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Bengaluru likely to witness heavy rainfall from October 21: IMD

The Met department has predicted light-to-moderate rainfall in Bengaluru between October 18 and October 20, adding that the city will experience heavy rainfall from October 21.

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Bengaluru, First Published Oct 18, 2021, 7:02 PM IST
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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru is likely to witness spells of rain and thundershowers for two more days.

The Met department has predicted light-to-moderate rainfall in Bengaluru between October 18 and October 20, adding that the city will experience heavy rainfall from October 21.

While the maximum temperature is expected to be around 29 degrees Celsius, the minimum can go up to 21 degrees Celsius.

Apart from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Ramanagara and Chamarajanagar will also witness heavy rainfall from October 21.

“As far as Bengaluru is concerned, we are expecting light-to-moderate rainfall for another two days. For the state as a whole, rainfall will be slightly subdued on October 18, 19 and 20. From 21 October onwards, southern districts like Mysuru, Ramanagara, Chamrajnagar, Hassan will experience heavy rainfall. The likely formation of a system near Sri Lanka will lead to heavy rainfall in Bengaluru from October 21,” Geeta Agnihotri, the head of IMD, Bengaluru, said as quoted by The Indian Express.

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According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), till Sunday morning, the city centre had received 7mm of rain, while it was 2.3mm at HAL and 6.3mm at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The heavy downpour began on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday embarked on a survey to inspect the damage caused due to rain in Bengaluru.

“Due to the rains over the last week, many areas witnessed rain damage. I will visit these places and take a decision on the work to be carried out and compensation. I will be carrying out a survey today,” The Indian Express quoted Karnataka CM Bommai as saying.

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