Bengaluru receives 170 mm rainfall on an average in October, but this month the city has already received close to 300 mm rainfall, the highest in the last 14 years, even as four more days still left.
IMD officials said rains are expected to continue over the parts of south interior Karnataka, including Bengaluru, but the intensity will come down. “In the last two days due to cyclone Nilofar, Bengaluru and other parts of the state experienced widespread rains.
This is due to the North East monsoon, which occurs over Bengaluru between October and December,” said B.Puttana, Director of IMD, Bengaluru. He further added that October is the second highest rainfall receiving month for Bengaluru after September.
“Rains are expected to continue even in the first two weeks of November. The NE monsoon is often associated with cyclones which cause widespread rainfall in the parts of Andhra.Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and south interior Karnataka,” he said.