Bengaluru breaks 133-year record for single day rainfall in June

The intense rain brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures.


Published Jun 03, 2024 | 11:15 PMUpdatedJun 03, 2024 | 11:15 PM

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Bengaluru received 111 mm rainfall on 2 June, breaking the 133-year record for the highest ever rainfall in a single day in June, Met department officials said.

N Puviarasan, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, confirmed to PTI that 2 June witnessed the highest single day rainfall in June in 133 years. He also said the rainfall received on 1 June and 2 June alone – 140.7 mm – surpassed the monthly average for June.

According to ‘X’ user @Bnglweatherman, as per IMD, 2 June recorded 111 mm, which crossed the June month average of 110.3 mm, in a single day.

He further said the highest single day rainfall in June was recorded on 16 June, 1891.

The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places, particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures of fallen trees on social media.

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Yellow alert issued for some districts

A tree had fallen on the Metro track near Trinity Metro station causing inconvenience to commuters on Sunday night. Besides fallen trees, inundated streets caused inconvenience to people.

According to CS Patil, head of IMD Centre, Bengaluru, the southwest monsoon has further advanced over Karnataka and a yellow alert has been issued for some districts till 5 June.

“Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada in coastal Karnataka, Bagalkote, Belgavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal and Vijayapura in north interior Karnataka and Ballari, Bengaluru (rural and urban), Chikkaballapura, Davangere, Chitradurga, Hassan, Mysuru, Tumakuru in south interior Karnataka are likely to get heavy rainfall in the next two days,” he added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar said he would visit the rain-affected areas soon to conduct inspections.

“We will hold a meeting of officials after the Legislative Council polls and resolve rain-related issues,” he said while briefing reporters at the Vidhana Soudha.

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