HYDERABAD: Hyderabad continued to witness short-bust heavy rainfall on Thursday. A massive 6.4 cm rainfall was recorded within a span of just one hour in Srinagar Colony, followed by 6.2 cm in an hour at Malkajgiri, 5.4 cm in Maithrivanam and 4.2cm in Bolarum. According to Met department’s standards, rainfall ranging between 5-10 cm per hour is categorized as extremely intense rainfall and between 3-5 cm per hour as very intense spell.
The short duration-heavy intensity rainfall saw many parts of the city going under knee-deep levels of water. The downpour started at 6 pm and by 7 pm, various parts of the city witnessed traffic snarls due to water logging. Lack of channels for water to drain away, caused primarily due to road dividers, made matters worse for commuters. At many places, bikers could be seen dragging their vehicles along flooded roads.Due to run-off of rain water to low-lying areas, inundation of apartment cellars and flooding of houses were reported across parts of the city.
Social media was flooded with users posting pictures and videos of people stuck in rains and trafic jams. Many users also started sharing a picture of the ground at Uppal stadium being covered with tarpaulin sheets during the downpour, raising doubts if rain would play a spoil sport in the T20 match between India and Australia scheduled to be held on Friday evening.