Hyderabad, September 25: A 111-year-old record was broken for the highest rainfall in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The twin cities witnessed incessant rains for nearly 12 hours from Tuesday evening bringing daily lives to a halt. According to IMD's Hyderabad centre, the downpour ranged from 7.5 cm to 13.2 cm at different locations, Hindustan Times reported. Mumbai Rains Record: City Receives 3,453 mm Rainfall During Monsoon 2019, Highest in 65 Years.
Trimulgherry in Secunderabad cantonment area received the maximum rainfall (13.2 cm), which is the record for September month in the last 111 years, Director of IMD, Hyderabad, YK Reddy told Hindustan Times. The previous record, which was reported in 1908, was 15.32 cm rainfall in Hyderabad.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's son and state IT Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted, "We are witnessing the highest ever rainfall in September in over 100 plus years!". He also thanked hardworking teams of "Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad city police and others" for their outstanding work in restoring the normalcy.
Tweet by KT Rama Rao:
We are witnessing the highest ever rainfall in September in over 100 plus years!
— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 25, 2019
Meanwhile, usually, the rainfall in September is less as the monsoon concludes by the month-end. However, Hyderabad had witnessed such huge downpours in the past too. As per data available with India Meteorological Department (IMD), the highest rainfall in the span of 24 hours was recorded in Hyderabad (24 cm) on August 25, 2000. The previous highest figure was 35.51 mm in October 1916.