BENGALURU: The Indian Meteorological Department officials in the city said coastal and north interior Karnataka will receive “wide spread rainfall” in the next five days.
According to the official, there is a deficiency in rainfall in Coastal and North Interior Karnataka.
In Coastal Karnataka, since June to September 13, 2,100 mm rainfall was recorded as against the normal rainfall of 2935.4 mm, thereby showing a 28 per cent deficiency and North Interior Karnataka (NIK) received rainfall of 301 mm as against the normal 409.4 mm, thus recording 26 per cent deficient rainfall.
With low pressure in the West Central Bay of Bengal, the Met Department has indicated rainfall.
So far, South Interior Karnataka received 554.7 mm actual rainfall as against 565 mm which is a deficiency of only 2 per cent.
“There is an 18 per cent shortage of rainfall all over the state with 601 mm rainfall so far. The normal rainfall is 731 mm till September 13,” an official said.
NE Monsoon May Help:
The official also said there could be hope of rain, specially in South Interior Karnataka as North East Monsoon that will commence immediately after Monsoon season officially ends on September 30.
“The North East Monsoon that usually lashes over Tamil Nadu as there will be cyclonic activity over Bay of Bengal, may help places like Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Ramanagaram, Mandya, Mysuru and other districts,” an official said.