Hyderabad: With southwest monsoon active over the State, Hyderabad continued to record surplus rainfall even in September with moderate rains recorded in several parts. Though it was a drizzle that kept returning to different parts of the city in the morning, by evening the rain picked up in most places.
Till 5 pm, Hayathnagar recorded highest rainfall of 61.5 mm, followed by Saroornagar (59.5 mm), Nagole (59 mm), Lingojiguda (57.5 mm) and Vanasthalipuram (51.8 mm), according to Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS). During the last 24 hours, the highest rainfall of 49.9 mm was recorded at Kapra.
In the State, maximum rainfall of 86.5 mm was recorded at Madgul near Rangareddy district while highest temperature of 37.7 has been registered at Manthani in Peddapalli. The weathermen attributed prevailing weather conditions to the low pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighborhood with associated cyclonic circulation and under its influence, rainfall distribution and intensity is expected to increase over the State in the next two days.
The weather forecast with TSDPS shows that light to moderate rain/ thunderstorms are expected at many places for the next three days in Hyderabad with a possibility of water pooling on roads and low lying areas.
Meanwhile, a weather warning with the Meteorological Department, Hyderabad indicated that thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana. Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in several districts, including Adilabad, Karimnagar, Mulugu, Warangal Urban and Warangal Rural.
DRF teams swing into action
Hyderabad: Even as heavy rains continued to lash the city, GHMC’s Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams have been working tirelessly in addressing grievances of citizens.
During the last 96 hours, Disaster Response Force teams working under the Directorate of Enforcement, Vigilance and Disaster Management, cleared fallen trees, water stagnations and attended other rescue calls.
The DRF teams cleared 203 complaints of water stagnations, tree falls, rescue calls and citizen assistance. EVDM Director Viswajit Kampati said all DRF teams supervising officers in the GHMC limits were on a high alert and on field to attend any disaster or emergency. Citizens can dial 040-29555500 in case of any emergency.