Hyderabad: Hyderabad rains have brought a pleasant respite to residents who had been reeling under high temperatures during the day. The muggy weather which marked the pre-noon hours soon turned balmy before it began to rain.
“The Hyderabad city is going to be under red alert for now. The city is expecting widespread thunderstorms and some hailstorms in a few places. Everyone should stay indoors,” said Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman on Twitter.
HyderabadRains to take a break for atleast next 2hrs. Midnight - morning we may get one more spell. SEVERE STORMS ahead in Sangareddy, Medak, Siddipet, Sircilla, Yadadri, Jangaon, Warangal, Bhupalapally, Nirmal, Adilabad, Asifabad in next 3hrs. RED ALERT for North, Central TS ⚠️— Telangana Weatherman (@balaji25_t) March 18, 2023
HyderabadRains to take a break for atleast next 2hrs. Midnight - morning we may get one more spell. SEVERE STORMS ahead in Sangareddy, Medak, Siddipet, Sircilla, Yadadri, Jangaon, Warangal, Bhupalapally, Nirmal, Adilabad, Asifabad in next 3hrs. RED ALERT for North, Central TS ⚠️
Indian Meteorology Department issued yellow alerts for the coming three days, expecting thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, hailstorm, and gusty winds at isolated spots in numerous regions. Several parts of the state and the city have been witnessing heavy rain with gusty winds and occasional thunderbolts.
Ranga Reddy, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Nalgonda, Khammam, Sangareddy, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Nagarkurnool, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Hyderabad, and several other districts have been witnessing heavy rains.
Mailardevpally in Rajendranagar received the most rain, with more than 4 cm, followed by Sivarampalle. Bandlaguda, Uppal, Bahadurguda, Serilingampally, Charminar, Asifnagar, and several more places saw varied intensities of rain.
Marpally, surrounding areas of Vikarabad district, Kukkatpally, KPHB, JNTU area, and Manikonda also witnessed huge hailstorms. The hailstorm that has been pounding these regions is covering roads, farms, and even backyards, blanketing them in thick layers of frozen rain pellets, evocative of Kashmir in mid-winter.
It may be noted that in January 2013, communities in Ranga Reddy district’s Chevella, Moinabad, and Shankarpally mandals faced a severe hailstorm that left seven villages in mounds of snow.
Meteorological analysis recorded at 8:30 am on Saturday: yesterday’s trough continues on Saturday from south interior Karnataka over Jharkhand, interior Karnataka, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and embedded cyclonic circulation over north Chhattisgarh and vicinity at 0.9 km above sea level.
Weather forecast for the next 3 days
Telangana state is likely to receive light to moderate rains in many places on Saturday, and light to moderate rains in many places on Sunday.
Heavy rains with hail accompanied by scattered thunder, lightning and gusty winds (wind speed 30 to 40 km per hour) are likely to occur in the state on Saturday, and light rain with thunder and lightning at scattered places on Sunday.