Thundershowers, gusty winds likely over the next two days

Thundershowers, gusty winds likely over the next two days

Rain water logged on Koramangala 4th block 9th a main in Bengaluru on Monday. .

The sudden downpour on Monday afternoon cooled down the city, which was reeling under the scorching summer sun.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the City recorded a trace rainfall (up to 0.1 mm) till 5.30 pm, the HAL airport received 36.3 mm of rain.

Gusty wind at a maximum speed of 36kmph was reported at 4 pm.

The heavy downpour brought east Bengaluru to a grinding halt.

The traffic had come to a standstill near Domlur by evening as the roads were waterlogged after the rain.

Tree falls

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room official reported a total of 16 tree falls. The official said that in Banaswadi, a tree fell on a car and completely damaged its interiors. "Nobody was injured in the incident," said the official.

In Adugodi as well, a tree fell on a house compound with no reported injuries.

Tree falls were also reported in other areas including Indiranagar, Viveknagar, Shivajinagar, Adugodi, HAL, BTM Layout, Bommanahalli, Begur Road, HSR Layout, ISRO Junction, BTM 15th Main, Bommasandra Post office and Sampige Road in Malleswaram.

Power cuts

Five electric poles in HAL were also damaged because of the strong wind, resulting in power cuts across several parts of the city.

Bangalore Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Bescom) received 1200 complaints between 5 and 7 pm.

Power-cut complaints were reported from Arekere, Basavanapura, Hulimavu, Munnekolala, AECS Layout, Koramangala 4th Block, Lake View Layout, Dinne Anjaneya layout, Haralur, Mahadevapura, Whitefield, New Thippasandra, Ramamurthy Nagar, Kasturi Nagar, Shivajinagar, Mariyannapalya Dasarahalli and surrounding areas.

Thundershowers, gusty winds ahead: IMD

IMD-Bengaluru, Director-in-charge, Geeta Agnihotri, said that the city and parts of north interior Karnataka will experience thundershowers and gusty winds for the next two days.

This is because of formation of systems and the local factors.

There is a north-south wind discontinuity from Telangana to south Tamil Nadu across Rayalaseema and south interior Karnataka extending up to 0.9 km above the mean sea level.

There is also a low-pressure area over the Andaman Sea and the neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 3.1 kms above the mean sea level.

The maximum temperature in the City on Monday, till 5.30 pm was 35.2 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 23.2 degree Celsius. The maximum and minimum were 1 degree Celsius above the normal, each.

In the HAL airport area, the maximum and minimum temperatures were 35.1 and 23.3 degree Celsius, respectively.

At the Kempegowda International Airport, the maximum and minimum temperatures were 36 and 22.5 degree Celsius, respectively.

Match likely to be hampered

The IPL match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians could be hampered as the IMD has forecasted about thundershowers and gusty winds on Tuesday and Wednesday in the city.