The IMD also forecast that the southwest monsoon will withdraw by October 20.

Rains throw Hyd traffic out of gear IMD predicts thunderstorms for next two daysFile photo: PTI
news Weather Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 15:15

Incessant rains lashed across Hyderabad on Wednesday, throwing traffic out of gear with waterlogging seen in several parts in the city. Many arterial roads like Madhapur main road, Gachibowli main road and the Hitec City road were overflowing with water because of the heavy downpour.

Balanagar and Serilingampally recorded the highest rainfall of 3 cm in the city followed by Rajendranagar at 1.8 cm on Wednesday morning, according to GHMC. It began raining in several parts of the city like Hitec City, Gachibowli, Khairatabad, Miyapur, Jeedimetla, Kompally, Qutbullapur and other areas since Tuesday evening.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that thunderstorms will continue at isolated parts of south and central Telangana regions because of wind flow through Kerala due to ‘moisture feeding’ from the Arabian Sea.

In its weather warning, the IMD said that thunderstorms are likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Hyderabad, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy, Warangal, Nalgonda, Khammam and other places. IMD officials said that this trend would continue for the next two days.

Speaking to TNM, Meteorologist from IMD Hyderabad, B Raja Rao, said that the increase in temperature by up to 4-5 degrees caused instability and resulted in rains. “Due to moisture feeding from south east Arabian Sea, there is a wind flow from Kerala travelling through south Telangana. Because of this, it is predicted there will be thunderstorms in isolated parts of south and central Telangana.”

Rao further anticipated that the southwest monsoon will end by October 20.

“The forecast is that the southwest monsoon will withdraw by October 20,” he said.

Meanwhile, the GHMC formed emergency teams to carry out tasks pertaining to draining of stagnant water from the roads and clearing of fallen trees.

In Hyderabad’s Borabanda, a construction worker died after falling into an open manhole on Tuesday evening, while it was raining heavily. According to witnesses, the victim, Rajaiah, didn’t notice the open manhole and fell into it while he was walking on the overflowing road.


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