More rain gauges to be set up

More rain gauges to be set up

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre will set up ward-wise rain gauges in the coming days to record rainfall in the City. 

With this, the centre will be able to individually monitor and alert rainfall as the City experiences scattered rainfall.  With 100 rain gauges already in place, the centre has been sending alerts to the zonal level offices of BBMP about rainfall.

An official from KSNDMC said that it is normal for Bangalore to receive rainfall during September and October as it is the retreating monsoon season.  In the past few days, several climatic conditions have influenced each other which resulted in unusual heavy rainfall in the City.

Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ will be hitting the east coast on Sunday. Although there would be no effect in Bangalore, the City is expected to experience light rains.

Heavy rains

Heavy downpour accompanied by thunder and lightning that lashed several parts of the City on Friday night left several houses inundated, brought traffic to a halt and caused minor disruptions in power supply.

The BBMP control room received numerous complaints from the public, as trees came crashing down at 8th ‘B’ Cross Atriguppe, Ramamandir Road at Hanumanthanagar, Vijaynagar, Koramangala 8th Block, Chamrajpet and Chickpet. BBMP men pumped out the water logged at Kino theatre. Residents from CMH Road, Halasuru and Indiranagar complained of power disruptions on Friday night.

The City on Friday night received about 19.6 mm of rainfall, HAL airport received about 5.4 mm and Yelahanka recorded, 29.8 mm.