More rain in coming days, temperature to drop

More rain in coming days, temperature to drop

More rainfall and a drop in temperatures have been forecast in the coming days in the city and south interior and coastal Karnataka.

In the wake of cyclonic storm Ockhi, till 5.30 pm on Friday, the city received 9 mm rain, while HAL airport received 8.4 mm and Kempegowda International Airport received 1.6 mm rainfall.

On Friday, till 8.30 am, the city had received 10.7 mm rainfall, HAL airport had received 10.5 mm and the international airport had received 10.1 mm rainfall.

The cloud cover and the rain also led to a drop in the temperatures. The city recorded a maximum of 21 degrees Celsius up to 5.30 pm, which was six degrees below normal. The HAL and international airports recorded a maximum of 22.2 and 21.3 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The cyclonic storm intensified further and is moving west-northwestwards across Lakshadweep Islands. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecast strong winds from the easterly to the southeasterly direction at a speed of around 45-55 kmph off the Karnataka coast.

Sunder M Metri, IMD-Bengaluru, director-in-charge, said rainfall would continue for the next two to three days.

Mist will form during morning and evening hours due to humidity. Thundershowers are likely to occur over coastal and parts of south interior Karnataka.

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