Monsoon picks up pace in parts of state

Monsoon picks up pace in parts of state

 Monsoon was active in various parts of the state on Thursday. Several places received moderate to heavy rainfall.

Monsoon has advanced in Kodagu with the district witnessing copious rainfall. The downpour started in the afternoon hours, lashing Madikeri, Talacauvery, Bhagamandala and Napoklu.

Following good rain in Brahmagiri, the water-level at Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala is up, while there is an increase in the inflow in River Cauvery near Koppa bridge at Kushalnagar. The water level at Harangi reservoir on Thursday stood at 2,812.55 ft against the maximum level of 2,859 ft with heavy rains reported in the catchment area.

A few taluks in the coastal belt of Uttara Kannada district received good showers for some time. Honnavar, Kumta and Ankola received moderate rain, while, it lashed heavily in Karwar.

In the last 24 hours, the district has received total 167.6 mm of rainfall.
Various places in Bagalkot district including, Badami, Guledgudda, Ilkal, Ameengad, Kamatagi, Mudhol, Lokapur, Bilagi, Kaladagi and Bagalkot city received good showers. Inclement weather prevailed throughout the day followed by intermittent rainfall.

Most of the roads in the city were inundated and market places turned into a slushy mess.
Normal life was affected. Farmers are preparing the fields for sowing chickpea, tur dal, green gram and maize.

After a brief lull, rain lashed Kalaburagi city and the district on Thursday evening.
Places like Ainapur, Salagara Basantapura, Chimmanachod, Benekepalli, Yalaamamadi, Naagarala and Naranaala received moderate rainfall while it drizzled in Chincholi, Kodli and Sulepet in the district.

Several areas inundated

It rained for nearly two hours in Vijayapura district as water gushed into houses located in low-lying areas in the city.

Most of the roads were inundated hindering traffic movement and the drains overflowed with rainwater.
Areas like K C Market, Meenakshi Chowk, Navabag, Athani Galli, Kabraji Bazaar, Shahapete, Khwaja Nagar, Solapur Road, Banjara Nagar, K C Nagar, Managoli Agasi, were inundated.

Business came to a halt as most of the shops in Lal Bahaddur Shastri market were filled with rainwater.
Tikota and the surrounding areas experienced heavy ranfall  while Sindagi and Alamel town recevied good spells of rain.

Intermittent rains lashed several parts of Shivamogga district. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Hosanagar, Thirthahalli and Sagar received rains intermittently. Heavy rains lashed Shivamogga city for about 20 minutes in the evening. The inflow of water in Linganamakki dam stood at 3,135 cusecs.

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