Rain to continue for two more days, say weathermen

Rain to continue for two more days, say weathermen

Rainwater stagnated on Ballari Road on Friday. DH Photo/S K Dinesh

Rainfall is likely to continue in the city and other parts of south interior Karnataka for the next two days, said the weathermen on Friday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the city is likely to receive light to moderate rainfall, while parts of coastal Karnataka are also expected to receive rain for the next two days.

A trough in the easterlies from Comorin area to interior Tamil Nadu at 5.8 km above mean sea level has caused the rainfall. There is also a low trough at mean sea level over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Maldives and Lakshwadeep area extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea level.

IMD Bengaluru Director in charge, C P Patil, said that under the influence of these systems the city, parts of the south interior and coastal Karnataka are experiencing rainfall. This will continue for another two to three days after which it will start to recede.

On Friday the city received 3.8 mm rainfall up to 5.30 pm, while HAL and Kempegowda international airport received 7.6 mm and 2.2 mm rainfall respectively.

There has been a drop in the maximum temperature and an increase in the minimum temperature because of the cloudy sky. The maximum temperature in the city at 5.30 pm was 25 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 19.6 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature was two degrees below normal and the minimum was 2.6 degrees above normal.