Bengaluru records its wettest day in seven years

Shankar RajUpdated: Friday, June 04, 2021, 10:07 PM IST
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Bengaluru witnessed the wettest day in June in the last seven years, with the city receiving 52.44 mm of rain in 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Friday.

According to data recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), all the five taluks of the city recorded excess rainfall.

With this downpour, IMD declared that the southwest monsoon had arrived in the state. The city, along with many districts in the Karnataka, have been experiencing light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorms over the past few days.

The IMD has forecast thunderstorms accompanied by lightning with light to moderate spells of rain and gusty winds speed reaching 30-40 kmph in Bengaluru rural, Bengaluru urban and 14 districts.

Over the day, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over coastal Karnataka, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over south interior Karnataka.

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