Heavy rain lashes City, outskirts

Heavy rain lashes City, outskirts

Several parts of the City and its outskirts recieved heavy rain on Tuesday.

According to the metereological department, rain lashed K R Puram, Ramamurthynagar, Whitefield, Rajajinagar, Magadi Road and many central areas of the City such as Sampangiramnagar, Vasanthnagar, MG Road and Indiranagar. Though it was cloudy since evening, it started to rain around 9 pm and the downpour continued till late in the night.

The BBMP control room did not recieve any major complaints till 11 pm. Two trees were uprooted on West of Chord Road and Kumaraswamy Layout. Water-logging was reported in some areas. In Gokul Layout, water from the clogged stormwater drains overflowed into houses.

Many parts in South also received good rainfall.

Winds, hailstorms

Devanahalli and surrounding areas too received heavy rainfall accompanied by winds and hailstorms. 

Asbestos sheets of 18 homes were damaged, while six electricity poles and six trees were uprooted. 

One transformer burst due to heavy rain in the afternoon. According to Met department officials Bangalore, Kempegowda International Airport recorded 0.6mm rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms till 5.30 pm.

IMD-B Director B Puttanna said heavy rainfall had been forecast for Bangalore and other parts of south interior and coastal Karnataka. 

The regions are likely to receive rainfall ranging from 7-12 cm in the next 24 hours. The IMD has issued a heavy rainfall warning for the City over the next two days. 

He said there was a trough of low pressure from Vidarbha to south Tamil Nadu across interior Karnataka and interior Tamil Nadu. There is an upper air cyclonic circulation over Tamil Nadu and neighbouring areas. This is bringing good moisture to south-west Tamil Nadu.

Under this influence, coastal, south interior and north interior Karnataka will receive good rainfall in the next two days.

The City recorded 15.8 mm rainfall at 11.30 pm and HAL airport recorded 2 mm.

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