Rain that started around 6am, accompanied by gusty winds, thunder and lightning caused power outages in the ci…Read More
MANGALURU: Heavy rain that lashed the city on Monday morning brought down the temperatures by several degrees providing relief to the residents who were reeling under searing temperatures and high humidity from the past fortnight.
Though the peripheral taluks of Dakshina Kannada District, especially at the foothills of Western Ghats like Sullia and Belthangady, had been receiving good amount of rainfall from the past few days, the city was parched for rain. The showers that were received in the past few days had lasted for a few minutes only bringing more misery in terms of heat. Mangaluru recorded maximum temperature at 28 degree Celsius a far cry from the 36 degree Celsius that the city was experiencing since a fortnight.
It started raining around 6am, accompanied by gusty winds, thunder and lightning causing power outages in the city. Mescom officials said lines had tripped all over and they were finding it hard to locate the fault. But they had restored power to many parts of the city by 8am.
IMD forecast for the state valid up to May 19 stated that rain and thundershowers are very likely to occur at most places over Coastal Karnataka in the next 24-48 hours.
Many places in Kottara Chowki, Kodialguthu the usual suspects for artificial flooding were seeing rise in water levels in the storm water drains, but they had not inundated any low lying areas yet. The city corporation’s move to clear storm water drains of silt has helped, but if the rain continues for another two hours, some low lying areas could be under knee deep water.