Will Heavy Rain Dampen Bangalore's Diwali Spirit?

Published: 24th October 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2014 08:24 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE : The city will receive good rain in the next three days as a result of the low-pressure area over southeast Arabian Sea, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

IMD Bangalore Director B Puttanna told Express, “There is a possibility of heavy rain in the next 24 hours and there will be good rain, particularly in south interior Karnataka.” This year, the city has received 244 mm, 74 mm more than the average October rainfall, he added.

On Thursday, the city received an average rainfall of 5.8 mm till 8.30 pm. HAL airport received 4 mm of rain, while at BIAL, it was 0.3 mm. The maximum temperature was 26.8 degrees Celsius and minimum 18.8.

Meanwhile, city doctors said the cold weather will affect people with breathing trouble.  Cases of chest infection have increased, said Shashidhar Buggi, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.

Dr C N Manjunath, Director of Jayadeva Hospital, said there are higher chances of stroke in the cold weather and advised people to cover their ears and wear warm clothes at all times.

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