Telangana has been witnessing incessant rains over the last couple of days. As a result, several tanks, streams, and rivers across the state are overflowing. This has led to several accidents and deaths
in the last few days.
The Manair river in Rajanna Siricilla district's Gambiraopeta mandal, for instance, has been overflowing. An RTC bus that was stuck on the a low-level bridge on the river was swept away yesterday. Fortunately however all 30 passengers in the vehicle were able to disembark safely. Although local officials had tried to remove the bus with the help of a JCB, they were unsuccessful in their attempt to do so.
While all the districts in the state have reported heavy rains, Siddipet has recorded the highest level of excess rainfall among the 33 districts in the current monsoon season.
Amidst all this, the IMD's weather forecast for the state capital, Hyderabad, suggests that locals might get some respite from the torrential downpours this week.
The forecast says that for the next four days (till September 4), the city will likely not witness more than one or two spells of rain and that the temperature too will remain between a pleasant 22 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius.
However, the report also says that the city will likely witness thundershowers and lightning on September 5 and 6.