Reprieve from summer, rains lash Hyderabad on Sunday


Hyderabad: After reeling under intense summer conditions over the last one month, rainfall on Sunday afternoon brought much needed relief to denizens across the city.

Several parts of the city recorded moderate to heavy rainfall, much before the onset of monsoon showers. Some of the low lying areas reported water stagnation, following continuous rainfall till evening hours on Sunday.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, Patancheru recorded highest rainfall of 70.3 mm till 5 pm, followed by Hasthinapuram (66.8 mm), Kukatpally (56.3 mm), BHEL (54.5 mm), Gachibowli (53.5 mm) and Hayathnagar (45.3 mm).

Given the cloudy weather conditions and rainfall, temperatures in the city dropped considerably on Sunday. The mercury which kept hovering above 42 degree Celsius for last several days dropped to 37.3 degree Celsius today.

Mancherial records 106.5 cm rainfall

Across the State, parts of Mancherial and Peddapalli districts received heavy rainfall while Sangareddy and Siddipet recorded moderate rainfall. Among all places in the State, Jaipur mandal in Mancherial recorded highest rainfall of 106.5 mm.

The Regional Meteorological Centre said there is a low pressure area over Southeast and adjoining East Central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area. It was very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

“Conditions are becoming favourable for further advancing of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of South Arabian Sea, Maldives Comorin area, Southwest and Southeast Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. Conditions are very likely to become favourable for the onset of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala from June 1,” officials said.

Meanwhile, the weather warning by Regional Meteorological Centre indicated thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds were very likely to occur in isolated places over the State.

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