Rain brings cheer to Coffee planters in Karnataka

Most parts of Kodagu,Hassan,Chikmagaluru recieved the much needed rainfall on Wednesday.

Coffee planters in Karnataka were relieved a lot as they were waiting for rain for the survival of coffee and ginger crops. As Arabica and Robasta coffee plants had started flowering, they needed rainfall to retain the flowers.

Blossom showers or first showers of season is very important for coffee plantations as timely and natural showers will promote good flowers and assure good crop for next season. The rain also brought relief to the arecanut growers. The rain lasted for about 45 minutes.

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As reported by Deccan Herald – Various parts of Chikkamagaluru and Mudigere taluks received copious rain on Wednesday. Chikkamagaluru, Bababudangiri, Kottigehara, Banakal, Baggasagodu, Sabbenahalli, Bettagere, Guthi, Kanachuru, Devarunda, Gonibeedu received good rainfall.

Horanadu,Kalasa,Shivamogga,Parts of Subrahmanya, Uppinangady, Nellady, Ujire, Charmadi in Dakshina Kannada district  received rainfall with lightning and thunder.
 
It also reported most parts of North Karnataka like Bagalkot, Navanagar, Badami, Gaddanakeri Cross, Kaladagi, Muddebihal and Shiroor also recieved a good rainfall.

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As per Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation persists over the northern parts of Karnataka and adjoining Maharashtra extending up to 0.9 km above sea level. Moreover, an upper air trough also extends from this system to Maldives across Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep Island.

Skymet Weather also reiterates that the southern parts of Maharashtra can further brace for these scattered showers to continue for another 24-36 hours. Due to high temperatures and available moisture content, the probability of developing convective clouds also increases resulting in rain and thundershower activities over Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.

Source:

  1. Deccan Herald
  2. Skymet Weather
  3. PC: Sunith Gowda
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