Hyderabad: There appears to be no let-up for the city from the September showers, which continued for the third consecutive day. The weekend version on Saturday was quite strange, with some areas in the city reporting heavy rain and waterlogging, while areas not even a kilometre away saw just a drizzle, and in some areas, no rain at all.
The sporadic showers, which weather officials attributed to the low pressure area forming over the Central Bay of Bengal, were likely to continue for the next couple of days as well, officials said. As per the forecast from the Telangana State Development Planning Society, most parts of the city are likely to receive rainfall between 2.5 mm to 15.6 mm, while a few places might witness heavy downpours.
On Saturday till 9 pm, Kurmaguda in Saidabad mandal received the highest rainfall of 98.8 mm, followed by Asmanghad, which witnessed 92 mm rainfall. Several other areas, including Saroornagar, Himayatnagar, Charminar, Hayathnagar and Uppal also experienced heavy rainfall. The maximum temperature recorded on Friday in the city was 29.5 degree Celsius, whereas the minimum temperature recorded on Saturday morning was 22 degree Celsius.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, a low pressure is forming over central Bay of Bengal, and is likely to intensify into a depression, due to which the city will continue witnessing heavy showers for the next three to four days. The maximum temperature in the city is expected to be around 30 to 32 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature will range between 21 and 23 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, the officials at IMD have issued a Yellow Alert for all districts of Telangana for Sunday. On Saturday, several districts including Yadadri Bhongir, Adilabad, Kamareddy, Nirmal and Rangareddy received moderate to heavy rainfall. Kanagal in Nalgonda received the highest rainfall of 54.3 mm.
Monsoon Action Teams deployed
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has deployed its Monsoon Action Teams and Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams following the downpour on Saturday. The teams cleared waterlogging and attended to rain-related complaints in the city.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board staffers also attended to complaints of sewage overflowing. The Moosarambagh Bridge in GHMC Malakpet circle was one of the worst affected due to Saturday’s downpour, with the bridge being completely waterlogged. Civic body officials said that staffers were deployed to clear the water. “Staffers have already been deployed there and work is on,” said Rajinikanth Reddy, GHMC deputy commissioner, Malakpet circle. Teams also attended to rain-related complaints in Banjara Hills, Serilingampally and Khairatabad.
Heavy rains lash State, low-lying areas inundated
Hyderabad: Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the State on Saturday inundating many low-lying areas and resulting in overflowing of streams and waterbodies.
More is in store as the Met department in its forecast said heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places across the State during the next two days. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts on Sunday.
The State average rainfall on Saturday was 15.2 mm against the normal 3.9 mm rainfall. Heavy rainfall ranging from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm was recorded at Adilabad, Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Peddapalli, Mulugu, Jayashankar, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Medak and Nirmal districts.
With the Sri Ram Sagar Project receiving over 25,810 cusecs of inflows, officials of irrigation department have opened six gates and released 18,720 cusecs downstream.
Similarly, the officials have opened 12 gates of Mid Manair dam and released over 28,000 cusecs downstream. At Koil Sagar in Mahabubnagar, three gates were opened following inflows late on Saturday evening.
In Mominpet and neighbouring villages of erstwhile Rangareddy district, streams and water bodies overflowed following the heavy rains.
In few districts, villagers kept a constant vigil near the streams and lakes to prevent people from crossing the low bridges. Boulders were kept on the main road to caution motorists about overflowing water near the streams.
Following the Met department forecast of heavy rainfall, irrigation department officials are constantly monitoring the water levels at major and minor irrigation projects across the State.
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