Bangalore, Aug 14, 2013: Several parts of the City were inundated, following heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Traffic jams were reported in several places as a result. Though the rain was not accompanied by strong winds, it rained continuously for two to three hours in some parts of the City.
Motorists faced a tough time as there was bumper-to-bumper traffic at Majestic, Mekhri Circle, Richmond Road, Mysore Road, Shivajinagar, Seshadripuram and other busy junctions. The downpour left a tree uprooted at Koramangala 1st Block and waterlogging was reported at Wilson Garden and K H Road.
The City received about 13.1 mm of rainfall, Yelahanka received 17.8 mm and HAL Airport about 11.2 mm. The day time temperature that was hovering over 28 degrees Celsius on August 13 fell to 25.1 degrees Celsius on August 14, weathermen said.
They predict that the cloudy weather will continue in the City and other parts of Karnataka for the next two days.
The change in the weather is attributed to the upper air cyclonic circulation. B Puttanna, director in-charge of the Meteorological department, said, “There is an upper air circulation over west central Bay of Bengal, off the Andhra Pradesh coast and the Orissa coast. The circulation extends up to 5.8 km above the sea level. Due to this, there is a change in weather in Bangalore and other parts of the State in the last two days. It will continue for another two days.”
For the month of August, Bangalore received a total of 41.2 mm till date.
“The normal amount of rainfall for August is 141.6 mm and we are hoping that Bangalore will receive more showers in the coming days,” the weathermen said.
“The State, comprising coastal, north and south interior regions, received 690.2 mm of rainfall from June to August 14 as against the normal amount of 574.8 mm of rainfall. This means, the State has received an excess of 20 per cent this time. The rainfall will continue till September,” said Puttanna.