Parts of Karnataka are likely to witness widespread rains and possible thundershowers over the next two days, the Indian Meteorological Department in Bengaluru has said. The IMD has forecast rain or thundershowers at many places over coastal Karnataka, and at a few places over interior Karnataka, over the next 48 hours. Thunderstorms with lightning are likely to occur in isolated places over south interior Karnataka from April 12 to April 15, the IMD said. The IMD forecast added that in coastal Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts may see widespread rainfall and/or thundershowers from April 12 to April 15.
On April 14, Ballari, Bengaluru, Chamaraja Nagar, Chikkaballapura, Chitradurga, Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandra, Mysuru, Ramanagara, Shivamogga and Tumkuru are likely to witness rainfall at many places. For Bengaluru, the IMD has predicted a partly cloudy sky over the next two days. Light rain is likely in some areas. The maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 34 and 21 Celsius respectively.
On Monday, rainfall occurred at many places over coastal Karnataka and at isolated places over interior Karnataka. Panambur near Mangaluru received the most amount of rainfall and recorded 8 cm of rain. Yellapur in Uttara Kannada and Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada recorded 4 cm of rain, while Mangaluru, Nippani in Belagavi and Bagalkote district each recorded 3 cm of rain.
On March 31, 2021, Bengaluru had recorded its hottest day in the month of March in the past four years. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 37.2ºC on March 31, which was a deviation of three degrees from normal. The minimum temperature recorded that day was 23.1ºC, which was a departure of two degrees from normal. Before this, the last time Bengaluru had recorded 37.2ºC in March was on March 26, 2017.
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