In the month of October, interior Karnataka on an intermittent basis has been receiving moderate to heavy showers. As a result, North Interior Karnataka is rain surplus by 39% and South Interior Karnataka by 63%.
The rain activities were comparatively less over Coastal Karnataka, which is rain deficient by 37%.
The reason for these good rains over Interior Karnataka can be attributed to a Cyclonic Circulation which was persisting over North Interior Karnataka and adjoining areas. Also, a Trough was extending from the Comorin area to North Interior Karnataka.
Coming back to present, wherein a Cyclonic Circulation has shifted towards North Coastal Karnataka. However, a Trough is still extending from the Comorin area to Interior Karnataka. Therefore, we expect a few good spells of rain to continue over interior parts during the next 24 hours.
Thereafter, the rain intensity will reduce but on and off light rain with moderate spells will continue for the next three to four days. These rain activities might just increase once again over the interior parts around October 15 or 16, due to the formation of North-South Trough from Telangana to Kerala.
In the past 24 hours as well, Hassan recorded heavy rains of 47 mm whereas Agumbe, Chikmagalur, Bengaluru, Karwar, Shirali recorded 16 mm, 13 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 5 mm of rains respectively while Gadag saw light rain.
It is expected that after two days the rain activities will reduce but the weather in Karnataka will not turn completely dry. There will be on and off rains until next week.
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