Light rains lash City

City received unexpected rains on the first day of the New Year on Thursday.
Many parts of the City received light rains early Thursday morning and it also rained in the evening.

Meteorological Department sources said such rainfall occurs sometimes during North East Monsoon. “It is not for the first time that the City received rains either in the last week of December or the first week of January. There were rains in  the past also during this time,” a Met Department officer said.

Bengaluru International Airport recorded 7 mm rainfall, while Yelahanka, HAL and City received 0.6 mm, 2.8 mm and 0.9 mm respectively.

The Met Department predicted rainfall on Friday too.  The untimely rains disrupted traffic for some time towards the evening.

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