BENGALURU: The record rainfall for September in Bengaluru, 516.6 mm, dates back to 1986. As of September 27, several parts of the city have already broken that record.
When compared with Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) rainfall data for the past decade, September 2017 has been the wettest since 2005. The city received 352.6 mm during the month in 2013, while this year, Bengaluru has already received 354.28 mm.
The rather heavy (35.5 mm to 64.5 mm) to very heavy rainfall (exceeding 124.5 mm) recorded in the city has pushed the amount of rainfall received in some parts of the city to 640.5 mm. Many other localities in south and east Bengaluru have exceeded the maximum rainfall of 516.6 mm recorded in September.
According to data, rainfall recorded in September is about 2.3 times the normal for September, which is 155 mm.
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy showers for the city, for at least one more day. The forecast for Wednesday indicated that some parts of the city might receive rainfall in excess of 100 mm. Overcast conditions were reported in many parts of Bengaluru and south interior Karnataka.
The rainfall map of Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell (KSNDMC) for Bengaluru indicated that the highest rainfall was recorded at Hemmigepura with 139.5 mm, as of 8.30 am on September 27. Kengeri, Bagalakunte and Basavanapura received 128 mm rainfall.
In the state, maximum rainfall of 196 mm was recorded at Avalahalli grama panchayat limits of Bengaluru Urban district.
Dasara celebrations were hit as 170 mm of rainfall was reported in Mysuru, the centre of festivities organised by the state government. In other parts of the state, very heavy rainfall was reported in many districts of South Interior Karnataka and Malnad.