IMD has issued a thunderstorm warning for all districts of Telangana for next 24 hours.

Relief for Hyderabad as sudden rains cool city power supply disrupted in several areasPTI: Image for representation
news Weather Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 16:12

Hyderabad breathed a sigh of relief when the city witnessed a sudden downpour on Saturday night following a week of intense heat.

The rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and thunder began at 10pm on Saturday.  

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a thunderstorm warning for all districts of Telangana for the next 24 hours.

"A trough from south Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra to South Interior Karnataka at 0.9 km, is passing through Telangana. That is the reason several districts of the state witnessed a thunderstorm on Saturday,” Dr K Naga Ratna, a scientist with IMD told TNM.

The rainfall disrupted power supply in several parts of the city.

“Places like Falaknuma, Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Azampura, Hafiz Baba Nagar spend the whole night in darkness. The power came only in the morning,” said Amjed Ullah Khan, MBT leader and resident of old city.

An Azampura resident alleged that power cuts in that area have been frequent for the past three days, even without the rainfall.

“On Saturday, the power went during our last prayer and lasted for over two hours. When I called the electricity board office, they did not answer the call,” said Syed Irfan, who lives in Azampura.

According to the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) mostly, north, central and south circle were affected due to the rains.

Banjara Hills, Secunderabad and Jubilee Hills were among the most affected areas said a TSSPDCL official.

“There were 14 breakdowns in north circle, while south circle witnessed 10 breakdowns in the area near Charminar. Even some parts of centre circle such as- Mehdipatnam, Khairatabad, Punjagutta, and parts of Nampally were also affected. However, the problems were resolved as soon as possible,” Anand, Superintendent of Engineer of TSSPDCL told TNM.


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