumulonimbus clouds and aided by presence of upper air cyclonic circulation and trough. 

Thundershowers and heavy rains will continue to occur at isolated places for the next four days, as per the IMD forecast.

 



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