HYDERABAD: Pleasant breezy weather, fall in temperatures and a cloudy sky and random drizzles, everything was in place for people of Hyderabadis on Sunday to move out of the house and spend some time out, thanks to rainfall that occurred in most parts of the city in the wee hours of Sunday.
With a perfect weather and being a public holiday, people could be seen out with families and friends enjoying pleasant weather from morning itself at various parks and other open spaces in city.
As per the India Meteorological Department(IMD), the maximum temperature in Hyderabad was recorded at 36 degree Celsius, which is one degree Celsius below normal. Across the state too, maximum temperatures were recorded 1-3 degree Celsius below normal, as per the IMD and the highest temperature recorded was 39 degree Celsius in Bhadrachalam and Adilabad, which is normal.
Meanwhile, IMD forecast that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely to occur at isolated places in all districts of Telangana on Monday. Also, as per the forecast, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places across the state for next four days. As per TSDPS, maximum temperatures are expected to be 3-5 degree Celsius below normal at many places across the State.
Rain wreaks havoc in 48 hrs
Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning have created havoc across twin-cities resulting in uprooting of 70 trees and snapping of as many as 30 branches. Also, several hoardings were damaged and flexies ripped apart during the last 48 hours. Normal life was disrupted on Sunday morning with waterlogging at over 80 to 100 areas in the city. Power outages were also reported from all parts of the city. As many as 70 trees were uprooted and 20 branches fell on the roads over the last two days. Meanwhile, the civic body has issued instructions to the private hoarding agencies to keep a tab on their hoardings and take precautionary measures regarding their safety.
40 % of nalas choked with plastic waste: GHMC
Plastic water bottles, plastic covers, paper plates, clothes and wooden material comprise nearly 40 per cent of floating material that is choking the free flow of storm water in open nalas in greater Hyderabad.
These facts came to light while analysing the desilting material found in the nalas by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).