Heavy rains hit Hyderabad on Monday, with many parts of the city flooded with roads and air traffic disrupted.
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely to prevail over Telangana and adjoining North Interior Karnataka in next 12 hours and will gradually decrease thereafter, the IMD said.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has advised everyone to stay indoors. Taking to Twitter, Kumar said, “Don’t allow your kids to go out tonight. We are there for any help. Traffic and Law Order officers are trying their best to help. Still I regret the inconvenience caused to you and your family.”
We are witnessing unprecedented rainfall in the city. A high of 25 cm rainfall has been recorded at LB Nagar!! Rains are expected to continue for a few more hours. Citizens are requested to remain indoors and stay safe. DRF teams are striving to normalize the situation @KTRTRS
Indigo issued a travel advisory on Twitter and asked people to write to them for any assistance and also the Flight departures and Arrivals have also been impacted.
The depression over Telangana has moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 18 kmph in the past six hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. It added that the depression is very likely to move further west-northwestwards and will gradually weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during the next 12 hours.
As per IMD’s latest forecast, Telangana and adjoining districts of north interior Karnataka can suffer some damage to crops due to heavy rain.
Normal life was hit in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Tuesday due to incessant rain after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast in Kakinada, leaving a trail of destruction in the southern state. The deep depression caused extremely heavy rainfall in East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts and threw normal life out of gear with Parawada receiving the highest rainfall(18.1cm).
Andhra Pradesh saw heavy rainfall in most parts Monday, prompting the State Disaster Management Commissioner to issue a warning, especially for people residing in low lying areas, to take “necessary precautions.”
By Journalist Natalia Moses