Rains bring temperatures down

Rains bring temperatures down

Summer rains came as a welcome coolant in many parts of the State on Tuesday. Dandeli in Uttara Kannada district received showers accompanied by thunder and lightning in the afternoon. It was the sixth rain this season and the hailstorms on previous occasions had destroyed crops, putting farmers in distress.

An alternative road created to facilitate construction of a bridge at Patel Circle in the town was washed away in the rain.

A 45-year-old woman and her ox were struck dead by lightning at Shivaladahalli in Belur taluk of Hassan district.

Jayamma and the ox died when lightning struck them while they were involved in farming activities in the evening.   

Heavy rains coupled with lightning lashed the temple town of Subramanya in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru. Harihara, Kollamogru, Guthigaru, Kalmakaru and Enekallu in Subramanya received heavy rain. Electricity and telephone connections snapped following the rain.

Mangaluru and surrounding areas also experienced rain in the wee hours of Tuesday. Udupi district has received an average of 27.3 mm rainfall. The temperature in Udupi had touched 34 degree celsius in the last 15 days. The rain brought relief from the high temperature.There were drizzles in Dharwad district on Tuesday, including in the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad.

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