HYDERABAD: Heavy showers that lashed the city on Wednesday evening caught the denizens unawares. Several pockets of the city were flooded and traffic went haywire in a matter of minutes of downpour. The Hyderabad Met Centre recorded 43.4 mm rainfall in the city till 8.30 pm on Wednesday.
For Thursday the forecast is that more rains, moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers would occur at many places over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Light to moderate rain or thundershower would occur at isolated places over Telangana and North Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Ramagundam in Telangana recorded 0.5 mm rainfall, whereas Coastal Andhra Pradesh recorded up to 61 mm rainfall. Nellore in Andhra Pradesh recorded 43 mm rainfall whereas Vizag and Gannavaram recorded 3 mm each.
According to Met officials, the rain was caused due to a low pressure that lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood regions. On Wednesday, rain occurred at isolated places over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema & Telangana while dry weather prevailed over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Minimum temperatures appreciably rose at one or two places over Telangana and changed a little over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Rayalaseema. They were markedly above normal at one or two places over Telangana and appreciably above normal at one or two places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. The lowest minimum temperature of 19 deg Celsius was recorded at Hanamakonda in Telangana and Arogyavaram in Andhra Pradesh.