Agumbe receives copious pre-monsoon showers of more than 150mm

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MANGALORE: Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district recorded maximum rainfall of 150.5mm in Karnataka in last 24 hours up to 8.30am on Wednesday. Aurad hobli in Aurad taluk of Bidar district recorded maximum temperature of 40°C on May 28 at 4pm. Madikeri hobli in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu district recorded lowest minimum temperature of 18.5°C on May 29 at 6.45am, KSNDMC, Bangalore said.

More than 90% relative humidity has been recorded in 32% geographical area in the state. Less than 30% of relative humidity has been recorded in 7% geographical area in the state. Rainfall over the state is considered as scattered since 46% of hoblis and GPs recorded rainfall greater than or equal to 2.5mm. Rainfall was widespread, fairly widespread and isolated in six districts each; and scattered in remaining 12 districts.

Very heavy rain was reported in six districts; heavy rain in 10 districts; rather heavy rain in 11 districts and moderate rain in seven districts. Widespread, rather heavy to very heavy rain was received in Shimoga, Dakshina Kannada, Haveri, Gadag, Udupi and Kolar districts. Fairly widespread, rather heavy to heavy rain received in Koppal, Ramanagara, Dharwad, Chikmagalur, Uttara Kannada and Bagalkote districts.

Scattered, moderate to very heavy rain was received Kodagu, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Rural, Hassan, Mandya, Belgaum, Bidar, Bijapur, Mysore, Tumkur, Bangalore Urban and Bellary districts. Isolated, moderate to heavy rain was received in Gulbarga, Yadgir, Chitradurga, Raichur, Chamarajanagar and Davangere districts. Dry weather condition prevailed in remaining parts of the state.

Karnataka for the period May 23 to May 29 recorded deficit rainfall of 21%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 23.6mm in south-interior, north-interior, Malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 18.7mm. For the 24-hour period ending 8.30am on May 29, four geographical regions received 7.5mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 3.1mm, a 142% surplus departure from normal.

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