The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) office in Hyderabad has issued a two-day alert for a thunderstorm over all districts of Telangana, which is expected to be accompanied by light to moderate rain or thundershowers.
"Thunderstorm associated with lightning very likely to occur at isolated places. in all the distracts of Telangana," the IMD warning, which is in place till 8:30 am on September 28, states.
On Wednesday, most parts of the city witnessed light showers along with lightning.
"The rainfall on Wednesday was the result of thunderclouds which have developed over the districts of Khammam, Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad in Telangana. A heavy spell was registered in coastal AP and Rayalaseema. The forecast of heavy rainfall associated with thunder and lightning is likely to continue for the next 48 hours. The rain intensity in Telangana will gradually decrease towards September end," Private weather forecast agency Skymet's Director Mahesh Palawat told Deccan Chronicle.
Just last week, heavy rains that lashed Hyderabad for a few hours threw normal life across the city out of gear as many roads went under water even as commuters faced major traffic jams. The situation was only worsened as the rain coincided with several processions of Ganesha immersion across the city.
Areas in the heart of the city like Punjagutta, Begumpet, Somajiguda, Khairatabad and Masab Tank reported water logging along with other areas like Madhapur and Kondapur in Cyberabad.
Many workers of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and officers of the Hyderabad Traffic Police were seen at work, trying to restore normalcy.
In June this year, stating that it had deployed teams ready to tackle waterlogging, inundation and other problems that low lying areas could face this monsoon, the GHMC also said that several enforcement drives were conducted to remove encroachments on drains.