Rains in City after 8 days

Last Updated 29 June 2014, 14:16 IST

After a gap of eight days, the City received good rains on Saturday evening, bringing the much needed respite to the City dwellers from the heat.  

The city recorded 26.2 mm of rainfall, while HAL airport received 39.4 mm and BIAL received  42.1 mm rainfall (till 8.30 pm).

The maximum temperature in the City was 32.6 degrees Celsius and minimum was 23.5 degrees Celsius.

On Friday, the maximum temperature recorded in the City was 33.6 degrees Celsius.

The last time Bangalore received rainfall was on June 19 and had recorded 0.3 mm of rainfall.Meanwhile, the rainfall left one tree uprooted at Sadashivnagar, 5th Main Road.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials said that the fallen tree was cleared soon. Traffic jams and slow moving traffic were reported at MG Road, KR Puram, Halasur, Frazer Town, Old Airport Road and Cubbon park area for two hours.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bangalore Director, B Puttanna, said that Bangalore would receive moderate rainfall for next two days.

"This is because of the presence of upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep area extending between 1.5 km and 4.5 km above sea level," he said.

He added that in the last one week, there had been isolated rainfall in City.

"In the first and second weeks of June, the City received a good amount of rainfall. In the third week there has been decline in rainfall received. However, it is a normal phenomena as Bangalore has already received 141.4 mm of rainfall till date which is above normal for this month. In July, heavy rainfall is expected,” Puttanna said.

(Published 28 June 2014, 20:33 IST)

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