Rains lash Hyderabad on Saturday evening

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are expected to persist in Hyderabad until May 20

Updated - May 19, 2024 06:47 am IST

Published - May 18, 2024 02:16 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Commuters wade through flooded roads after heavy rains lashed many areas in Hyderabad on May 16, 2024.

Commuters wade through flooded roads after heavy rains lashed many areas in Hyderabad on May 16, 2024. | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna

Heavy rains lashed parts of Hyderabad on Saturday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a yellow alert (rainfall) for Hyderabad.

According to data from Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), as of 7 p.m. Lingampally recorded the maximum rainfall with 68.8 mm followed by 58 mm in Chandanagar, 56.8 mm in Hayathnagar, 50 mm in Vanasthalipuram, 47.8 mm in Nacharam, 47 mm in Ramanthapur and 46 mm in Ramachandrapuram.

According to the IMD forecast, the city will experience a generally cloudy sky with light rain or thundershowers, which may include intense spells and gusty winds towards the evening and night until May 20. The alert covers the zones of Charminar, Khairatabad, Kukatpally, LB Nagar, Secunderabad, and Serilingampally in Hyderabad.

Thunderstorms likely in several districts

The weather bulletin also indicates a yellow alert for isolated places at Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Jangaon, Rangareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Mahabubnagar and Nagarkurnool districts of Telangana.

Director of Enforcement, Vigilance and Disaster Management (EVDM) of GHMC through a post on X alerted citizens about the possibility of the rainfall and posted their helpline numbers if anyone needs GHMC-Disaster Response Force’s (DRF) assistance.

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