Heavy rains bring traffic to a grinding halt

Heavy rains bring traffic to a grinding halt

Waterlogging disrupts vehicular movement on KIA road

Heavy rains bring traffic to a grinding halt

Heavy rains lashed most parts of the City for the second consecutive day on Monday leading to disruption of vehicular movement, particularly in the central business district.

 The City recorded 25.8 mm of rainfall up to 8.30 pm.

Passengers bound for Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) were put to hardship as heavy waterlogging near the toll plaza on NH-7 slowed down movement of vehicles. A car was almost washed away in the flash floods on the road.  Massive waterlogging at the underpass near Kino cinema in Seshadripuram brought traffic to a halt in the area. BBMP staff had a tough time in pumping out the water. According to the Palike control room, waterlogging was also reported at Vijaynagar Pipeline Road, 1st Main and at Jalahalli Cross near BSNL office due to which motorists were stranded for sometime. Some low-lying areas in Vidyaranyapura were flooded and water gushed into many houses. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thundershowers for City in the forthcoming days. According to IMD- Bangalore Director B Puttanna the thundershowers are due to the upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep area ranging between 1.5 km and 4.5 km, above mean sea level.

There is also another upper air cyclonic circulation over west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha Andhra Pradesh Coast which is ranging between 1.5 km and 5.5 km, above mean sea level. Due to these two factors most parts of south interior and coastal Karnataka including Bangalore will experience heavy rainfall. This will continue for four to five days. 

 The soaring temperatures in the day are also adding to the heavy downpour and thundershowers the City is experiencing in the evenings. Maximum temperature in the City is hovering around 30 to 31.7 degree Celsius. This is leading to the formation of Clumino- Nimbus clouds. These are vertical clouds which form when the temperature is high and there is sufficient moisture in the atmosphere. These bring heavy downpour in the City. 

October is the second wettest month of the year, after September which received heavy rainfall. The normal rainfall for October is 170.6 mm and till 5.30 pm on October 6, the City received 19.2 mm rainfall for the month.