Rains have highly dominated the year 2020 and the first half of 2021 as Hyderabad smashed all its previous records of such heavy rains in 2008 and 2000. The rains have been both a blessing and a curse of the city as they caused mass havoc on infrastructure and brought the lives of thousands of residents in low lying areas to a pause.
It also reduced issues of pollution, high temperatures and helped us fix the agriculture and irrigation issues with excess water, which was a blessing for the city. The GHMC's annual report of rainfall in Hyderabad has been nothing but blue as more than 20 areas in the city recorded significant excess of rains. The blue colour is the indicator of excess and large excess rainfall as per the reports. The rains of these 20 areas have been at least one-half times the customarily required rainfall and calculated an average deviation of 60%. Charminar has been the city's pick filled with rains as it recorded 1564mm of rain and took a whopping 110% deviation. Charminar and other excess areas almost recorded double their expected rainfall.
The people in the city had mixed reactions to this heavy downpour in the past year. The least rain in the city was recorded in Qutbullapur, which is 991.3 and almost 150mm more than usual. Every area in GHMC had topped their average rainfall and had an excess downpour. With the pandemic keeping people off the roads, the coming monsoon might not see traffic and commute issues. But if the complex repairs of low lying areas and Tolichowki that was worst hit last year are not done on time by GHMC, things might take a bad shape as this year the city is seeing rains even due to cyclonic effects on the coast of the Arabian sea. The regular monsoon is highly anticipated, which is just a few days away, will see a good rainfall as per predictions of the meteorological department and based on the rains that nearly dominated the summer of 2021.
#GHMC ANNUAL RAINFALL (2020-21)
♦️Overall GHMC Ended With 66.4% Large Excess.
♦️#Charminar tops The List with 1564.8mm
♦️#Quthbullapur got Least Rains 991.3mm.
♦️#Bachupally only Outskirt Mandal to record 1609.8mm🔥#Hyderabad #HyderabadRains @HiHyderabad pic.twitter.com/Hld82FKpNY
— Weather Lover (@Hyderabadrains) June 1, 2021