Hyderabad Grapples with Severe Flooding After 10 cm of Rainfall

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Hyderabad experienced a significant downpour on Tuesday morning, resulting in waterlogging in several areas and a noticeable drop in temperatures. This year’s monsoon rainfall has already surpassed the annual average, with more rain predicted over the next two days.

The highest rainfall in the state was recorded in Gandhari, Kamareddy, with 157.5 mm, followed closely by Miyapur, Serilingampally mandal in Rangareddy, at 147.5 mm. Medchal-Malkajgiri also received substantial rainfall, measuring 145.3 mm.

Within the city, Serlingapally, Kukatpally, Rajendranagar, Quthbullapur, Khairatabad, Shaikpet, Maredpally, and Malkajgiri received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, exceeding 100 mm.

Notable rainfall levels within the city limits include Miyapur at 147.5 mm, Hydernagar at 143.8 mm, and Sivaramapalle at 130.8 mm. Seven districts in total experienced very heavy rainfall: Kamareddy, Rangareddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Rajanna Sircilla, Medak, Sangareddy, and Hyderabad.

According to the TS Development and Planning Society, heavy rainfall is categorized as 64.5-124.4 mm, while very heavy rainfall falls between 124.5 mm and 244.5 mm.

The cumulative rainfall for the state has now reached 723.1 mm, surpassing the typical 603.2 mm by 20 percent. In the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, cumulative rainfall reached 592.5 mm, exceeding the normal 488.8 mm by 21 percent, from June 1 to September 5.

As the weather turned damp and cooler, the minimum temperature dipped to 20ºC in Hayathnagar, while the city as a whole recorded temperatures around 21°C on Tuesday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported the formation of a low-pressure area influenced by cyclonic circulations over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjacent west-central Bay of Bengal, off the south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coast. This cyclonic circulation is expected to move westwards across Odisha and south Chattisgarh within the next 24 hours, potentially reducing the intensity of rainfall in Telangana, according to IMD officials.

hyderabad grapples with severe flooding after 10 cm of rainfall
Hyderabad Grapples with Severe Flooding After 10 cm of Rainfall

Heavy rainfall is anticipated to persist in the state for the next two days, with a yellow alert issued for most areas, indicating heavy rains accompanie€d by lightning and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph. The week ahead is expected to bring light to moderate rains and thundershowers across the state.

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