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Heavy rainfall lashes Bangalore, spell likely to continue

September 29, 2014 5:03 PM |

Rain in BangaloreRains in Bangalore have been almost unrelenting this September, as the city witnessed yet another heavy spell on Monday. The city has recorded 41 mm of rainfall on September 29, making the total rainfall to 318 mm till now. With this, it has once again exceeded the monthly average of 241 mm.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, persistent cyclonic circulation over Comorin region adjoining the Lakshadweep is affecting the flow and causing moderate heavy rainfall across the city.

The city has been boasting very cool and pleasant weather conditions since past few days. The maximum temperature has been hovering around early 30s, while minimum temperature remains in mid 20s. Humidity levels are also good around 75%.

At present, Bangalore is witnessing a special season, since it does not observe such a long wet spell at a stretch. It is generally interspersed with a dry spell. Moreover, this long wet spell has led to increase in moisture, which has created a 'sky obscured' conditions. This is a situation where in the visibility becomes very low, both horizontally and vertically. Though the city witnesses such weather conditions in upcoming months, however, this year it has emerged quite early.

As per Skymet, moderate heavy showers will continue during the next 48 hours but with reduced intensity.  The low visibility conditions, if continues, may further pose problems for aviation sector, in terms of landing and takeoff of aircrafts.

Bangalore, lying in South Interior Karnataka, receives highest amount of rainfall in September during the Southwest Monsoon in India. This month rain in Bangalore was low key till 22nd of September. But the rains bounced back in the third week and the city recorded 132 mm on September 26, which is also the highest in the decade. The rainfall activity continues for the next two months on the account of Northeast Monsoon, though with the reduced intensity.

Situated at the height of 3000 ft, Bangalore is the heart of the Mysore plateau. Due to its high elevation, Bangalore normally enjoys pleasant weather conditions throughout the year, barring few days during April and May.

 






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