Rainfall beats prediction for June in Bangalore

The South West monsoon covered the entire State on June 20 and is now advancing towards North India.

But this month, though Bangalore has received more than the amount of rainfall that was forecast, the number of rainy days were less. In the coming days, Bangalore, along with other parts of the State, is likely to receive more rainfall.

According to B Puttanna, Director of the Indian Meteorological Department, Bangalore, the State as a whole has so far received good rainfall. Though the number of rainy days has been less in Bangalore, it received good rainfall in the beginning of the month. The forecast for Bangalore was 87 mm, but the City has already received 115.2 mm rainfall.

Puttanna pointed out that there are variations in the weather pattern every year. In 2012, there was good rainfall, but it was less in 2013. This year, in June, strong winds are prevailing, ranging up to 50 kmph. This has reduced the possibility of cloud formation.

In the last few days, Bangalore has experienced a drizzle, a common phenomenon in June. But this will soon change.In the coming days, heavy rainfall has been forecast. In July, Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka will receive heavy rainfall. But it will not be very intense. The coastal and Ghat regions will experience very heavy rainfall. This will fill the water sources to the brim and thus, Bangalore will get good water supply.

In Kodagu district

Monsoon intensified in Kodagu district with Madikeri, Napoklu, Bhagamandala and Srimangala receiving good rainfall. Talacauvery, where river Cauvery takes birth, received good rainfall.

The inflow of water in the Triveni Sangama (confluence of three rivers) at Bhagamandala has increased.

With Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri receiving good rainfall, the waterfalls has come back to life.

Additional deputy commissioner H Prasanna said that boat services have been made available to shift the people to safer places if Bhagamandala gets inundated in the event of floods. In the last 24 hours, the district received an average of 4.1 cm of rainfall. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,815.59 feet, against a maximum level of 2,859 feet. The inflow of water was 1,639 cusecs. In the meantime, farmers have intensified agriculture activities in the district.

On the other hand, rain has receded in Mangalore.

In Shimoga

Some parts of the district received moderate to heavy rains on Saturday. In the last 24 hours, Sagar taluk received the highest rainfall of 80 mm, followed by Tirthahalli 53.2 mm, Hosanagar 19.8 mm, Sorab 17.2 mm, Shikaripur 5.8 mm, Shimoga 3.6 mm, Bhadravathi 2.2 mm.

Intermittent rains lashed Shikaripur, Shimoga and Sorab taluks. Following the heavy rainfall in Sagar taluk, the inflow of water into the Linganamakki dam has increased. The water level stood at 7,768 feet against the maximum level of 7,819 feet.

It drizzled in Uttara Kannada district, including Karwar city. High tides were seen along the coast.

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