Overnight rain catches Bengalureans by surprise

Overnight rain catches Bengalureans by surprise

IMD has forecast thundershowers for the next 24 hours across Bengaluru and other parts of south interior Karnataka

Early risers in Bengaluru were in for a surprise on Monday morning when they were greeted with flooded areas and heavy rain.

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), thundershowers and heavy rainfall began around 1 am on Monday and continued till 7.30 am.

While some areas received light to moderate rainfall, many areas saw a heavy downpour.

The KSNDMC officials said heavy rainfall was reported in west, north and south Bengaluru, while east Bengaluru received less rainfall. 

School buses were caught in a traffic pile-up on Magadi road as vehicles got stuck in huge potholes. The situation turned dangerous when some motorists fell off their two-wheelers. 

The BBMP is yet to fill potholes on this stretch, despite the high court deadline ending on Monday morning.

Highest rainfall was recorded in Hampinagar (112mm), Naganapura recorded 71 mm, Nandini layout 56.5 mm, Agara Dasarahalli received 78.5 mm, Cholanayakanahalli recorded 60.5 mm rainfall, Rajamahal Guttahalli recorded 60.5 mm, Shivanagar 74.5 mm, Cottonpet 55mm, Kammanahalli 19mm, HBR layout 17.5 mm and Benaganahalli 3mm.

The overnight rain led to waterlogging at Hebbal flyover. (DH Photo/Janardhan B K)

The KSNMDC has forecast moderate rain across the city and surrounding areas for the next 24 hours.

The BBMP control room received complaints from Vasanthanagar and Jayanagar 4th block regarding tree fall. 

Waterlogging was reported in Balaji layout, Kothnur road in Harinagar, Koramangala 12th main road and Dattatreya Nagar in Hosakerehalli. 

Flooding in Hulimavu

Water from an overflowing stormwater drain (SWD) near Hulimavu entered 10 to 12 houses in the area. 

"The ground floor of many houses along the lane are flooded. We have not slept the entire night as we were shifting things upstairs," said Shankar Narayan, a resident. 

What made things scary was the snakes that were floating in the water. "We have informed the BBMP office. The local corporator also visited our place in the morning and has promised to offer help. It is the first time such a thing has happened in the last 12 years," said Narayan. 

Also, four cars were completely submerged. "The water level has since receded and we have sent the cars for repair," Narayan added.

The basement of Shiva Gowri Enclave in Gottigere is completed inundated. (DH Photo/S K Dinesh)

IMD forecast

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru received 53.1 mm rainfall, HAL airport 9 mm and Kempegowda International Airport recorded 0.8 mm rainfall.

The IMD officials said that rain began around 11 pm on Sunday night. Until 2.30 am, the city had received 8mm of rain but from 2.30 am to 6.30 am, the city received 45mm of rain. 

According to the IMD, there is a system formation towards Andaman and there is a cyclonic circulation over coastal Karnataka which is bringing moisture to south interior Karnataka and surrounding areas. 

Under the influence of these systems, the IMD has forecast thundershowers for the next 24 hours across Bengaluru and other parts of south interior Karnataka.


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