Hyderabad: A thunderstorm Thursday brought a relief to the city that was baking in early summer. The city recorded 4.5 mm of rain until 20:30 on Thursday.
Rain and strong winds have devastated the districts of Adilabad and Nizamabad. More than 28,000 hectares of crops were destroyed in Nizamabad.
Maize, paddy, cold and mango crops were destroyed in Gadwala, and brick kilns were dumped. In the Adilabad courts, 12,000 quintals of red grams were destroyed, and the cold and mango crops were damaged on farms.
In the Mancherial district, mango, maize, cotton and cold fields were submerged. The rain with hailstones continued on the second day in a row in the Nizamabad district.
Kamareddy and Banswada areas have experienced hailstones. As a result, power supply was disrupted at several locations, with trees and poles being uprooted.
In Nizamabad and Armoor, paddy, corn, turmeric and mango crops on approximately 10,000 acres were damaged. The Nizamabad and Kamareddy district administration alerted manual officials to damage to crops and homes.
Back in Hyderabad, heavy rains were recorded through Kukatpally, Serillingampally, A.S. Rao Nagar, Marredpally, Erragadda, Alwal Temple, Malkajgiri, Kondapur, Sanath Nagar, Begumpet, S.R. Nagar. These areas also reported traffic congestion and fluctuations.
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The rain fell in the city came as a complete surprise and the home traffic was thrown out of gear. Although it lasted only half an hour, violent winds accompanying the rain caused failures in many areas as transformers and power lines were disrupted. Meteorological conditions, including heavy rains, could be repeated on March 17, the weather department said.