An unprecedented amount of rain fell on Sunday in Hyderabad, breaking the previous record of 61.4 mm on April 13, 2015.
Hyderabad : Hyderabad experienced an unprecedented rainfall of 66.7 mm on Sunday, marking the highest amount of rain in April since 1986.
According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) data, this rainfall broke the previous record of 61.4 mm received in 24 hours on April 13, 2015. Despite May being the month when summer usually peaks and temperatures consistently cross 40 degrees Celsius in the city, Dr E Nagaratna, head of IMD-Hyderabad, stated on Monday that The next five days are likely to see more rain. She added that while the rain may completely recede after a week, the possibility of a heatwave in Telangana, including Hyderabad, seems less likely in May.
Although the thunderstorms on Sunday were relentless, there was a brief pause for a few hours on Monday morning before several parts of the State capital started receiving scattered but By evening, brief but heavy downpours lasting 30 to 40 minutes. Gajularamaram, Hayathnagar, Bandlaguda, Medipally, Keesara, Sainikpuri, Dr A S Rao Nagar, Vanasthalipuram, and LB Nagar were some of the areas in Hyderabad that recorded 10-30 mm of rainfall on Monday. Malkajgiri, Neredmet, Musheerabad, and Moula Ali are just a few of the Secunderabad neighbourhoods that experienced heavy downpours.
The sudden weather shift on Sunday, which brought non-stop rain that continued to batter the city, left residents amazed and made them feel like they had been magically transported from sweltering April to the monsoons of July. The non-stop downpour, with brief breaks, resumed early on Monday. The flooding of some low-lying areas made it challenging for individuals to move about.