Bengaluru receives record rainfall

Thursday 06th June 2024 03:21 EDT

Bengaluru received 111 mm rainfall on June 2, breaking the 133-year record for the highest ever rainfall in a single day in June, Met department officials said. N Puviarasan, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, confirmed that June 2 witnessed the highest single-day rainfall in June in 133 years. He also said the rainfall received on June 1 and June 2 alone - 140.7 mm - surpassed the monthly average for June. He further said the highest single-day rainfall in June was recorded on June 16, 1891. The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places. According to C S Patil, head of IMD Centre, Bengaluru, the southwest monsoon has further advanced over Karnataka and a yellow alert has been issued for some districts till June 5. Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said he would visit the rain-affected areas soon to conduct inspections. "We will hold a meeting of officials after the Legislative Council polls and resolve rain-related issues," he said while briefing reporters.

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