Hyderabad: It was a sunny Saturday for most part of the day in the city, but things changed towards evening, with the few light showers at some places being replaced with heavy showers in several parts of the city.
While Manikonda recorded 47 mm by 9 pm, Maruthi Nagar in Uppal recorded 44.3 mm. LB Nagar recorded 43.8 mm while Asmanghad saw 43.3 mm of rainfall.
Saroornagar, Bandlaguda, Kukatpally, Musheerabad, Marredpally, Khairatabad and Amberpet were also among areas where quite heavy showers were reported.
According to the forecast from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city was likely to witness light to moderate rains on Sunday and Monday as well.
Dr K Nagaratna, Director of IMD Hyderabad, said the depression over northeastern and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal had moved westwards with a speed of 12 kilometre per hour.
“It is likely to cross northern Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha coast by Sunday evening. This will result in heavy to very heavy rains in the northern and eastern districts of Telangana — including Adilabad, Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Siddipet, Yadadri Bhongir, Sangareddy, Medak and Kamareddy. We have also issued an orange warning for these places,” she said.
“Hyderabad, however, is likely to receive light to moderate rainfall in the next 48 hours. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning with wind speed 30-40 kmph are very likely to occur throughout the State,” she added.
Meanwhile, following the downpour on Saturday evening, Mayor G Vijaya Laxmi instructed Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) monsoon action teams to be alert. She also asked engineers in the civic body to monitor the situation on the ground and to take immediate measures.
Enforcement Vigilance & Disaster Management director Vishwajit Kampati asked the people to dial 040-29555500 for Disaster Response Force assistance.
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