Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk records highest rainfall in Karnataka

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MANGALORE: Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district recorded maximum rainfall of 138mm in Karnataka in the last 24-hours up to 8.30am on Thursday. Kolar hobli in Kolar taluk in Kolar district recorded maximum temperature of 31.7°C on July 10 at 1pm. Madikeri hobli in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu district recorded lowest minimum temperature of 17.5°C on July 11 at 4.45am, VS Prakash, director, KSNDMC, Bangalore said.

More than 90% relative humidity has been recorded in 35% geographical area in the state. Less than 25% of relative humidity has been recorded in 0% geographical area in the state. Rainfall over Karnataka is considered fairly widespread since 68% of hoblis and GPs recorded rainfall greater than or equal to 2.5mm. Rainfall was widespread in 15 districts; fairly widespread over eight; scattered in five; and isolated in two districts respectively.

Very heavy rain was recorded in three districts; heavy rain in six districts; rather heavy rain over eight; moderate rain in 12 districts; and light rain in one district respectively. South-west monsoon was vigorous in one district; active in two; normal over 26 and weak over one district. Widespread, moderate to very heavy rain was received in Gulbarga, Bellary, Bagalkote, Bangalore Urban, Uttara Kannada, Koppal, Kodagu, Udupi, Shimoga, Bangalore Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Yadgir, Bidar, Raichur and Kolar districts.

Fairly widespread, moderate to heavy rain was received in Bijapur, Davangere, Dharwad Chikkaballapur, Chikmagalur, Haveri, Chitradurga and Gadag districts. Scattered, moderate to very heavy rain was received in Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Belgaum and Tumkur districts. Isolated, light to moderate rain was received in Ramanagara and Mandya districts.Dry weather condition prevailed in remaining parts of the state.

Karnataka for the period July 5 to July 11 recorded deficit rainfall of 6%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 61.5mm in south-interior, north-interior, malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 57.8mm. For 24-hours period ending 8.30am on July 11, four geographical regions received 11.7mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 8.3mm, a 41% surplus departure from normal.

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