Incessant rain: Hyderabad remains indoors
By Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 07:47 AM |
HYDERABAD: Monday downpour across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad brought respite as well as caused inconvenience to people. Several main roads, lanes and by-lanes were inundated with rain water bringing traffic movement to a standstill at several places in the city. Water-logging and traffic snarls were witnessed throughout the city.
Rains lashed most parts of the city since morning. Vehicles moved at snail’s pace in Ameerpet, SR Nagar, Erragadda, Moosapet and Punjagutta main roads during rush hour, with the situation being similar in Begumpet, Uppal, Paradise, Patny, LB Nagar, Tarnaka, Secunderabad, and other areas.
Indian Meteological Department’s Hyderabad Centre has said that during the last 24 hours, South West monsoon has been active over Telangana due to low pressure area over North-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Coastal Odisha and West-central Bay of Bengal, which lies as a well marked low pressure area over North-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of AP with associated upper air cyclonic circulation tilting southwest-wards with height. It is very likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials said that GHMC staff were undertaking necessary measures. Emergency teams have been deployed at crucial points to clear water-logging.
Downpour brings life to standstill in Khammam, Bhadradri dists
Khammam: Depression over the Bay of Bengal has led to heavy rains in Khammam and Bhadradri Kothahudem districts since Sunday. Several low-lying areas in Khammam and other places remained inundated on Monday as well. According to information, about 130 mm rainfall was received in Khammam and 188 mm in Bhadradri Kothagudem. Due to the continuous rain, people stayed indoors and life came to a standstill. The continuous downpour also affected the coal production in Yellandu, Manugur, Kothagudem and Sattupalli areas. Cotton and other crops were affected due to the rain in some areas in both districts. Transportation to four villages at in Aswaraopet mandal was cut off .
Dry Nizamabad hopes for good rain
Nizamabad: Rains lashing several parts of the district has raised the hopes of farmer community as it would speed up the sowing activity during the present Kharif season. Even after completion of mid July, Nizamabad district did not receive effective rainfall. In the last 24 hours a total of 873.0 mm rainfall and an average of 32.3mm rainfall was reported in the district. Armoor mandal received the highest rainfall of 55.4 mm and lowest rainfall was reported in Dharpally mandal 9.0mm. While 13 mandals come under normal rainfall, another 13 mandals, which have been waiting for rains, fall under deficit category.