Moderate to heavy rains in many parts of state

Moderate to heavy rains in many parts of state

Moderate to heavy rains in many parts of state

Several parts of the state received moderate to heavy rains late on Thursday night and on Friday morning.

Though no casualties were reported, normal life has come was disrupted in many districts.
Gadag district has been receiving good rains for the past couple of days. Ron and Shirahatti taluks have also received good rains. The district received 53.4 mm rainfall on Friday.

The skies were overcast since morning and opened up in the afternoon. Most of the low-lying areas were inundated and normal life came to a halt. Motorists had to negotiate heavy rain, accompanied with gusty winds.

Several parts of Ballari district have received good rains. Hosapete and Hagaribommanahalli received continuous rains from Thursday night to Friday morning.

Power supply was disrupted for several hours. Rains receded in Uttara Kannada district on Friday. It drizzled in Bhatkal, Honnavar and Kumata for some time. Though a cloudy atmosphere prevailed in most parts of the district, it did not rain.

Heavy rains lashed Raichur city and other parts of the district late on Thursday night and on Friday morning. Lingsugur, Sindhanur, Manvi, Deodurg, Siravar, Hutti, Balaganur, Devasugur and Shaktinagar in the district received good showers.

Active in Davangere

Monsoon gained momentum in Davangere and Chitradurga districts on Friday. Various villages and towns in both the districts recieved moderate to heavy rains in the last 24 hours.

Though rain disrupted normal life in city forcing people to remain indoors, it bought much sought after relief to the farming community. Rain lashed parts of Dakshina Kannada on Friday morning. In the last 24 hours, the district received an average of 13.4 mm rainfall. Kodagu district received an average of 16.71 mm rainfall. The water-level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,857.91 feet. The inflow of water was 1,910 cusecs while 1,667 cusecs water is released into the river.

Water released to canals

Water was released into all the canals in Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district, from Krishnarajasagar (KRS) reservoir, on Thursday, bringing cheers among the farming fraternity.

Approximately 4,500 cusecs of water is being released into the canals. The Visvesvaraya canal has received 2,998 cusecs and the LBLL canal the lowest of 58 cusecs. The Chikkadevarayasagar and Virija canals, said to be 350 years old, have seen water after a year as upgradation works were under progress. Since the sub-canals too were cemented, the water released flowed to a distance of 25 km in just 24 hours.

Moderate to heavy rains lashed various parts of Shivamogga district on Friday. Hosanagar, Shivamogga, Thirthahalli and Bhadravathi received rains intermittently throughout the day. Shikaripur, Sagar and Sorab received moderate rains. The water-level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1,780.35 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet. The inflow of water was 2,121 cusecs.

Highest in Mysuru

Heavy rains that pounded Mysuru city and the surrounding areas on Thursday evening. The city has received 105.3 mm rainfall on Thursday, highest in the season so far.

The rains that continued to pour the whole night left several low-lying areas inundated and trees uprooted at many places. Rainwater gushed into hundreds of houses at Kanakagiri, Vidyaranyapuram, Dharam Singh Colony in JP Nagar, Devaraj Urs Colony and other places.