Thunder alarm: Hyderabad wakes up to heavy rains, high intensity thunderstorms

When these clouds touch a height of more than 7-8 km, the intensity is very high. As per the radar, today morning the clouds touched a height of 7-8 km, according to weather observers.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 May 2022 5:32 AM GMT
Thunder alarm: Hyderabad wakes up to heavy rains, high intensity thunderstorms

Hyderabad: Hyderabad woke up to heavy showers and high-intensity thunderstorms on Wednesday. People got relief from the severe heatwave after heavy rains lashed the city in the wee hours.

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), Sitaphalmandi in Marredpally recorded GHMC's highest rainfall of 72.8mm, followed by Basilalpet of Musheerabad 67 mm and West Marredpally recorded 61.8 degrees Celsius.




Rajanikanth Poola, a weather observer, said the wind speed in the early morning hours on Wednesday was between 60-70 kmph. However, the wind speed came down to 30 kmph at around 8:30 am.

"There is a trough that is moving from Central Asia to South India. So there is a lot of moisture inflow from the Bay of Bengal to Telangana. Also, there is a lot of instability in the atmosphere," he said

High-intensity thunderstorm

Thunderstorms occur Usually when there is a lot of lightning and thunder along with gusty winds. "The thunderstorms are also classified based on the height of the cumulonimbus clouds. The higher the cumulonimbus clouds, the higher the intensity of the thunderstorm. When these clouds touch a height of more than 7-8 km, the intensity is very high. As per the radar, today morning the clouds touched a height of 7-8 km. Sometimes they even cross a height of 10 km, which is the normal height of the troposphere," explains Rajanikanth.

Besides Hyderabad, Mancherial, Karimnagar, and Peddapalli also experienced thunderstorms of high intensity.

Due to the morning rains, some parts of the city including Begumpet, LB Nagar X road, and Old City were inundated. Besides, trees were uprooted and power lines were cut in some other parts of the city.

Weather observers said that the condition is going to prevail across Telangana except in the extreme North for the next 48 hours.

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