Heavy Rainfall Hits Various Districts of Karnataka on May 18

Heavy Rainfall Hits Various Districts of Karnataka on May 18

In the wee hours of the morning, Karnataka experienced heavy rainfall, with several districts bearing the brunt of the downpour. The State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (@KarnatakaSNDMC) reported significant rainfall figures, providing a snapshot of the districts most affected by the deluge.

According to India Meteorological Department, some places in Kodagu, Hassan, Mysuru, Mandya and Tumukuru districts will also witness, gusty winds (40-50 kmph) on May 18.

Chitradurga district emerged as one of the hardest-hit areas, with rainfall reaching a staggering 164.5mm in Hosadurga and 112mm in Mallappanahalli. Following closely, Mandya district witnessed heavy rainfall of 149.5mm in Sindagatta, while Bengaluru Urban district experienced 113.5mm in Shivakote. Chikkamagaluru district also faced substantial rainfall, recording 108mm in Chikkaballekere.

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Other districts across Karnataka reported varying levels of rainfall, underscoring the widespread nature of the weather phenomenon. From Mandya to Bengaluru Rural, from Kodagu to Ballari, the rain was a constant companion, bringing both relief and concern to residents.

The statistics released by Karnataka SNDMC shed light on the intensity of rainfall in different regions:

  • Chitradurga: 164.5mm (Hosadurga), 112mm (Mallappanahalli)
  • Mandya: 149.5mm (Sindagatta)
  • Bengaluru Urban: 113.5mm (Shivakote)
  • Chikkamagaluru: 108mm (Chikkaballekere)
  • Davanagere: 99mm
  • Hassan: 98.5mm
  • DK: 92.5mm
  • UK: 92mm
  • Shivamogga: 90.5mm
  • Udupi: 86mm
  • Bagalakote: 78.5mm
  • Chikkaballapura: 75.5mm
  • Bengaluru Rural: 72.5mm
  • Kodagu: 70.5mm
  • Mysuru: 67.5mm
  • Tumakuru: 64.5mm
  • Haveri: 61.5mm
  • Kalaburagi: 59mm
  • Vijayapura: 58mm
  • Bidar: 49.5mm
  • Yadagiri: 49.5mm
  • Dharwad: 49mm
  • Raichuru: 37mm
  • Kolar: 36mm
  • Ballari: 32mm
  • Gadag: 31.5mm
  • Ramanagara: 30.5mm
  • Belagavi: 29mm
  • Chamarajanagara: 29mm
  • Koppala: 28mm
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While the rainfall brought relief to regions grappling with water scarcity, it also raised concerns about potential flooding and infrastructure damage. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and have issued advisories to residents to stay indoors and avoid venturing out unnecessarily.

As the monsoon season progresses, Karnataka, like many other states in India, remains susceptible to erratic weather patterns. The timely dissemination of information by agencies like Karnataka SNDMC is crucial for preparedness and mitigation efforts.

Residents are urged to stay tuned to local weather updates and follow safety guidelines issued by authorities to navigate through this rainy season safely.