Rains in state, but monsoon still weak

Several parts of the state continued to receive moderate to heavy showers on Friday.

Published: 17th June 2017 02:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 04:59 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Several parts of the state continued to receive moderate to heavy showers on Friday.
However, monsoon continues to be weak in the state but it is likely to improve in the coming days.
Apart from some districts like Davanagere, Haveri and Koppal, most districts in the state received some rainfall during the day.

A man takes cover from the
monsoon showers under a
canvass sheet on his horse-drawn
carriage on KR Road on Friday

Widespread moderate showers were recorded in coastal districts, parts of Malnad, Tumakuru, parts of Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts.  
In Bengaluru Urban district, Somanahalli in Bengaluru South received the highest rainfall with 40mm. Taralu in Bengaluru South (41mm) and Doddagubbi in Bengaluru East(21.5 mm) received moderate showers. Other parts of the district also received light to moderate showers on Friday.

The highest rainfall in the state was recorded near Mudigere taluk in Chikkamagaluru district, where up to 121 mm rainfall was recorded as of 9pm. The only other part of the state which received more than 100mm rainfall was Hallur, Chittapura taluk in Kalaburagi district with 110mm rainfall.

Speaking to Express, SSM Gavaskar, scientist, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell, said that though several parts of coastal and Malnad region received up to 2 to 3 cm (200-300 mm) of rainfall during the initial spell of monsoons, such intensity was not witnessed in the current season. “We expect the situation to get better in the next three to four days,” he said.


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