People are seen in a flooded residential area after heavy rainfall in Hyderabad. Reuters
The 19.2 cm rainfall in the city broke all the previous records. The previous highest was 9.83 cm recorded on October 10, 2013, said Dr K. Naga Ratna, scientist at Hyderabad Meteorological Centre.
The extremely heavy rainfall of 25.63 cm recorded at Osmania University in the city also broke the 20-year-old record.
The previous highest rainfall in the city was 24.15 cm at Begumpet on August 24, 2000.
The highest rainfall received on Tuesday on the city outskirts was a record 32.3 cm at Singapore Township at Ghatkesar in Medchal Malkajgiri district.
Hayathnagar in Rangareddy district received 29.85 cm rainfall, followed by South Hastinapuram (28.48 cm) and Saroornagar (27.35 cm), both in Rangareddy district.
As many as 35 places in and around Hyderabad received more than 21 cm rainfall from 8.30 a.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
During the first two weeks of October, Hyderabad received 404 per cent excess rainfall. The city saw 26.8 cm rainfall against the normal 5.32 cm.
The entire state received 144 per cent excess rainfall than normal between Oct 1-14.
Medchal Malkajgiri district abutting Hyderabad received excess rainfall of 380 per cent. Another neighbouring district Sangareddy district received 355 per cent excess fall.
Tuesday's extremely heavy rainfall triggered unprecedented floods in Hyderabad and suburbs.
At least 13 people were killed while several areas were inundated.
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