Press Esc to close
Saturday 18 April 2015
News updated at 9:50 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Mysore receives record rain

Mysore, April 6, 2013, DHNS:

The City, which was thristing for rains, on Saturday midnight, received very heavy rainfall, bringing down the temperature for a few hours. The City recorded 33.5 mm rainfall (between 1.30 am and 2.30 am), the highest recorded for the said period in the last hundred years, according to weather experts.

The rainfall was accompanied by heavy thunderstorm, making it a “unique event.” Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre Director V S Prakash, said high intensity rains of 104 mm/hour was recorded between 1.45 am and 2 am on Saturday. “This is very unique for the said period -- April 5 midnight to April 6 early morning,” he observed.

In the last century, Mysore, however, received its highest pre-monsoon showers on April 4, 1973 (96.2 mm); followed by 42.6 mm on April 5, 2002; 39 mm on April 2, 2003; and 36.9 mm on April 1, 2004.

Saturday’s midnight rainfall was however restricted to Naganahalli (26.5 mm), Jayapura (12  mm) and Mysore City. Varuna and Ilavala have recorded no rainfall. Pre-monsoon showers are expected all through April and May. “Given the trend, South West monsoon will be expected on time,” Prakash added.

Indian Meterological Department, Bangalore, Director-in-Charge B Puttanna said South Eastern part of State was experiencing rainfall. He said thunderstorms have been forecast for the next couple of days, which will occur after 5.30 pm. Rainfall has been occurring in isolated parts of Mysore district during the past week.

The temperature dip due to rainfall at night was temporary, as summer heat overshadowed the effect of rains by noon, he added.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523