The downpour left numerous roads inundated making it tough for commuters to make their way through them. As motorists struggled to wade their way through the water, the rain left pipelines damaged adding to the mess. Even manholes in places such as Puranapul were exposed following the heavy rains, causing much inconvenience to both travelers and local residents.
On October 02, 2017, a huge cumulonimbus cloud burst over the city’s Greater Hyderabad, causing a deluge and nearly 13.25cm rain pouring over the city. This short two-hour stretching disaster killed three people and inundated several popular areas. Moreover, around 4 people were killed in the suburbs four were killed in lightning strike at Narayankhed.
LAST UPDATED : Oct 17, 2021, 08:08 AM IST
- AQI takes turn for worse as monsoon effect wears off in Hyderabad
With the monsoon season coming to an end, the air quality index (AQI) is now showing a downward trend in the city. As per Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) figures, the AQI, which remained below 100 throughout the monsoon in the satisfactory category, climbed back to 125 in the moderate category on Thursday.
- More rains likely over next 2 days in Hyderabad
The city will witness light to moderate rainfall on October 17 and 18 at isolated places, said Met officials. Following this, dry weather conditions are likely to prevail throughout Telangana due to complete withdrawal of south-west monsoon over the coming days.
- Monsoon’s parting shot: Hyderabad gets more than 100mm rain within hours
The city received over 100mm rainfall on Saturday with several areas waterlogged and witnessing falling of trees. As per the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) data, till 8pm, LB Nagar had received the highest rainfall with 106.3mm, followed by Bathukamma Kunta (105.5); Maruthi Nagar (102.5); Kachiguda and Cherlapally (82.3).
- Hyderabad records 91mm rainfall, third wettest October day
The city experienced its third wettest day in October after it recorded 91mm of rainfall on the evening of October 9. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad predicts that the city is likely to witness a rather rainy Dasara following formation of a low pressure area (LPA) over north Andaman sea around October 14-15.
- Thunderbolts jolt Hyderabad, rain pain back after break
Even before the city recovered from the massive inundation and a flood-like situation that threw life out of gear on Friday evening, heavy rain accompanied by loud claps of thunder and blinding bolts of lightning was witnessed in the city on Saturday.
- Hyderabad: Downpour snaps power lines, locals grapple with fury
Heavy rain on Saturday evening resulted in power outages across the city with some areas witnessing blackouts of over four to six hours. The Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) control room was flooded with complaints from across Greater Hyderabad since Saturday evening for restoration of power supply.
- Relief for Gulab-hit farmers after collectors' report: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao
The government was assessing the loss caused by cyclone Gulab to crops, houses and other sectors, and necessary help would be offered based on the report, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao informed the assembly on Friday.
- Hyderabad: Man washed away by current in Musi
A man who waded into Musi for fun was washed away in the strong current at Chaderghat on Friday morning. He did not know swimming and had entered the water at a point where depth had increased by nearly 15 feet due to recent digging for desilting by municipal staff, officials said.
- Vegetable prices go up in Telangana after incessant rains damage crops
Excess rains in Telangana for the past few weeks has led to massive crop damage in the state triggering a rise of 20-50 per cent in vegetable prices. With a majority of the vegetables arriving from neighbouring states, rise in fuel and transportation charges has also added to the vegetable cost.
- Hyderabad: Water from Mir Alam Tank floods Zoo Park
The rain not only created havoc in many parts of the Old City but it also has left behind all the ponds and reservoirs overflow. Similarly, water from Mir Alam Tank flooded Nehru Zoological Park, forcing animal caretakers to take immediate steps to drain out water for the safety of animals.
- Hyderabad: Water enters homes along Musi, locals decry apathy of officials
Areas in the Old City located along the Musi river were among the most affected after the city received over 100 mm of rains on September 27. Water entered houses in low-lying areas with many having to use electric pumps to drain it out.
- Hyderabad: As streets brim, lake overflow hits airport traffic
Following Monday’s heavy rain, the route to Shamshabad and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) via the PVNR Expressway was briefly disrupted on Tuesday after Appa Cheruvu started overflowing on National Highway 44 near Ganganpahad village. While the traffic was diverted to the Outer Ring Road (ORR), it was opened for two-way traffic around 2 pm.
- Rains claim three in Telangana, flooded Musi gives scare to locals
Three persons lost their lives in cyclone Gulab-triggered rain-related incidents over the past 24 hours in Telangana even as hundreds of people residing in a low-lying area in Hyderabad were evacuated to safer places as a precautionary measure.
- Nala work dragging in Hyderabad despite fund injection
Open nalas in the city have turned into death traps for citizens. While the latest incident was reported on Saturday night, wherein a 35-year-old fell into an open drain in Manikonda, records show that at least seven such incidents occurred across Hyderabad, over the last two years, leading to seven deaths.
- Hyderabad likely to witness heavy rainfall today & tomorrow
Hyderabad may witness heavy rain on September 27-28 after the cyclone moves towards south Chhattisgarh and its neighbouring areas. After it crosses, parts of Telangana will receive heavy rains for one or two days,” said A Shravani, meteorologist, India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad.
- Monsoon unlikely to retreat from Telangana soon
Rains triggered by a low-pressure area formed over north Bay of Bengal resulted in heavy rains in the city, even as India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad said the monsoon is unlikely to retreat from the state soon as two weather systems were expected to deliver more rains in central India.
- Heavy rains recharge groundwater levels in Hyderabad
Blessed with bountiful rains this monsoon, several areas across the city have witnessed a healthy rise in the water table for the second consecutive month in August. “The water table rose by 1.87 metres when compared with the status in July,” the latest groundwater table report stated.
- Hyderabad to receive light to moderate rain for next few days
Few areas in the city received light rainfall of 30 mm. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Rajiv Nagar in Uppal recorded the highest rainfall of 30 mm followed by 23 mm at Kapra, 22 mm at Balramnagar in Malkajgiri and 20 mm Tirmulgherry among others.
- Hyderabad: Commuters face hard time as rain floods dug-up roads
Driving through the city roads that have construction works underway has become a risky affair for commuters, after a single spell of rain on Monday. Prominent among the damaged roads was the road leading to Kondapur from Hi-Tec City that abuts a flyover which is currently under construction.