Copious rainfall in Mysore

Copious rainfall in Mysore

The Mysore region received 1.9 per cent deficit rainfall in the month of April while it has rained 47 per cent more than the normal rain in the first week of May.

The Mysore district recorded 40.3 mm of rainfall during April which damaged properties worth Rs 56 lakh.

HD Kote received very heavy rain late on Sunday night.

Mysore city too received intermittent showers in the last one week.

Met department officials said that the region would receive “plenty of rain” in the next few days, as a low pressure system which is passing in the North Western direction, will pass through Karnataka, also causing rains in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

While Mandya district received 19 per cent deficit rainfall in the month of April, in the first week of May it has received 47 per cent above normal rainfall.

The district has witnessed heavy damages to paddy, coconut and plantain crops. Houses with tiled roofs have borne the brunt, with the roofs collapsing or being blown away.

Belur and Arkalgud in Hassan district continue to receive more than normal rainfall. Arkalgud, which witnessed a heavy downpour accompanied by hailstones, has also recorded damages to both public and private properties.

The district had recorded three per cent above average rainfall in the month of May.

In the last six days, it has recorded 33 mm rainfall, while average is 10 mm for the corresponding period.

Chamarajanagar, which witnessed deficit rainfall of 53 per cent in April, continues to suffer.

The district has yet again recorded deficit rainfall of 47 per cent in the first seven days of this month.