First summer showers bring respite to people, animals

First summer showers bring respite to people, animals

The first summer showers on Sunday night and Monday afternoon brought much respite to people and wild animals in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts.

The wildfires in the forests of Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the past one month had further added to the heat and has also become a cause for concern as Forest Department personnel are finding it difficult to contain the fire. Many animals died in the wildfires while some others suffered due to scarcity of water inside forests.

Parts of Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Mysuru district received mild rains on Saturday and Sunday and small ponds received little water.

Hunsur town and adjoining villages received good rains on Monday afternoon. Rain, which began around 3.40 pm, lashed Hunsur town for nearly an hour.

It also rained in villages under Beechanahalli and Hampapur hoblis of HD Kote taluk and parts of Nanjangud taluk.

Parts of Mandya district, including Mandya, received mild showers on Monday, bringing respite to people from the scorching heat.

While a few places received rain on Sunday night, some parts of the district received showers on Monday afternoon.

Hosahalli, Kallahalli, Cheeranahalli and Karasavadi in Mandya taluk, Halaguru and other places in Malavalli taluk received showers on Monday. Pandavapura town, K Bettahalli and parts of Maddur taluk experienced rains on Sunday night.

Yalandur and Kollegal taluks in Chamarajanagar district received light showers on Monday. However, Yalandur taluk received rain for half an hour around 11 am. Parts of Kollegal taluk also got mild showers.

Sakleshpur town and surrounding villages, in Hassan district, experienced rains for around one hour on Monday.