It's monsoon soon, says Met official

It's monsoon soon, says Met official

The City received rain on Saturday evening, providing citizens respite from the summer heat. The Meteorological department recorded a total rainfall of one cm. Areas like HAL and Yelahanka recorded moderate rainfall and those around Palace Road recorded a rainfall of 8.1 mm.

The department has predicted that the City will have a partly cloudy sky and rain and thundershowers will occur in some areas towards evening on Sunday. The maximum temperature in the City was 36 degree Celsius and the minimum was 23.8.

B Puttanna, Director, Meteorological department, said the slowly approaching South-west monsoon was the cause for the downpour. “The South West monsoon has set in over some parts of Southeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea on Friday. Conditions are favourable for further advance of the Southwest monsoon into more parts of south Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman sea and some parts of east-central Bay of Bengal in the next two to three days,”said Puttanna. He said, “The South West monsoon will enter Kerala by May 31 and should enter Karnataka around June 5.”

Sparks at stadium  

There was some unease at Gate 9 of the M Chinnaswamy stadium when spectators spotted sparks emerging from a halogen light after a tree branch fell on it, ahead of the IPL encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
Firemen attributed the fire to electrical short circuit. The fire tender, which arrived on the spot, left the scene after finding the situation under control.
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