- 19 mm rainfall was recorded since Monday due to Vardah has been recorded in various districts in Karnataka.
- The rain will provide sufficient water for the standing crops in this region.
- This also became a breather for BWSSB as water in Cauvery catchment areas is flowing into reservoirs.
Cyclone Vardah might have turned out be a curse for Tamil Nadu as the cyclonic storm and heavy rain plundered most parts of Tamil Nadu, but the official tweet from Deputy Commissioner's office of Mysuru has fueled hopes for farmers of Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Bengaluru residents as over 19 mm rainfall was recorded since Monday due to Vardah.
This means the reservoirs will shoot up in Karnakata.
Ramesh Babu, Director, Indian Meteorological Department Bengaluru Division, says, this rain that was spread all over southern Karnataka is a blessing as the farmers who were reeling under drought situation. The cyclonic system was there from December 6, and it started raining from last three days in as the system intensified in Tamil Nadu coast hence this part of Karnataka received good rain.
"As December is considered as a month of cyclones which impacts Tamil Nadu, Karnataka can always expect rains," said Babu.
The official also added that on an average about 70 mm rainfall was recorded in Bengaluru district.
According to reports, Places like T Narsipura, Mysuru, Nanjungud, Coorg, Chikkamagaluru. Hasan, Kolar, Tumkur and others have received over 10 mm rainfall. Due to this, the standing crops in this region have got sufficient water, and this could bring smiles on the faces of the farmers.
The BWSSB officials who were worried about the staggered water supply as there was low storage level say, this is also a breather for BWSSB as water in Cauvery catchment areas is flowing into reservoirs.
"The rain would continue for another day or two, and it might help the storage levels further," said an official.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:57 PM IST