Don’t put away the raincoats and umbrellas just yet. The city is expected to receive rains for another two days, the Meteorological Department has predicted.
With low pressure persisting over the north-western part of the Bay of Bengal, there are likely to be afew spells of rain for the next 48 hours at least, said B. Puttanna, director-in-charge of the Meteorological Department.
He said that apart from the low pressure, there were also troughs of low pressure along both the east and west coast. “These seasonal troughs are the reason for high wind speeds along the coast, which are also bringing a lot of moisture with them to the interior areas. This is a normal phenomenon during the monsoon months.”
During July, most parts of the State receive heavy rains. While the coastal Karnataka and Malnad regions are expected to receive “heavy to very heavy rain”, parts of interior Karnataka will receive “moderate to nearly heavy rain,” he added.
With rain lashing the city, personnel in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control rooms said that no flooding or inundation complaint were received. A few stray complaints of trees falling were reported.