Rains batter Kodagu, north Karnataka

Monsoon continued to pummel parts of Karnataka on Friday pushing up water levels in major reservoirs.

With intermittent rainfall across Dakshina Kannada district, the water in Kumaradhara river reached danger level at the bridge near Kukke Subramanya. Any further rain would submerge the bridge snapping road connectivity between Subramanya and Mangalore. The bathing ghat at the temple town has already submerged.

Sky remained overcast in Mangalore throughout the day and the city received heavy rain in the evening. Guthigaru, Panja, Balpa, Yenekallu, Nettana, Bilinele, and other areas received good rainfall.

Sea erosion has intensified at Thenka Yermal near Padubidri. Strong waves have devoured coconut trees and a petty shop on the beach front. Boulders being used as walls to resist erosion have also been washed away.

Dakshina Kannada district received an average rainfall of 51.3 mm in the last 24 hours. Belthangdy recorded the  highest - 54.2 mm followed by Puttur - 53.9 mm. The district has received an average of 2031.4 mm rainfall since January this year.

Several parts of Kodagu district received heavy rain on Friday. There was widespread rain in Madikeri, Sampaje, Shanthalli, Kodlipet and Shanivarasanthe.

Cauvery is in spate at Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala. However, there were no reports of submergence of any bridge or road in the district. Five persons sustained injuries when a tree fell on a house at Cherala-Srimangala village near Madikeri.


Monsoon gained momentum after a lull in Shimoga. Agumbe, Hulikallu, Yadur, Mastikatte, Nagara and other places in Western ghats received heavy rain raising the inflow into Linganamakki, Bhadra and Tunga reservoirs.

North Karnataka

Most of the places in North Karnataka received intermittent rains on Friday. Inflow into Vedaganga river in Chikodi taluk went up following copious rain in Konkan area of Maharashtra. Belgaum, Nippani, Bailahongal, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri too received good rains.

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