Bangalore breaks century old rainfall record for a single day

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Bangalore recorded the heaviest rainfall in its history in 24hrs recording 109mm of rainfall in the last 24-hours up to 8.30am on Saturday. As per the climatology, the heaviest rainfall in 24-hours that was recorded is 101.6 mm on June 16, 1891. Chikkotankal in Manvi taluk of Raichur district recorded maximum rainfall of 181.5mm in Karnataka in last 24-hours up to 8.30am on Saturday, according to KSNDMC, Bangalore.

Chincholi hobli in Chincholi taluk of Gulbarga district recorded maximum temperature of 41.1°C on May 31 at 4.30pm. Madikeri hobli in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu district recorded lowest minimum temperature of 17.5°C on June 1 at 7.30pm. More than 90% relative humidity has been recorded in 22% geographical area in the state. Less than 30% of relative humidity has been recorded in 15% geographical area in the state.

Rainfall over the state is considered as widespread since 87% of hoblis and gram panchayaths recorded rainfall greater than or equal to 2.5mm. Rainfall was widespread over 24 districts; fairly widespread over four and scattered over two districts. Very heavy rain was reported in four districts; heavy rain over 18 districts; rather heavy rain over seven districts and moderate rain over one district.

Widespread, rather heavy to very heavy rain was received in Kodagu, Udupi, Bellary, Gadag, Hassan, Shimoga, Chikkaballapur, Koppal, Bangalore Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Ramanagar, Mandya, Dharwad, Chikmagalur, Davangere, Haveri, Chitradurga, Raichur, Uttara Kannada, Bangalore Urban, Tumkur, Gadag, Bagalkot, Kolar and Mysore districts. Fairly widespread, rather heavy to very heavy rain was received in Chamarajanagara, Gulbarga, Yadgir and Belgaum. Scattered, moderate to rather heavy rain was received Bidar and Bijapur districts. Dry weather condition prevailed in remaining parts of the state.

Karnataka for the period May 26 to June 1 recorded surplus rainfall of 3.8%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 23.2mm in south-interior, north-interior, malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 54.8mm. For 24-hours period ending 8.30am on June 1, four geographical regions received 22.8mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 3.8mm, a 500% surplus departure from normal.

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