HYDERABAD: IMD authorities and independent forecasting agency Skymet have put flood-hit Hyderabad on alert, saying the worst is yet to come with heavy showers expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Heavy rains will lash many parts of Hyderabad, especially during evening and night hours due to a low-pressure area prevailing over central Bay of Bengal which is likely to turn into a deep depression by Wednesday,” said Naga Ratna, in-charge director, IMD, Hyderabad, which has sounded an orange alert for many parts of Telangana.
The IMD attributed continued rainfall activity in Hyderabad to an east-west trough running across Telangana, associated with a fresh low-pressure area formed due to a cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal.
There was a sharp drop in mercury level to 22 degree Celsius in an hour due to intense rainfall, thunder and strong winds in many parts of the city. As light to moderate rain continued to batter the city, the government intensified its rescue and relief operations in many areas.
While the Telangana government officials handed over relief cheques to flood-affected people, contributions were made by politicians and celebrities to the Telangana chief minister’s relief fund.