The month of May has been contributory in terms of pre-Monsoon rains for the state capital, Bengaluru. So much so that out of last six days, barring May 12, Bengaluru has received rains on the remaining five days. In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Tuesday as well, Bengaluru recorded 4.4 mm of rains.
Though the intensity of rains has been on a reducing scale, with May 11 registering the most rainfall of 50 mm while 4 mm of rainy spells were recorded on May 16. The state capital has surpassed its monthly average rainfall of 107 mm in these five-day rains.
Moreover, the fortnightly rains until the past day have been summed up to 168 mm, which is way beyond its monthly mean.
On an average, Bengaluru generally gets to witness six to seven rainy days in May. Rainy day is when on any given day, an area records a minimum of 2.5 mm of rains. In the last fifteen days, Bengaluru has had seven such occasions.