206 mm rain on Sunday broke 30-yr record

206 mm rain on Sunday broke 30-yr record

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The city, which received record rainfall on Sunday night, may receive more rain till the end of September.

On September 12, 1988, the city had witnessed 177.6 mm of rainfall. On Sunday night, the city received 206 mm, breaking the 30-year-old record. Srinivas Reddy of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said heavy rain will continue for two more days.

Anjanapura off Kanakapura Road received the highest rainfall of 206 mm.

He also said that the humid air from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea is passing through the city and this is the reason for the heavy rain in the city.

Bangalore South witnessed the highest rainfall. Bommanahalli, HSR Layout, Kengeri and Rajarajeshwari Nagar received up to 200 mm of rainfall on Sunday night. Dakshina Kannada, Tumakuru, and Mandya are also expected to receive more rain.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy instructed BBMP officials to take precautionary measures to ensure there is no loss of life.

BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad also issued alerts to all 67 BBMP control rooms and has identified flood-prone areas in the city.

“All joint commissioners and chief engineers, alert your entire staff and sub-divisional control rooms. I will visit the control rooms at night,” Prasad sent an alert to BBMP officials on Monday night. He also inspected a control room at JP Park in Mathikere.

CM of Karnataka‏Verified account @CMofKarnataka

"More Rainfall could continue in #Bengaluru for two more days as per the weather forecast. I have asked BBMP Commissioner to ensure necessary precautions to avert any mishap. BBMP officials are on high alert and people residing in low-lying areas should be cautious. #BengaluruRains"

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