On Tuesday afternoon, Parts of Kodagu district and Sakleshpur witnessed first spell of heavy pre-Monsoon rains, Giving way for extremely pleasant weather conditions for Coffee plantations.
Kodagu and Sakleshpur and Arakalgud in Hassan district recieved a rains accompanied by thunder and lightning on Tuesday evening.
IMD Bengaluru said reason for rain is due to depression over Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts, whirls are occurring in north coastal area of Karnataka. These will cause rains accompanied by thunder is likely across Karnataka for the next two days. Chamarajanagar, Mysuru and Mandya districts are expected to receive rains.
Private firm – Skymet Weather reported reason for rains can be attributed to the persistence of a trough, extending from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra up to Interior Tamil Nadu across Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka. Though the position of this trough is oscillating from east to west, but it is still maintaining its impact over southern peninsula.
Skymet Weather forecasted scattered light to moderate rain and thundershowers will continue over parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and South Karnataka for another two to three days. It also predicted Bangalore city can expect some short and sharp spell of rains during the late evening hours for another 24 to 48 hours.
The Bangalore city has already recorded 48 mm of rains in first half of the month, surpassing its monthly average rainfall of 18.7 mm. In fact, it is also the second highest rainfall recorded in entire month during the last 10 years. Prior to this, March 2008 had recorded 59.8 mm of rain.