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Rain lashes Mysore, expect more

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People making a dash for cover when it poured in Mysore on Friday. —Photo: M.A. Sriram
People making a dash for cover when it poured in Mysore on Friday. —Photo: M.A. Sriram

: Rain lashed Mysore and surrounding regions on Friday aided by the advancing southwest monsoon and the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, giving a reprieve to the citizens from the searing heat.

The rainfall was widespread and uniform across Mysore and was preceded by a continuous drizzle the previous night and overcast conditions on Thursday. The skies opened up late in the evening. No damage to property was reported but storm-water drains overflowed and roads in low-lying areas were flooded.

The Integrated Agromet Advisory Services from Naganahalli has forecast moderate to heavy rain during the next few days and the day temperature will be around 29 to 30 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature will hover around 18 to 19 degrees C.

The Meteorological Department in Bangalore has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in south interior Karnataka in the next 48 hours. Rainfall was also reported from other parts of the region, including Bhagamandala and Madikeri in Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, M.M. Hills, H.D. Kote, K.R. Nagar and surrounding places.

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