Evening showers grace Bengaluru and parts of Karnataka

Several parts of South Interior Karnataka region were treated to a temporary respite from soaring summer temperatures,While some parts of Bengaluru received only light showers.

A short spell of rain with Hailstones the size of small coins and gushty wind brings falling trees and water-logged streets — the second consecutive day of evening showers brought along with it drama and chaos on Monday — which has brought a much needed sigh of relief for the residents of Bengaluru.

According to the meteorological department, the city recorded 10mm (1cm) of rainfall since 3:30pm. While Domlur recorded 80mm of rainfall at 4:16pm, HSR Layout received 58mm of rain during the same time, shows data from Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC).

Apart from Bengaluru, the other districts which received showers during the day include Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Mysuru, Kodagu, Tumakuru, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagara, Kolar and Chikkaballapur.

The next two days will also see thundershowers and storms in the evenings, predicts the weatherman. There’s a trough of 1.5km running from North Telangana to Konkan that’ll bring rain to some parts of Karnataka, including Bengaluru. East, west and southern parts of Bengaluru, including Kolar and Tumakuru, will receive maximum rain, cautioned the Met dept.

Bengaluru looks forward to hot weather

After a brief moment of rain over the beautiful Garden City of Bengaluru, temperatures are expected to rise quite a bit.

The reason for this rainfall can be attributed to the trough from south interior Karnataka to Kerala. But as of now even this trough has moved to west over Arabian Sea, paving way for much drier days for Bengaluru.

Rainfall during the month of April over Bengaluru is not uncommon. The average rainfall for the month of April over Bengaluru is 41.5 mm. This is a lot, when compared to actual rainfall for April 2017. So far, in this month, Bengaluru has received only about 10 mm of rainfall which is way less than the normal rainfall. With 13 more days to go and no rainfall in sight, reaching the normal rainfall figure will be a stupendous task.


2.PC:Akash Barwal

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