HYDERABAD: Heavy rains continued to lash the city for the second consecutive day inundating low lying areas and flooding streets on Sunday. Though the rain brought relief from the sweltering heat, it threw the city life out of gear leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls.
The Weatherman has predicted the similar weather conditions would prevail for a couple of days.
The city recorded a rainfall of 16.4 mm till late evening on Sunday. A wall had collapsed at Hussainialam Ashoorkhana in the city fo9llowing heavy rains in the wee hours of Sunday taking away the lives of a couple and injuring their two children. Parts of the city including Khairatabad, Somajiguda, Begumpet, Secunderabad, Nampally, Malakpet, Koti and parts of the Old city received good rainfall.
The rains that lashed the city in the afternoon led to traffic snarls as vehicles were moving at a snail pace battling flooded roads and potholes. Pedestrians were left with no choice but to take shelter under roadside buildings waiting for the rains to stop.
Thunder and lightning accompanied the rainfall on Saturday night leading to power outages in many parts of the city. Though the maximum temperature shot up in many places across Telangana, the rains helped to bring down the mercury in the city.
The mercury was appreciably above normal at many places across the state. The highest maximum temperature of 36 deg Celsius was recorded at Ramagundam.
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in the districts of Khammam, Warangal, Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar apart from Hyderabad and Rangareddy.
A weather bulletin from the Met Centre explained that the upper air cyclonic circulation found over West-Central and adjoining North-West Bay of Bengal, off the north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coastline continues to persist and has extended itself up to mid trophospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height.
The Weatherman has also issued heavy rainfall warning for Andhra Pradesh, including districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and Nellore of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Chittoor, Kadappa, Ananthapur and Kurnool of Rayalaseema region.