This is the first rainfall in the city in around a month.

Bengaluru welcomes April showers break from punishing heatTwitter
news Weather Monday, April 08, 2019 - 18:49

Residents of Bengaluru welcomed a break from the sweltering heat after a spell of rain across the city on Monday evening.

The rainfall comes around a month after the last rainfall in the city. "These rains are because of thunderstorm activity. The rains generally do not sustain more than an hour or two. This is the first rain after a dry spell of about a month. This will bring much-needed relief to the city of Bengaluru which has been experiencing temperatures as high as 35 degree celsius. Parts of the city will receive as much as 20 mm of moderate rainfall," said meteorologist Sunil Gavaskar from the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC).

He further added that if temperatures remain high, there could be more  short spells of rainfall in the next few days. The rains come at a time Bengaluru is experiencing one of its hottest summers with temperatures being 2-3 degrees warmer than usual at this time of the year.

Residents of the city took to social media to celebrate after the rains lowered the temperature in the city.

Along with Bengaluru, many parts of south interior and central Karnataka received rainfall on Monday. Out of them Chikkamagaluru district received the highest rainfall at the time of writing.

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