BENGALURU: The southwest monsoon, which was on a lull all these days, has become active, say weathermen. The city will witness light to moderate rainfall over the next five days, starting Friday. The Meteorological Department on Friday announced its forecast for the next five days for the state and all districts are expected to get good rains.
A Met Department official told Deccan Chronicle, “The SW monsoon has picked up its pace and July 19 (Friday) onwards, we can expect some good rains. Over the last three days, there has been very little rain in the city. Even on Monday, Bengaluru Urban received no rains till evening, while Bengaluru Rural continued to receive light showers. The city has received only 72 mm rainfall from June 1 to July 15, as against the norm of
An India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin has forecast 204 mm of rainfall over the next 24 hours.
The report stated that Kodagu and other areas have witnessed a heavy rainfall and a yellow alert has been issued for the next five days.
All education institutions have declared a holiday.
Inland areas in southern parts of the country are likely to experience increased rainfall from mid-week. The wind speed has increased and in the next four to five days, it is expected to reach 45 kmph....