Even as traffic in Hyderabad came to a standstill and many low-lying areas in the city were submerged, reports suggest that the rains are expected to continue till Saturday morning.
The city reportedly received 2 cm of rainfall in just an hour on Thursday, according to a report in The Hindu.
The report adds:
On Thursday, West Maredpally received the highest amount of 31 mm rainfall followed by Chilakalaguda (30 mm) and Monda Market (28.7 mm). Srinagar Colony, Trimulgherry, Balanagar, Fever Hospital and Narayanguda received over 20 mm rain.
Skymet Weather reported that the rains were likely to continue on Friday due to a low pressure area over coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The report adds:
Furthermore, this weather system is likely to move towards Telangana and will intensify into a well-marked low-pressure area which will further increase the rain intensity.
Many took to social media to air their grievances.
Hate these rains been raining continously:( #HyderabadRainsβ anamitra debnath (@anamitradebnath) September 23, 2016
This is an opportunity to help around. Vehicles might have given up on people, someone might be overwhelmed by the rain. Pls #hyderabadrainsβ Pranita Jonnalagedda (@PranitaRavi) September 23, 2016
#HyderabadRains just hoping the rains take a break in Hyderabadβ Mahesh Gourishetty (@maheshg791) September 23, 2016
It's like a river Infront of my house! Stay dry and safe guys #HyderabadRainsβ A fan's diary (@Navya2222) September 23, 2016
#HyderabadRains Rain hasnt stopped for a minute..started at 7pm yesterday..still going strong.β Raghu jadhav (@raghujadhav20) September 23, 2016
Minister KTR interacting with locals and assessing damage caused due to rains in Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/XPrWlar9Giβ Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) September 22, 2016
Minister KTR visited several residential areas inundated due to rains in Hyderabad and interacted with the locals pic.twitter.com/IwD0ZxICByβ Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) September 22, 2016
Minister also inspected the status of various nalas and lakes in the city. Instructed officials to stay alert. pic.twitter.com/dFEPanPrO6β Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) September 22, 2016
β Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) September 22, 2016
Commuters are requested to plan their Journey as per the rain condition. there may be heavy water logging and due... https://t.co/dP2Qd31Smjβ HYDTP (@HYDTP) September 23, 2016