Heavy showers lash Malnad, coast

Heavy showers lash Malnad, coast

The Gokak Falls in Belagavi district has come alive due to the increased inflow to River Hiranykeshi, following heavy rain. dh photo

Showers have been reported in the Malnad districts in the last couple of days.

Heavy showers lashed Belagavi and Khanapur taluks overnight and it was occasional mild showers during the day on Thursday. A government school building was damaged due to rain in Khanapur town. Overcast conditions prevailed across the district. It drizzled in Bailhongal and surrounding areas during the day.

Rains for the past couple of days in the district and neighbouring Maharashtra have increased water inflow in rivers and rivulets. Copious rain in the catchment areas of River Hiranyakeshi in Maharashtra and in the state have brought glory to Gokak Falls, creating a serene atmosphere.

Villages in Belagavi taluk received heavy downpour on Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday. After some respite in the day, occasional mild showers were reported as the day progressed.

Khanapur taluk, comprising forest areas, received heavy rains, with Kankumbi recording 100 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. With water levels increasing in River Malaprabha and its tributaries, people have been asked to remain alert. It drizzled in Bailhongal early in the day.

Heavy showers have been reported from Siddapur and Sirsi taluks in Uttara Kannada district. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea as there is a possibility of high tides.

Day-to day life was affected due to heavy showers in Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu district in the past two days. Rains receded on Thursday.

Normal life was paralysed as showers continued to lash Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday as well. Sringeri taluk, which is 2,433 foot above the sea level, has
received 1,541.5 mm rain since January this year. There was 122.4 mm rain on Thursday alone. Heavy showers were reported in Mudigere taluk too.

Water level in Hemavathi river at Bettadamane has increased following good rains. Hebbole bridge on Kalasa-Horanadu road was submerged in floodwater of River Bhadra.