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Thunderstorm hits parts of Hyderabad, city sees water logging and power cuts

22-05-201922-05-2019 13:04:38 IST
2019-05-22T07:34:38.412Z22-05-2019 2019-05-22T07:34:34.410Z - - 20-09-2019

Thunderstorm hits parts of Hyderabad, city sees water logging and power cuts

A sudden downpour accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Tuesday night after the twin cities witnessed one of the hottest days this year. Though the unexpected rain left the roads waterlogged it gave relief from the scorching heat. However, there were traffic jams and power outages too.

As of 8 pm on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Bolarum in Alwal received a rainfall of 29.8 mm while Malkaram area near Kapra received 26.8 mm, followed by Medchal at 23 mm. Parts of the city such as Quthbullapur received 11.3 mm while Jeedimetla saw rainfall of 7.5 mm. Asifabad in Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 42.5 mm

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) swung into action with Commissioner M Dana Kishore alerting the municipal body's Disaster Response Force and other officials to ensure that normalcy was resumed at the earliest.

Earlier in the day, Hyderabad witnessed a maximum temperature of 42 degree Celsius, a deviation of 2.5 degrees above normal. Parts of Adilabad sizzled as the area witnessed a maximum temperature of 45.4 degree Celsius, followed by Nizamabad at 45.1 degrees.

The IMD also said that the heat wave conditions are likely to continue through the day till May 25, even as thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds would occur over isolated places across the state in the evenings, especially in the districts of Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Mancherial, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Wanaparthy and Hyderabad.

The Telangana government officials held a review meeting in Hyderabad on Tuesday to oversee the weather situation in the state.

in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, 11 places witnessed temperatures higher than 45 degree Celsius on Monday, with Kurnool recording the highest temperature of 45.84 degree Celsius.

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