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Pre-Monsoon Showers in Bengaluru break monthly rainfall record

March 17, 2016 11:16 AM |

Bangalore rainThe humid weather in Bengaluru, harbinger of pre-monsoon showers, has stood upto its reputation as the city has been receiving good showers since past two days. With 24.4 mm of rain received in past two days, Bengaluru has managed to exceed its monthly rainfall of 7 mm by a big margin of 185%.

Partly cloudy weather along with light rain is likely to maintain the cheerful mood of most of the Bengalureans for next 24 hours. The Pre Monsoon or Mango showers that lashed the Garden City of India on Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to remain active for next 24 hours in Bengaluru.

Moderate rain that has been pouring since Sunday has brought the much-needed relief from the severe, unseasonable heat. Though people were caught in the evening traffic snarls and waterlogged roads, none of them were complaining but enjoying the awesome weather.

The average maximum for Bengaluru in March stands at 33 degrees while the minimum hovers around 19 and 20 degree Celsius. On March 11, the maximum in Bengaluru reached up to 35.2 degree Celsius. Though rain has brought down the temperature to near normal.

Presently, an offshore trough is extending along the coast from Kerala to Konkan, Goa, and Mumbai. In the next few days, the oscillation of the trough will take place which will shift inside across the Southern Peninsula.

Bengaluru received 13 mm of rain on Tuesday and 7 mm on Wednesday that caused traffic disruption, tree falls and waterlogging in Whitefield, HSR Layout and nearby localities. Light pre-monsoon showers are expected today afternoon and tomorrow morning as well.

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