Heavy rain lashes coastal belt, Malnad

Heavy rain lashes coastal belt, Malnad

With south-west monsoon advancing into remaining parts of North Interior Karnataka, the coastal areas have been receiving good rains since Saturday afternoon. The sky remained overcast in the morning.

The intermittent rains were, however, a bother for schoolchildren and officegoers, who had to manoeuvre their way through puddles and manholes filled with water on the city roads.

The inflow of water into the rivers has increased. Due to the lack of stormwater drains, water was flowing on the roads, thus disrupting movement of vehicles in Mangalore city.

In the last 24 hours, Kadaba received the highest of 50.1 mm of rainfall, followed by Moodbidri 33.2 mm, Mangalore 31.3 mm, Puttur 25.1 mm, Bantwal 19.2 mm, Sullia 16.4 mm and Belthangady 9.4 mm.

Electrical appliances were damaged when lightning struck a house belonging to Rajeevi Poojarthi at Kalikamba in Karkala on Friday night. Electrical goods were also damaged in the house of Kurumbila Poojary. Rainwater entered houses in Alake, Arekerebail and Attavar in Mangalore. With water-filled roads, the movement of vehicles was disrupted in Kottara, Kodialbail, Falnir, Jappinamogaru and Kannur.

In Madikeri

Heavy rains lashed across Kodagu district on Saturday. Madikeri, Bhagamandala, Napoklu, Srimangala, Ammathi, Ponnampet, Shanivarasanthe and Kushalnagar received moderate rainfall.

The water level in Kootuhole stream, which supplies water to Madikeri, has increased. As rains have intensified in Kodagu, the beauty of Abbey Falls has doubled, thus attracting more number of tourists. With the increase in inflow of water to the Triveni Sangama, Harangi, Chiklihole and Cauvery river, the level in Harangi reservoir has also increased.
Farmers have started levelling their land for agriculture activities. Kalasa and Mudigere in Chikmagalur district too received good rainfall.

In Hubli

Heavy rain was reported in several parts of Dharwad and Uttara Kannada districts on Saturday. Heavy downpour was reported from Bhatkal and Karwar in Uttara Kannada district. A tree was uprooted due to heavy winds accompanied by heavy rain that started at 5.40 pm in Karwar, and it fell on a car. There was drizzling in the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad.

In Shimoga

Some parts of Shimoga district have been receiving moderate rainfall in the past two days. Shikaripur and Teertahalli taluks have received good spell of rain. However, Shimoga city has hardly witnessed rainfall so far this season, but the weather remains cloudy. Farmers have started sowing paddy and maize seeds in Shikaripur taluk in the wake of the showers.

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