Bengaluru Rains: Intense Thunderstorms Sweep Backyard Metropolis; Extra Rains Forecast Over Weekend

Heavy showers lash Bengaluru, Karnataka on Friday morning; April 24, 2020.

(Chethan Shivakumar/TOI, BCCL, Bengaluru)

Beangalureans woke as much as an intense spell of thunderstorms, because the backyard metropolis recorded a reasonable 24-hours rainfall accumulation of 23.2 mm until 8:30 am on Friday. The rainfall for round 10 hours from Thursday evening to Friday morning was greater than half of the typical month-to-month rainfall of 41 mm in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru metropolis has already skilled 105 mm rainfall up to now this pre-monsoon season, from March 1 to April 24, which is greater than double the typical rainfall within the metropolis throughout this a part of the yr.

Because the forecasts recommend extra rainfall throughout south inside Karnataka over the subsequent 4 days, the backyard metropolis is ready to witness extra thunderstorms over the weekend. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) had earlier forecast rain and thunderstorms throughout southern India until the subsequent 5 days. The south inside Karnataka is underneath ‘yellow’ watch until Tuesday, which advises residents to “bear in mind” of the climate circumstances.

The Climate Channel met staff attributes the thunderstorms to the native cyclonic circulation for the well-developed cloud cowl over Bengaluru. The temperatures had remained marginally above common since Wednesday, with a most temperature of 36°C in Bengaluru metropolis. Waterlogging, overflowing storm drains, and tree falls had been reported from throughout town on Friday morning.


72-hours rainfall accumulation forecast for southern India from Friday morning 5:30 am to Monday morning 5:30 am.

(TWC Met Staff)

Many components of southern Karnataka have been witnessing repeated rain spells all through this week. Bengaluru, nevertheless, has not registered any important moist spell up to now this week, aside from hint rainfall in remoted locations. On Thursday evening, nevertheless, thunderstorms began to pound town, with peak depth arriving throughout the early morning hours on Friday.

As per the IMD, the monitoring station at HAL space in Bengaluru recorded 25.6 mm from Thursday to Friday morning. The rain was principally concentrated within the metropolis, with outskirts registering very mild to mild rainfall. The monitoring station on the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport recorded 9.1 mm rainfall.

As for your entire Karnataka, districts situated within the north inside subdivision have skilled most quantities of rainfall because the starting of March. Between March 1 and April 23, Karnataka has registered 43.8 mm precipitation—an ‘extra’ as in comparison with its long-term common of 32.3 mm for this season.


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