Hyderabad: With the Indian Meteorological Department predicting the onset of south-west monsoon on June 1, heavy rains lashed across many parts in Telangana, including Hyderabad city. Though the rains provided relief from the scorching summer heat, the rains left several areas in the city inundated.
Heavy to moderate rains were experienced in places such as Patancheru, Hayatnagar, Serlingampally, Saroornagar, Qutbullapur, Abdullapurmet among other places. The highest rainfall in the city was recorded at Patancheru with 69.3 mm, while Hayatnagar recorded a rainfall of 65mm, according to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). After several places experienced waterlogging, the Disaster Response Team (DRF) were deployed to clear the area.
Officials from IMD confirmed that the state is receiving rains due to development of trough from Chattisgarh to Lakshadweep area. “The trough extends across Telangana, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka and Kerala. There is also a development of a low pressure area over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area,” said K. Nagaratna, director in-charge, IMD Hyderabad.
The Indian Meteorological Department also predicted that the low pressure over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea is likely to lead to a depression and intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. “From here, it is very likely to move nearly northwards and reach near north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts by June 3,” IMD said.