Bengaluru breaks 133-year record for single day rainfall in June

The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places, particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures of fallen trees on social media.
Rain water filled in the basement of Puttnna Chetty Complex on Bull Temple Road in Bengaluru on Monday.
Rain water filled in the basement of Puttnna Chetty Complex on Bull Temple Road in Bengaluru on Monday.Express/ Shashidhar Byrappa

BENGALURU: Bengaluru received 111 mm rainfall on June 2, breaking the 133-year record for the highest ever rainfall in a single day in June, Met department officials said.

N Puviarasan, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, confirmed to PTI that June 2 witnessed the highest single day rainfall in June in 133 years.

He also said the rainfall received on June 1 and June 2 alone – 140.7 mm – surpassed the monthly average for June.

According to 'X' user @Bnglweatherman, as per IMD, June 2 recorded 111 mm, which crossed the June month average of 110.3 mm, in a single day.

He further said the highest single day rainfall in June was recorded on June 16, 1891.

The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places, particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures of fallen trees on social media.

A tree had also fallen on the Metro track near Trinity Metro station causing inconvenience to commuters Sunday night.

Besides fallen trees, inundated streets caused inconvenience to people.

According to C S Patil, head of IMD Centre, Bengaluru, the southwest monsoon has further advanced over Karnataka and a yellow alert has been issued for some districts till June 5.

Rain water filled in the basement of Puttnna Chetty Complex on Bull Temple Road in Bengaluru on Monday.
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"Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada in coastal Karnataka, Bagalkote, Belgavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal and Vijayapura in north interior Karnataka and Ballari, Bengaluru (rural and urban), Chikkaballapura, Davangere, Chitradurga, Hassan, Mysuru, Tumakuru in south interior Karnataka are likely to get heavy rainfall in the next two days," he added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said he would visit the rain-affected areas soon to conduct inspections.

"We will hold a meeting of officials after the Legislative Council polls and resolve rain-related issues," he said while briefing reporters at the Vidhana Soudha.

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