Karkala in Udupi district records highest rainfall in Karnataka

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 MANGALORE: Karkala in Karkala taluk of Udupi district recorded maximum rainfall of 145mm in Karnataka in last 24-hours up to 8.30am on Tuesday. Aurad hobli in Aurad taluk of Bidar district recorded maximum temperature of 41.6°C on May 20 at 3pm. Madikeri hobli in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu district recorded lowest minimum temperature of 18.4°C on May 21 at 3.15am, KSNDMC, Bangalore stated.

More than 90% relative humidity has been recorded in 22% geographical area in the state. Less than 25% of relative humidity has been recorded in 12% geographical area in the state. Rainfall over the state is considered fairly widespread since 58% of the hoblis and gram panchayats recorded rainfall greater than or equal to 2.5mm. Rainfall was widespread in 13 districts; fairly widespread in eight; scattered in two; isolated in three and negligible in remaining four districts.

Very heavy rain was recorded in two districts; heavy and rather heavy rain in eight districts each; moderate rain in two; light, very light and no rain in two districts each. Widespread, moderate to very heavy rain was received in Kodagu, Shimoga, Bangalore Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Dharwad, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Mysore, Udupi, Kolar, Bangalore Urban and Davangere; fairly widespread, moderate to heavy rain in Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Mandya, Haveri, Uttara Kannada, Gadag, Tumkur and Bellary districts.

Scattered, moderate rain was received in Koppal and Chamarajanagara districts; isolated, light to rather heavy rain in Gulbarga, Belgaum and Raichur. D ry weather condition prevailed in remaining parts of the state.

Karnataka for the period May 15 to May 21 recorded deficit rainfall of 19%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 21.8mm in south-interior, north-interior, malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 17.6mm. For 24-hours period ending 8.30am on May 21, four geographical regions received 11.5mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 3.5mm, a 229% surplus departure from normal.

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