Showers lash city as monsoon advances

Showers lash city as monsoon advances

The city on Friday afternoon experienced cool monsoon showers.

The weather was gloomy since morning, with cloudy skies and slight drizzle in some places. By evening, many areas, especially the southern parts, received heavy downpour. Tree falls were reported at Madhavanagar near Shivananda Circle, Vyalikaval, South End Circle, Vijayanagar and a few other places.

Traffic slowed down at Bellandur road, Hosur Road, Palace Road, Richmond Circle, Sampige Road and Thimmaiah Road because of the sudden downpour. At many places, waterlogging was reported.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 6.8 mm rainfall till 5.30 pm while HAL airport received 8.2 mm and Kempegowda International Airport recorded 10.8 mm rainfall.

The maximum temperature also dropped across the city and the airports. The city’s maximum and minimum temperatures were 28.1 and 21.1 degrees Celsius respectively, against the normal maximum of 30 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 21 degrees Celsius. The maximum and minimum temperatures at HAL airport were 28.6 and 20.4 degrees Celsius respectively, while at the international airport, it was 29.5 and 20.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

IMD officials stated that Southwest monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of interior Karnataka.
They said the conditions are favourable for it to further advance into more parts of Karnataka during the next two to three days. IMD has forecast rain or thundershowers with cloudy sky over the city and parts of south and north interior Karnataka.

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