After weeks of intense heat, a sudden spell of pre-monsoon thundershowers inundated parts of the State on Wednesday evening and set temperatures plummeting.
Bangalore recorded 9.2 mm rainfall and Yelahanka received 35.2 mm within a couple of hours. Temperatures plummeted in Bangalore by 10 degrees Celsius on Wednesday night from 30 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night (at 8.30 p.m.), according to the meteorology centre.
Squally winds of up to 34 kmph felled two trees (in Malleswaram and V.V. Puram) and tree branches fell on Kanakanagar Main Road and Kumara Krupa Road.
The thundershowers, however, are likely to disappear as quickly as they arrived, said director of the meteorological centre B. Puttanna.
Several parts of coastal and south interior Karnataka recorded between 30 mm and 50 mm of rainfall on Wednesday, including Mudigere in Chikmagalur; Sargur and K.R. Nagar in Mysore district; Mani in Dakshina Kannada; Agumbe and Arasalu in Shimoga, and K.R. Pet in Mandya.
Bangalore and other parts of the State can expect two more days of rain.