A sudden spell of rain on Friday morning caught Bangloreans by surprise, bringing the chill back to the city. Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said around 25 mm rainfall was recorded by evening. Not much change is predicted for the next two days and the city can expect a rainy weekend, according to a department forecast.
Rain left some dents in the city too. Two tree falls were reported, one near the Lingarajapuram flyover and the other in Pulakeshinagar. Among the complaints received at the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control rooms were those of rainwater entering a shop in Kalasipalayam, and two houses in Chikkanna Layout and Anandapura.
Residents of Rajarajeshwarinagar also complained of sewage water overflowing from the drains. Traffic jams were also reported in several parts of the city, with vehicle users being caught unawares.
“There has been a dip in temperature and Davangere has recorded a minimum temperature of 14.5 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Bangalore city was 21 degrees Celsius,” said a press release, adding that Virajpet in Kodagu district recorded the highest rainfall on Friday.
The IMD predicted that until November 25 morning rain/thundershowers would occur at a few places over south interior Karnataka and at isolated places over coastal and north interior Karnataka. The low pressure area over the west-central and south-west Bay of Bengal is the cause of the rain, the IMD added.