Monsoon returns with gusto, heavy rain across state

Monsoon returns with gusto, heavy rain across state

The primary health centre in Hanumanal village of Kushtagi taluk in Koppal district was marooned following heavy rains on Friday. DH PHOTO

Monsoon returned with gusto in Karnataka with most parts of the state getting heavy rain on Friday.

Heavy rain coupled with gusty winds lashed Basavanabagewadi and surrounding villages in Vijayapura district for more than an hour. The rain left agricultural fields inundated.

Nidagundi and surrounding villages in Vijayapura distrct received rain for an hour on Friday morning. There was moderate rain in Almatti.

Monsoon showers have brought cheers for farmers in Raichur district. Maski and Hatti in the district received heavy rain while there was drizzle in other parts of the district. There were brisk rain in Hatti and surrounding areas. The rain gauge at Hatti gold mines recorded 94mm of rains.

Kushtagi taluk in Koppal district has been receiving copious rain for the past two days. The rain has disrupted normal life. The primary health centre in Hanumanal village near Hanumasagara was marooned following heavy rain. Basavakalyan, Aurad and Bidar taluks received heavy rain for a short duration in the early hours of Friday.

Badami and nearby towns in Bagalkot district received heavy rain for more than two hours. The picturesque waterfalls in Badami taluk have come alive with the copious rain. Nargund taluk in Gadag district received heavy rain for the second day on Friday.

Moderate to heavy rain had also lashed Kalaburagi district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Khajuri received the highest rainfall of 140 mm followed by Aland 90 mm and Narona 40 mm in the last 24 hrs ending at 8.30 am on Friday. The inflow into the lower Mullamarri dam at Nagarala in Chincholi taluk has increased following rainfall in the catchment areas.

The Uttara Kannada district received widespread rain on Friday triggering farming activities. A temporary bridge constructed across a stream near Tattihakkal in Shirali gram panchayat of Bhatkal taluk was washed away due to heavy rain late on Thursday night.

Siddapur taluk has recorded a rainfall of 37.2 mm in the last 24 hours. Honnavar taluk recorded 146.80 mm of rain as on Friday morning. Sirsi and surrounding villages received rain for the whole day.

Hassan city and parts of the district received moderate showers on Friday morning. Arkalgud, Channarayapatna, Javagal, Sakleshpur, Shravanabelagola and Konanuru experienced normal rain.

Mysuru city experienced drizzling since afternoon. Kollegal, Male Mahadeshwara Hill, Yalandur in Chamarajanagar district experienced mild showers.

Heavy rain lashed Mudigere and Kadur taluks in Chikkamagaluru districts. The water level in rivers Hemavathi and Bhadra, has increased considerably due to the rains. Movement of vehicles on Charmadi Ghat was affected due to poor visibility.

The bathing ghat at Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala of Kodagu district has been inundated due to heavy rain. Kodagu has been receiving heavy rain since Thursday night.  The inflow of water to Harangi reservoir has increased. The water-level in river Cauvery went up at Siddapura, Dubare and Kushalnagar.

Moderate to heavy rains lashed Shivamogga district. Shivamogga, Hosanagara, Thirthahalli received good spell of rains since morning. Sagar, Bhadravathi, Shikaripura and Sorab also received moderate rains.

South West Monsoon intensified across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Friday. Anticipating heavy rains, the district administrations of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi declared holiday for schools in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Friday and Saturday. Inflow into Kumaradhara river has increased due to heavy rain. As a result the bathing that at Kukke Subrahmanya has been partially submerged. In the last 24 hours, DK district received an average of 120.6 mm rainfall.

Heavy rainfall is predicted in the coastal Karnataka for the next 24 hours. The district witnessed heavy downpour during on Thursday night and Friday morning.