Downpour cools city, uproots trees

Downpour cools city, uproots trees

Wednesday’s showers brought some relief to Bengaluru but the rain and strong winds also felled 21 trees and left 10 houses flooded.

The evening showers even disrupted traffic on many key roads and left most two-wheeler riders heading back home drenched.

According to details from the BBMP control room, at least 21 trees were uprooted resulting in traffic snarls. At least 10 houses were flooded in Dasarahalli, Seegehalli, Mallasandra, Yelahanka, Bommanahalli and Rajarajeshwarinagar. A building in the police quarters in Adugodi too was damaged after a tree fell on it, the control room operator told DH at 9 pm. BESCOM too received as many as 942 complaints between 6 pm and 9 pm.

Until 8.30 pm, the city received 28.4 mm of rainfall while the area around HAL airport recorded 25.8 mm, officials of the Meteorological Centre, Bengaluru said. The city will continue to experience showers for the next two days. The forecast would generally be cloudy skies with one or two spells of rain and thundershowers. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 27 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively on Thursday and Friday, the forecast states.

On Wednesday, there was a five-degree Celsius dip from the normal temperature. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 22 and a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius. Rainfall occurred at most places over coastal Karnataka and at a few places over interior Karnataka. This is due to a depression over south west Bay of Bengal. However, Kalaburagi  recorded a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius in the state.

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