Thundershowers expected for two more days: IMD

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Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief as sudden evening showers hit parts of the city after a relatively hot day.

By 5.30 pm, the city had received about 11.8 mm and the HAL airport had received about 1.4 mm of rainfall.

The brief rain during the peak hours on Monday evening, however, left commuters in a lurch.

The rainfall was accompanied by strong wind, uprooting nearly 15 trees across the city. One tree each in Palace Road Guttahalli, 7th cross Malleswaram, Sampige Road and 16th cross in West zone were uprooted.

In the East zone, one tree each in Sanjay Nagar and one in RT Nagar was uprooted. Meanwhile, West zone reported incidents of tree-fall near Navrang theatre in Rajajinagar, Nandini Layout, and Mahalakshmi Layout each.

Apart from this, one tree each got uprooted near Nimishamba temple in RR Nagar,  Vidyaranyapura, Goraguntepalya, Jalahalli village, Kammanahalli, and Yelahanka.

Parts of the city also reported waterlogged roads, like the Kodex junction near Majestic.

Two wheelers heading back home had to wait for some time as the rain was heavy in certain parts.

However, the BBMP control room officials confirmed zero injuries reported due to tree fall.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a trough of low over the equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining south-east Arabian Sea.

There is also a cyclonic circulation up to 1.5 km above mean sea level over interior Karnataka and adjoining Rayalaseema. The north-south winds discontinuity from Maharashtra to interior Tamil Nadu across interior Karnataka at 0.9 km, above the mean sea level, is also contributing to the change in weather.

It is because of these systems that rain is occurring across Karnataka, said Geeta Agnihotri, IMD Bengaluru director in charge.

IMD has also forecasted thundershowers for the next two days in the city.

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