Heavy rain lashed the city on Thursday, inundating low-lying areas and throwing life out of gear. Lightning struck a coconut tree in Challavari Veedhi in Krishnalanka area, but no casualties were reported.
It drizzled in the morning, but the sun was at its blazing best by afternoon.
The skies turned cloudy once again in the evening and the city experienced heavy rain, accompanied by lighting and thunder.
The rain caused plenty of flooding in many parts of the city, including One Town, Payakapuram, Ajit Singh Nagar, Pipula Road and Moghalrajpuram.
Rain caught many people unawares. Many two-wheelers and even four-wheelers had to wait for long time as the streets were flooded with rainwater. Public services were disrupted.
The downpour led to water logging in many localities, causing hardship to many families.