State Lashed by Pre-monsoon Rain

Published: 09th May 2014 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2014 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

Moderate to heavy pre-monsoon showers continued to lash the state on Thursday. In Chikmagalur district, rains brought smiles to farmers, who have prepared their fields for the khariff season. The district has been receiving heavy rains since Wednesday night and it continued to drizzle throughout Thursday.

Meanwhile, rains lashed Shimoga district. The rain hit the city on Wednesday late evening and continued till Thursday morning.

Heavy rain also continued  in the twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad. The cities received downpour for over two hours. A house has collapsed at Manjunath Nagar after water from the Unkal lake entered into it.  The district registered 6 mm rainfall from Wednesday till 8 am on Thursday.

Residents were caught off-guard by the incessant rain that lashed Mysore on Thursday. Many city roads were inundated. The rain began around 10 am and lasted for around two-and-a-half hours.  

Rain continued to pound Belgaum on Thursday. The district recorded 99.6 mm rainfall till the early hours of Thursday.

Heavy rains coupled with winds cut off power supply in more than 20 villages located in Khanapur taluk on Thursday. Several trees were uprooted in the forest areas, damaging HESCOM cables in the region.

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