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Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rains | Hyderabad News – Times of India

Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rains | Hyderabad News - Times of India


The rainfall began to lash parts of the western corridor in Hyderabad and slowly covered the central parts of the city on Monday.

HYDERABAD: Heavy rains lashed many western and central parts of Hyderabad on Monday evening bringing down the maximum temperature to 36.7 degrees Celsius, which is almost 3 degrees Celsius below normal for this time of the season.
The rainfall began to lash parts of the western corridor in Patancheruvu, Serilingampally, Gachibowli and slowly covered the central parts of the city such as MLA Colony, Banjara Hills, Nampally among others.
Intense thundering and lightning was also witnessed in these areas.
The northern and the eastern parts of the city such as Kapra, Malkajgiri, Kompally, Uppal and LB Nagar did not witnessed any rains even after overcast conditions.
As per the Telangana State Development Planning Society figures till 5 pm, Shaikpet received highest rainfall of 51.5mm followed by 40.8mm at Asifnagar and 40mm at Gachibowli.
The India Meteorological Department‘s (IMD) Hyderabad branch has extended the thunderstorm warning till May 6.
“At present, a cyclonic circulation exists over northern interior Karnataka. Under its influence, thunderstorm activity will prevail over western, central and northeastern Telangana,” said Naga Ratna, in-charge director of the IMD, Hyderabad.
The Weather Channel (TWC), an independent weather tracker, forecasts that by Tuesday, the rough weather conditions are expected to intensify over Telangana and therefore an orange alert has been placed over the state from May 4 to 6.
“Hyderabad, in particular, has been placed under an orange alert from May 4-6 as rains, thunderstorms and strong winds are likely to affect the city of pearls, especially during the evening hours,” read the report by TWC.

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