City Gets Good Rain, State Still Faces Deficit

Published: 27th October 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE : The city received 55.3 mm of rainfall on Saturday, taking the total to 301.4 mm since October 1. The city’s average for October is 170.6 mm. The state on the whole received 29 mm rain on Saturday.

Bangalore Urban district has received 212 mm rainfall this month, much more than its average of 142.2 mm, according to officials at the Indian Meteorological Department’s office in the city.

While Bangalore received heavy rains this month, it has not been the case across the state. An average of 120 mm is normal for the state for October. However, it has received only 107.8 mm so far, IMD Bangalore director B Puttanna told Express.

In South Interior Karnataka, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural and Davangere districts have received good rains. “Bangalore Rural’s average is 153 mm but it has received 219 mm. In Davangere, 110 mm is normal, but it has received 143 mm up to Sunday morning,” Puttanna said. In Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada, 164 mm is the average rainfall, but the region has received 190.6 mm. Puttanna said most parts of the state received good rainfall this month, with the exception of North Karnataka.

North Interior Karnataka  received only 74.6 mm, against its average of 100.7 mm this month.

Even in South Interior Karnataka, the overall picture is not rosy. While the region should ideally receive 128.8 mm, it has seen only 119.6 mm so far.

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