Residents were stuck in heavy traffic snarls throughout the day on Friday.

Dangerous for Bengaluru to be inundated with mere 3cm rainfall says MeT Dept officialRepresentational image - Twitter / Eenadu India
news Weather Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 16:49
It is "dangerous" to see a mere three cm of rainfall inundate the city, India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Bengaluru chief said on Saturday, a day after the deluge in the city.

"The rainfall received here yesterday was only a moderate one -- measuring upto maximum 3 cm in the city. But the fact that it could leave most of the city flooded, is dangerous," Sundar M Metri told IANS in Bengaluru.

The rain had left many of the localities in the Karnataka capital water-logged, as most of the arterial roads were submerged.

"There is need for proper drainage system and channels for rain water to be directed towards the lakes and larger water bodies," Metri said.

Residents were stuck in heavy traffic snarls throughout the day on Friday.

On August 15, the city had witnessed the heaviest August rainfall since the 1890s, that had wreaked havoc, crippling normal life.

According to the IMD's prediction, moderate rainfall is likely to continue in the city and the state over the next few days.

The city had received a heavy torrential downpour on the night of August 15 that had left a number of areas waterlogged the next day. 

In fact, with many vehicles half-submerged, the amount of rainfall received by the city in a span of 24 hours was nothing short of record breaking.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Corporation (KSNMDC), Bilekahalli in South Bengaluru had recorded 18.4cm rainfall, making it the highest the city has ever received in 24 hours. Previously, the record rainfall in a day stood at 16.6cm in the year 1890.

(With IANS inputs)

Also read: With 18.4 cm rain, Bengaluru breaks its record of highest rainfall received within 24 hours



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