Based on the situation, a new alert will be issued at 1 pm.

Flood alert issued for parts of Bengaluru heavy rainfall predictedFile photo: PTI
news Weather Monday, June 04, 2018 - 09:10

Even as many parts of Bengaluru witnessed heavy rains, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has issued a flood warning for several low lying areas in the city for Monday.

According to a release by KSNDMC, flood-vulnerable locations include areas in Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone, parts of East zone and South zone, Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli.

While the average annual rainfall in Bengaluru between June and September is 98cm, early showers have already accounted for 35 cm, according to reports.

Speaking to TNM, Subha Avinash, Project Scientist (Hydrology) from the KSNDMC told TNM, "Moderate flood alert has been issued in Bomanahalli and South Zones. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across the city in the next 24 hours. Based on the situation, a new alert will be issued at 1 pm.”

A day earlier on Saturday, heavy rain killed a 25-year-old labourer and injured three others after a wall came crashing down at ITI Layout.

Heavy rains began lashing Karnataka late last month with the weather even affecting parts of Bengaluru, leading to the KSNDMC issuing moderate flood alerts in the city at the time.

All schools and colleges across coastal Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district also remained shut for two days as heavy rains disrupted normal life.

A record 40mm rainfall in the port city of Manganluru inundated several areas, including roads and housing colonies and commercial hubs due to storm-water drains overflowing and garbage blocking their movement.

Pre-monsoon rains were also reported from Udupi, Honnavar, Agumbe, Karwar in the coastal region, Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad and Gadag, affecting movement of people and goods and causing damage to crops.

Last month, a message was also doing the rounds in Bengaluru and other parts of the state stating that a cyclone called ‘Sagar’ was going to hit Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Maharashtra. Authorities said that this was a hoax.

 

IANS inputs

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