Rain lashes Shivamogga, Hubli-Dharwad

Last Updated 22 August 2015, 20:01 IST

 Rain lashed a few places in the State on Saturday. Dharwad witnessed downpour for more than half-an-hour, while Hubballi received heavy rainfall for more than 15 minutes.

After a gap of more than one-and-half-month, twin cities, Hubballi-Dharwad, witnessed heavy downpour on Friday.

Rainfall lashed the twin cities for more than one hour yesterday.
Showers continued on Saturday also, bringing much needed relief to the people, who had been experiencing ‘summer-like’ heat in the last one week.

Most of the roads in Dharwad were inundated. Gutters and drainages in Hubballi flooded giving a tough time for motorists.

Pedestrians had a harrowing time as most of the roads were submerged. People living in low lying areas had a tough time protecting their belongings from rain, as water gushed into their houses.

“Though belated rainfall might not help agriculture, it certainly helps bring down the steadily increasing temperature,” said a resident of Hubballi.


Moderate to heavy rainfall continued to lash the Malnad region on Saturday. Hosanagar, Thirthahalli, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Sagar and some parts of Sorab received intermittent rainfall.

Malnad region received a good spell of rain in the noon. It rained heavily towards evening in several parts of the district.

 There has been no drastic rise in the water levels of the dams as the catchment area failed to receive copious rain.

Water level in Linganamakki dam stood at 1,786.85, against the maximum level of 1,819 feet.

The inflow of water was 5,951 cusecs and the outflow was 8,076 cusecs. The district witnessed cloudy weather throughout the day.

(Published 22 August 2015, 20:01 IST)

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