Showers bring down soaring temperature in Karnataka

Showers bring down soaring temperature in Karnataka

 Heavy rains which lashed several parts of the state on Tuesday helped bring down mercury levels.

Rains coupled with gusty winds and thunder lashed Chitradurga for more than an hour in the noon bringing respite for the residents.

The town had been reeling under high temperature of 41 degrees Celsius for the past few days. The sky was overcast towards the evening indicating more rains. Chitrahalli in Hosadurga taluk received drizzle for a while. There were reports of little rain in Molakalmuru and Davangere also. A person was struck dead by lightning in Bharamasagara of Chitradurga taluk. A 36-year-old woman was struck dead by lightning in MD Kote of Hiriyur taluk.

Kodagu

Rain coupled with lightning and thunder lashed Madikeri an one hour. The rain brought much respite from the scorching sun.

The showers will also be of help for coffee plants and pepper vines. Rain lashed parts of Chikkamagaluru district also. Aavathi, Mallandoor, Kaimara and surrounding areas experienced moderate rainfall.

Ballari

Several parts of Ballari district also received heavy rains for around 20 minutes late on Monday night. The town has been recording a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius for the past three days.

Dakshina Kannada

Moderate rainfall coupled with lightning and thunder lashed parts of Puttur and Sullia taluks. Ishwaramangala, Pallathoor, Perlampady, Kolthige, Kavu and other surrounding areas experienced rain for 20 minutes.

Shivamogga

Heavy rains accompanied by lightning, thunder, hailstorms lashed several parts of Shivamogga district. Mahabala (45) of Kachanakatte in Shivamogga taluk was struck dead by lightning. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi received rains for more than an hour towards evening. Shikaripur, Thirthahalli, some parts of Sagar, Sorab and Hosanagar also received good spell of rains at night. Several roads in Shivamogga and Bhadravathi cities were waterlogged. Power supply was disrupted in some areas of Shivamogga.

Mysuru

Crops worth lakhs of rupees were damaged in the heavy rains that lashed Hunsur in Mysuru district on Monday night. Standing crops of mango and banana were ravaged due to the rains. Heavy rains accopanied with strong winds lashed Maddur in Mandya district damaging a sericulture farm. Roof tiles of several houses were blown away by gusty winds. Arkalgud in Hassan district too received a good spell of rains. Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district received heavy rains for an hour.


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