Heavy rain plays havoc across Hyderabad, relief awaited
Gulf Today|October 18, 2020
The Karnataka government released Rs 860 million emergency relief aid to dozen districts in the state’s northern and coastal regions, batered by heavy rain and flash floods in this week

Signalling no respite even before Hyderabad could recover from the recent deluge, heavy rains pounded the city yet again on Saturday.

Between 8:30 am and 7 pm, as many as 40 locations in the tech city received rainfall above 23 mm.

Bandlaguda in the Uppal Mandal of Medchal Malkajgiri district, which is part of Hyderabad received 102.3 mm rainfall, highest, followed by Saroornagar (93.9 mm), Thatiannaram (91 mm), Pedda Amberpet Hanuman Temple area (89.5 mm), and others.

Heavy rain pounded most of the city on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Met department forecast thundershowers at most places in Telangana over the next four days, accompanied by lightning. Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana districts on Monday.

“Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in south Telangana districts,” said a Met official about Tuesday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thundershowers with lightning at isolated places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Yanam over the next four days.

The IMD has also forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal AP and Yanam on Sunday and Rayalaseema on Monday and Tuesday.

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