BENGALURU: A sudden and all too welcome shower brought the soaring mercury levels down as parts of the city witnessed light rains on Thursday. With intense clouds engulfing the city, private weather forecaster Skymet said that rains are likely to continue in the city for the next 48 hours, as will the coastal districts marking pre-monsoon showers that will see heavy rains accompanied by high velocity winds.
Officials from IMD said that many parts of the state will also witness heavy rainfall owing to a depression in the southern regions of Arabian Sea. "Impact of the depression will be felt in interior regions of South Karnataka including Bengaluru. City is expected to receive 2 cm of rain for the next two days."
The depression will also see heavy rainfall in the Coastal Karnataka regions including Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada for the next two days.
According to weathermen at Skymet, "Intensity of rains are likely to pick up pace by Thursday night. Not only this, both intensity and spread of these rains would increase even further by Friday." "Weathermen predict, a prolonged spell of rains that would go on till March 17. Rains are likely to peak on March 16, wherein the city could see moderate rains, with isolated heavy showers. We could see clearance of rains by March 17, but light rains would continue." The weathermen further added that these showers would also mark the onset of pre-Monsoon season over the region and the showers would also be accompanied with high velocity winds.