Some parts of Karnataka will receive isolated to scattered rainfall for the next three days as a trough has formed in the Arabian sea.
Some parts of Karnataka will receive isolated to scattered rainfall for the next three days as a trough has formed in the Arabian sea. This trough has passed through South interior Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Telangana, said Dr Srinivasareddy of Karnataka state Disaster monitoring Centre.
He said that the south west monsoon has continued but not ended yet. This apart, cyclonic circulation has also formed in the Arabian Sea which passed through south Maharashtra and Northern parts of Karnataka. Hence, south interior Karnataka will receive isolated to scattered rainfall and some areas are expected to receive heavy rainfall. Coastal and Malnad regions too will receive rainfall, he added.
Bengaluru city has received a whole year’s rainfall in just four months. The capital city has recorded half of the total rainfall in the month of September itself, he said.
The city’s normal rainfall for a year is 980 mm but it has received 950 mm rainfall from June 1 to September 30. A total of 513.8mm rainfall has been recorded in the month of September alone. During the previous corresponding period, the city had received 707.7 mm rainfall and about 32 mm rainfall was recorded from September 1 to 30.
Barring Agumbe, and northern and southern interior parts, Bengaluru has recorded the highest rainfall in four months. Agumbe received 5,447 mm rainfall, which is 1,642 mm less than normal.
Palace road of the city has received 950 mm rainfall while HAL area has recorded 863 mm rainfall. Three coastal districts have received less than normal rainfall.
According to the statistics given by the regional office of the meteorological department, there are no reports of such high rainfall received in any year during the monsoon from 1901 to 2000. A total of 516.7 mm of rainfall was recorded in September 1986.