Bengaluru Rains: Intense Thunderstorms Sweep Backyard Metropolis; Extra Rains Forecast Over Weekend | The Climate Channel – Articles from The Climate Channel



Heavy showers lash Bengaluru, Karnataka on Friday morning; April 24, 2020.

(Chethan Shivakumar/TOI, BCCL, Bengaluru)

Beangalureans woke as much as an intense spell of thunderstorms, because the backyard metropolis recorded a average 24-hours rainfall accumulation of 23.2 mm until 8:30 am on Friday. The rainfall for round 10 hours from Thursday night time to Friday morning was greater than half of the typical month-to-month rainfall of 41 mm in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru metropolis has already skilled 105 mm rainfall up to now this pre-monsoon season, from March 1 to April 24, which is greater than double the typical rainfall within the metropolis throughout this a part of the 12 months.

Because the forecasts counsel extra rainfall throughout south inside Karnataka over the subsequent 4 days, the backyard metropolis is ready to witness extra thunderstorms over the weekend. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) had earlier forecast rain and thunderstorms throughout southern India until the subsequent 5 days. The south inside Karnataka is beneath ‘yellow’ watch until Tuesday, which advises residents to “remember” of the climate situations.

The Climate Channel met crew attributes the thunderstorms to the native cyclonic circulation for the well-developed cloud cowl over Bengaluru. The temperatures had remained marginally above common since Wednesday, with a most temperature of 36°C in Bengaluru metropolis. Waterlogging, overflowing storm drains, and tree falls have been reported from throughout the town on Friday morning.


72-hours rainfall accumulation forecast for southern India from Friday morning 5:30 am to Monday morning 5:30 am.

(TWC Met Staff)

Many elements of southern Karnataka have been witnessing repeated rain spells all through this week. Bengaluru, nevertheless, has not registered any vital moist spell up to now this week, aside from hint rainfall in remoted locations. On Thursday night time, nevertheless, thunderstorms began to pound the town, with peak depth arriving in the course of the early morning hours on Friday.

As per the IMD, the monitoring station at HAL space in Bengaluru recorded 25.6 mm from Thursday to Friday morning. The rain was principally concentrated within the metropolis, with outskirts registering very mild to mild rainfall. The monitoring station on the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport recorded 9.1 mm rainfall.

As for all the Karnataka, districts situated within the north inside subdivision have skilled most quantities of rainfall for the reason that starting of March. Between March 1 and April 23, Karnataka has registered 43.8 mm precipitation—an ‘extra’ as in comparison with its long-term common of 32.3 mm for this season.


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