Widespread rains in State as monsoon gathers momentum

Widespread rains  in State as monsoon gathers momentum

 Various parts of the state recorded widespread rain on Monday. While some regions received heavy rainfall, certain others saw dry spells.

Vijayapura

Vijayapura saw heavy rainfall flooding the streets and throwing life out of gear. Other places in the district too experienced heavy showers between noon and twilight. Most streets in the city were submerged under one-foot water. The stormwater drains overflowed.

Bidar

Bidar district received widespread but moderate rainfall and recorded an average of 11.60 mm rain in the last 24 hours. Light showers which began at 10 pm on Sunday continued at regular intervals late into the night. Beside a brief lull at 7 am, heavy rains lashed the district for a couple of hours early in the morning.

According to the Disaster Monitoring Centre, Bengaluru, Aurad taluk recorded the highest rainfall at 17.6 mm, followed by Bhalki at 15.4 mm, Hum-nabad 9.2 mm, Basavakalyan 9.2 mm. Bidar recorded the least rainfall of 7.5 mm.

Moderate showers occurred in the morning, causing inconvenience to school and college students. However, as the day proceeded, the weather became quite clear and the sun emerged out.

Coastal belt

Uttara Kannada district saw a let-up in rainfall, with some parts recording moderate rainfall. The district had experienced heavy rainfall in the past week. The semi-arid regions saw light sprinklings of rain. Dandeli, Mundagod and Haliyal saw light rains for some time, while the coastal and Malnad regions experienced a dry spell. With the sun emerging out of the clouds, agricultural activities resumed.

The district has recorded 40.8 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. While the average rainfall in June is 698.2 mm, the district has already recorded 236.2 mm of rainfall. Intermittent rain lashed parts of Dakshina Kannada district.

Though Mangaluru received rain in the morning, the rest of the day saw overcast skies. In the last 24 hours, Sullia recorded 14.2 mm rainfall, followed by Bantwal at 12 mm and Mangaluru at 11.5 mm rainfall. Madikeri, Siddapura and Moornadu in Kodagu district too received showers.

Shivamogga

Intermittent rain lashed several parts of Shivamogga district. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripur, Sagar, Sorab received good spell of rain between 6 am and 8 am. Thirthahalli, Hosanagar taluks received moderate rain in the afternoon.

Strong winds from north-westerly to westerly direction with speed occasionally reaching 45 to 55 kmph are likely to be seen along and off the Karnataka coast during next 24 hours.

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