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Summer rain brings some respite to Hyderabad | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Residents received some respite from the scorching heat on Thursday as the city witnessed summer rains during the evening hours. Several regions including Banjara Hills, Kukatpally, Khairatabad, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Madhapur, Shaik pet, Mehdipatnam, LB Nagar, Uppal, Charminar among others witnessed unexpected rains late in the evening bringing the temperature down a few notches .
“Hail/thunderstorm with light to moderate rain very likely to occur in parts of Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri, Nalgonda, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri and Siddipet in the next three hours,” a forecast from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), read in Hyderabad.
Within the boundaries of the GHMC, the highest rainfall was observed in Balanagar which received a rainfall of 15.5mm, followed by Khairatabad with 13.0mm and Kukatpally with 10.3mm of rainfall.
Locals took to Twitter to talk about the pleasant weather and the city. “Storm and rain in #Hyderabad incredibly pleasant and relieved from the unrelenting heat,” Ramana tweeted with handle @CRamanaKumar.
Several flights entering the city from various locations have been diverted to other areas. “Due to bad weather in Hyderabad, flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Vizag have been diverted to other areas,” an official from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited said.
While flights from Mumbai to Hyderabad and from Vizag to Hyderabad were diverted to Vijayawada, a flight from Delhi to Hyderabad was diverted to Bangalore and another flight from Bangalore to Hyderabad was diverted to Nagpur. IMD has predicted light to moderate rain or thunderstorms in isolated parts of Telangana for the next 5 days.
Houses struck by lightning
As thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rain hit parts of the city, there were reports of property damage in various locations Thursday. A few residences in HMT Nagar were struck by lightning destroying a significant portion of the roof which fell on them and caused minor injuries. A car was also damaged in the same vicinity after a tree branch collapsed on it.
Strong winds uprooted some of the tall trees by the roadside at Teegalguda in Malakpet. A tree branch collapsed on a bicycle and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Sangareddy, Patancheru, BHEL, Ameenpur and Ramachandrapuram. The city recorded the highest rainfall of 16.5mm in Balanagar till 8pm.