Bengaluru and suburbs are likely to receive heavy rains today in the evening and night. The capital city of Karnataka has been raining non-stop since morning and is likely to continue for the day. Spread and intensity is expected to increase in the evening and night. Heavy to very heavy rain and thundershowers are likely over entire pocket and possibly one of the heaviest so far in the season.
October is the rainiest month of northeast monsoon for the city with 168mm of average rainfall. This year, the silicon city witnessed more than double(367mm) the normal rains. The wet spell extended to the month of November also, wherein 155mm rainfall has been recorded so far.
This, itself is 3 times the average rainfall of 50mm for the month of November. The rainfall in the next 24hr could possibly exceed 50mm, taking the monthly total beyond the exclusive figure of 200mm. November 2015 has been the rainiest on record so far with actual rainfall of 296.4mm, beating the earlier record of 252.2mm.
A depression has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu coast. The weather system has been battering the coastal parts from Chennai to Karaikal , across Puducherry, Parangipettai and Cuddalore. It is likely to move inland and start impacting parts of interior Tamil Nadu and South Interior Karnataka. Bengaluru is surely falling in its firing range and is likely to get deluged in most parts. Continuous downpour in the evening and night is likely to cause water logging in some areas and overflowing roads and lanes.
Inundation in some pockets will disrupt the connectivity. It may simultaneously impact rail, road and air traffic. In addition to the capital city, few other locations like Chamarajanagar, Mysore, Mandya, Ramanagara, Tumkur and Hassan also face the risk of getting bashed with heavy to very heavy rains. Subsequently, the entire region will experience only light to moderate rains in the next 3-4 days.