Hyderabad: Heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning hit the city late in the night on Wednesday.
Reports said the gale began at 10:30 pm at Uppal, Boduppal, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Nagole, LB Nagar, Ramanatapur and Amberpet.
Trees in colonies located on the outskirts were uprooted and an electric transformer near Uppal junction caught fire. The area plunged into darkness.
Reports of gales and heavy rain were received from other area like Somajiguda, Begumpet and Kompally. Hailstorm were reported from Trimulgherry.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister KT Rama Rao directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials on Twitter to get the emergency teams positioned on the city roads. The GHMC twitter handle responded in an affirmative, claiming all the emergency teams have been alerted.
The hail and gust broke a few window panes in apartments and forced the electricity department to sever power distribution in several areas.
According to IMD officials, the weather would continue to be the same for the next 48 hours.