Hyderabad, Suryapet witness 'historic' winter rainfall

According to the TSDPS data, Yerkaram in Suryapet district received the highest rainfall of 145.88mm followed by Nakrekal in Nalgonda district (117mm), and Kapra GHMC office in Kapra in Medchal Malkajgiri (116.8mm).

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Jan 2022 10:12 AM GMT
Hyderabad, Suryapet witness historic winter rainfall

Hyderabad: In the last 24 hours, Hyderabad and Suryapet witnessed unpredicted, historic winter rainfall, flooding some parts of the districts.

According to the Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad, heavy rainfall occurred in isolated places in the Suryapet district of Telangana. Noothankal in Suryapet received the state's highest rainfall of 7cm (70mm).

Besides, Saroornagar in Rangareddy (6cm), Mothey in Suryapet (3cm), Suryapet (3cm), Ramannapeta in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri (2cm), Jajireddigudem in Suryapet (2cm), Nalgonda (2cm), Nalgonda (arg) (2cm), Chandur in Nalgonda (2cm), Yadagirigutta in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri (1cm), Vikarabad (1cm) and Hayathnagar in Rangareddy (1cm) also received light to moderate rainfall in the state.



According to IMD data, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Yadadri Bhuvanagari, Rangareddy , and Vikarabad districts received the highest rainfall.

Many areas in Suryapet were flooded on the morning of 16 January.


Nalgonda station recorded 18.4mm rainfall in the last 24 hours whereas Hyderabad recorded 1.8mm and Medak 1mm rainfall.

However, according to the TSDPS data, Yerkaram in Suryapet district received the highest rainfall of 145.88mm followed by Nakrekal in Nalgonda district (117mm), and Kapra GHMC office in Kapra in Medchal Malkajgiri (116.8mm).

Nacharam in Uppal in Medchal Malkajgiri also recorded heavy rainfall of 113.8mm.

Hyderabad also received heavy rainfall on Saturday night. A Twitter user, Hyderabad Weatherman, an independent weather observer in the city called it a historic winter rainfall.


Kapra recorded the highest rainfall of 116.8mm followed by Uppal 113.8mm, Saroornagar 92mm, Malkajgiri 77.3mm, Saidabad 69.4mm, Malakpet 59.8 mm, Hayath Nagar 49.8 mm, Secunderabad 41.8mm, LB Nagar 41.8mm, Charminar 36.3 mm, and Amberpet 33.5mm.

Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman on Twitter, also called Saturday's heavy rainfall in Suryapet and Hyderabad a "freak event and completely out of syllabus." He wrote, "Weather models had forecasted rains in the range of 2-3mm, but in reality, it rained more than 100mm in Hyderabad and Suryapet."


He also cited some possible reasons for the historic phenomena. "Lower-level easterlies, mid-level dead winds, upper-level westerlies caused a strong 180° directional shear which made good ventilation, so bands sustaining for a long time, poor steering winds dumped rains in a limited area. Upper-level divergence played a crucial role in yesterday's rains. Also yesterday there was abundant sunshine which provided the necessary heat energy for the convective clouds to form. Major synoptic feature responsible for this event is the remnant of the westerly trough (WD)," Balaji tweeted.

Meanwhile, the state's lowest minimum temperature of 14.8°Celsius was recorded in Adilabad whereas the state's highest maximum temperature of 32°Celsius was recorded in Mahbubnagar.

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