HYDERABAD: Residents of Hyderabad woke up to a warm and sunny Monday morning after Sunday’s torrential rains. The sky was clear till afternoon, but dark clouds gathered over the city and it started raining by evening. The downpour caught office-goers unaware, who were returning home from office by 6 pm.
Slippery roads, potholes filled with water and puddles made the traffic move at a snail’s pace, which left people fuming.
While it was only drizzling till 5.30 pm measuring just 0.1 mm, the intensity of rain increased thereafter. From Jubilee Hills checkpost to Punjagutta, Begumpet to Secunderabad stretch, Nampally road, Himayathnagar, and other busy stretches in the city, vehicles moved bumper to bumper.
Two wheeler riders who were caught unaware were completely drenched. “As sun was shining bright in the morning, I was confident that there won’t be any showers. Only to realize that bright weather conditions does not mean the day will be devoid of rain,” said K Sunil, a hardware technician, at Liberty junction.
Chances are good for thick rainfall in Hyderabad on Tuesday, as Hyderabad Meteorological department cautioned there would be heavy rainfall in Hyderabad for the next 48 hours, including other districts of Telangana.
Despite flow of rain water on roads, and stagnation, overflowing drains were not repaired. Sewage water continued to flow on roads in some parts of Secunderabad. The stagnant water is providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes raising fears of an outbreak.