Bengaluru to have pleasant weather over the weekend, light rainfall forecast
Weather in Bengaluru will remain pleasant over the weekend, with isolated spells of rain after two successive days of moderate to above moderate rainfall in the city. This comes after weeks of peak summer and temperatures inching towards 40 degrees Celsius.
“Rainfall is expected for the next couple of days including today (Friday). It will be mostly light rainfall and not like yesterday (Thursday). Temperatures will also be 1-2 C lesser than normal,” Sunil M Gavaskar, Meteorologist at the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said.
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers for the city for the same period. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 36 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD, the maximum temperature dropped by 2 degrees Celsius on Thursday due to the rains.
While the majority of Bengaluru received rainfall up to 35mm of rainfall on Thursday, some places received rainfall excess of 50mm, said officials at KSNDMC.
Hagaduru weather station in Mahadevpura Zone received the highest rainfall with 74mm followed by Singasandra in Bommanahalli Zone which received 52mm.
Widespread rainfall with thunderstorm and gusty winds was experienced in Bengaluru over the last two days along with other some parts of south interior and north interior Karnataka. One person lost his life after an uprooted tree branch fell on him due to the winds.
“One 20-year-old man hailing from Kunigal and identified as Kiran died on Wednesday evening in front of Lumbini Garden. In a tragic incident, the tree fell on him. So far till now, we have not received any other reports of untoward incidents. Since the rains started from yesterday evening, officials have cleared eight trees across the city. The affected areas are Rajajinagar, Dasarahalli Circle, Parappana Agrahara, Sampige Theatre and Malleshwaram. Till now there have been no reports of damage to property,” a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike official said.
Other than this, the rains in the peak hours had slowed down traffic further resulting in massive traffic snarls in the city with instances of water clogging in major junctions and even in flyovers.