Heavy rains broke a 16 year old record of Hyderabad. Hyderabad city received a 16.7 cms of rains on Tuesday night (20th September). From 10 pm to midnight, the GHMC limits received the highest rainfall ever recorded, leading to the breaching of lakes, flooding at Quthbullapur and surrounding areas.GHMC executive engineer R. Srinivas Reddy said, “There are two records. Usually rainfall is calculated over 24 hours. If the 24-hour rainfall from Tuesday 8.30 am to Wednesday 8.30 am is taken, then the highest is still the 24 cm rainfall of August 2000. But if we consider the two-hour spell, around 10 cm of rain was recorded at Shapurnagar in Quthbullapur, the highest short spell in city’s history.”
It rained on Wednesday, too, but not heavily. Met department said that the upper air circulation had turned into a lower pressure area over Bay of Bengal, which resulted in the rains.