Nation Current Affairs 18 May 2019 All ‘hail&rsqu ...

All ‘hail’ the rain, Bengaluru

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 18, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Updated May 18, 2019, 2:49 am IST
The city will continue to get thundershowers for the next three days.
 The city will continue to get thundershowers for the next three days.

Bengaluru: The city witnessed heavy downpour on Friday afternoon and some parts even experienced hailstorm, much to the excitement of children.

Manyata Tech Park, M.G. Road, Cunningham Road and surrounding areas received hail storm. They were the size of pebbles, and children were seen excitedly collecting them.

Several trees got uprooted due to high-speed winds and a car got damaged in Jayanagar after tree fell on it. Tree falls were also reported at Malleswaram, Rajarajeshwarinagar Nagar, Mysore Road and Dairy Circle.

The rain caught many people unawares and they had to scurry for cover at bus stops and other covered places.

Those returning from office had harrowing time due to slow moving traffic. There was water logging at the entry and exit ramps of flyovers and underpasses. Traffic flow was also affected due to vehicle breakdown in some places.

Traffic jams were more acute in areas where white topping or metro work was in progress.

Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Cell (KSNDMC) Director told Deccan Chronicle that it is common to have hailstorm during pre-monsoon showers.

The sudden drop in temperature in atmosphere results in hailstorm. Cyclonic circulation was observed in south interior Karnataka, he explained.

The city will continue to get thundershowers for the next three days.

However, this year’s monsoon will be delayed as it is expected to reach Kerala by June 4, instead of June 1. Hence it will take one more week to reach Karnataka, he added.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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