HYDERABAD: After a lull, city was in for some light showers on Monday, recording an average rainfall of 3.5 mm up to 8.30pm. The intermittent showers also pushed down minimum and maximum temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
The maximum and minimum temperatures on Monday stood at 29.7 degrees Celsius and 20.9 degrees Celsius, respectively, as against maximum and minimum temperatures of 29.6 and 22.2 degrees Celsius, respectively recorded on Sunday.
The widespread rainfall in , including Hyderabad, on Monday was due to the well-marked low-pressure system in north coastal Odisha adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, southwest Bengal and southeast Jharkhand, according to the (IMD).
Though IMD has forecast “generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers” for the next six days in the state, IMD officials said the intensity of rains over the state will reduce from Tuesday. “The rainfall will increase if the intensity of low-pressure system increases and reduce if the intensity of the system goes down,” said Sridhar, meteorologist, IMD-Hyderabad.
Rains across the city resulted in waterlogging in many areas and halted traffic. In areas like , Hitex, Banjara Hills, Panjagutta and those returning from work faced a tough time navigating ankle-deep waterlogging on several roads. “Traffic at Saroornagar was dreadful. We had to take many detours because of waterlogging,” said Prashanth Kumar, a software professional.
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