Monsoon active in several dists

Monsoon active in several dists

 Several parts of the State received light to heavy rainfall. Monsoon was active in most of the districts. While lightning claimed the life of a man in Dakshina Kannada, agricultural activities gained momentum in most of the places.

Heavy rainfall, accompanied by  thunderstorm and lightning lashed several parts of Dakshina Kannada district on Friday.

The skies remained overcast throughout the day. At Kalanja in Belthangady, 45-year-old Anni Gowda was struck by lightning. He was brushing his teeth in the bathroom when he was struck by lightning.

Anni Gowda’s house has also been partially damaged. Lightning damaged a pumpshed and electrical switches belonging to R Subba Rao at Aryapu in Puttur taluk. Gusty winds damaged houses in Kerekad near Moodbidri. The loss is estimated to be around Rs 20 lakh. Sea erosion has also been reported in Ullal region.

Udupi district received an average of 43.2 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Karkala taluk received highest of 53.1 mm rainfall, followed by Udupi taluk, which received 44.6 mm rainfall. Sea erosion has intensified in Kodi Bengre region and houses on the shore are under threat. Kodlady, Kunjarugiri, Shiroor, Gangolli, Sanoor, Ajri, Kamalsheele, Siddhapura, Brahmavara, Kalthuru, Heeriyadka, Parkala and Hebri experienced heavy rainfall.
Mudigere, Sringeri, Koppa, NR Pura and Chikkamagaluru taluks experienced good rainfall. Gusty winds uprooted several trees and electricity poles. With copious rainfall, water level in Bhadra river has increased. Kadur and Tarikere experienced drizzling. Kalasa and Kerekatte have recorded highest of 46.4 mm rainfall.
Out of gear
Moderate to heavy rainfall lashed several parts of the district throwing normal life of out of gear, on Friday. Copious rain lashed Sagar, Joga, Kargal since morning. The catchment area of Linganamakki dam received incessant rain. Power supply was disrupted in rural areas of Sagar taluk as branches of trees fell on electric wires.

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds had been lashing Hosanagar taluk for the past 12 hours disrupting power supply in rural areas. Branch of a huge tree fell on the road affecting vehicular movement at Belluru near Ripponpet in Hosanagar taluk. Following copious rain in Thirthahalli taluk, power supply was disrupted in Agumbe region.

Rain continued to lash Belgaum City and the surrounding areas for the second consecutive day on Friday. Schoolchildren faced inconvenience as heavy rain lashed the city in the early hours of the day. Cloudy weather prevailed throughout the day. 

Uttara Kannada district experienced copiuous rainfall throughout the day. Due to gusty winds the Arabian Sea roared as waves hit the shores. Karwar, Ankola, Kumta, Honnavara and Bhatka in the coastal region received incessant rainfall. Sirsi, Siddapur, Yellapur, Dandeli, Haliyal and Mundagod also received heavy rainfall. Low-lying areas were inundated and several electricity poles and trees were uprooted.

Heavy rain lashed Haveri district continously on Friday, the fifth day. Dank weather prevailed in the morning hours and it drizzled throughout the day sporadically.  Agricultural activities have  gained momentum in the  district.

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