Sudden rainfall causes chaos in Hyderabad, with more expected in Telangana
Hyderabad: The atmosphere in Hyderabad changed dramatically on Tuesday, as the sun blazed down on the city until mid-afternoon before suddenly disappearing behind dark clouds. Heavy rain and stormy winds then descended on the city, causing havoc on the roads and leaving many motorists stranded.
The rainfall was particularly heavy in the Hyderabad-Secunderabad area, with areas such as Uppal, LBnagar, Dilsukhnagar, Malakpet, Charminar, Saidabad, and Madannapet all experiencing heavy rain and thunderstorms. In some other places, there were reports of hailstorms and lightning strikes.
The rainfall has caused many roads in the city to become waterlogged, making it difficult for motorists to travel. The situation was made worse when a huge tree fell near the High Court, destroying two two-wheelers and a car and seriously injuring a woman and a child. The incident caused a major traffic jam on the High Court main road, with vehicles stuck for up to two kilometers.
The disruption caused by the heavy rainfall is expected to continue, as the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning indicating that similar conditions will prevail in Telangana for the next seven days. The department has warned that there could be light to heavy rains across the state, with thunder and lightning expected in some districts.
The rainfall has also disrupted buses and vehicles traveling to other districts, causing further inconvenience for commuters. The authorities have urged motorists to take extra care when traveling in the rain and to avoid driving through flooded areas.