Karnataka

More rain expected in Mysore, surrounding regions in next 2 days

As against the normal rainfall of 123.8 mm, Mysore has received 113.9 mm for the period between July 1 and 31.

As against the normal rainfall of 123.8 mm, Mysore has received 113.9 mm for the period between July 1 and 31.

Wet weather has prevailed in Mysore and surrounding regions since the last few days and the Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in the next 48 hours.

According to the department, there will be moderate to heavy rain in many parts of south-interior Karnataka on Friday.

The forecast is valid till Sunday. Mandya, Mysore and Chamnarajanagar will receive rain, while heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast in Kodagu and Hassan districts.

The overcast conditions have reduced the daytime temperature, which is 3 degrees Centigrade below normal in Mysore. The maximum temperature was 25.2 degrees C, while the minimum temperature was 20.3 degrees C (1 degree C above normal for the period).

The district has received near normal rainfall during July. As against the normal rainfall of 123.8 mm, Mysore has received 113.9 mm for the period between July 1 and 31. Mandya has received 69.2 mm of rain for the same period against normal rainfall of 52.9 mm, while Chamarajanagar received 56.8 mm of rains as against normal rainfall 56 mm.

The cumulative rainfall received in Mysore district between August 1 and 7 this year is 37 mm against normal rainfall of 22.5 mm. The cumulative rainfall between June 1 and August 7 is 219.9 mm against the normal rainfall of 235.4 mm.

Owing to heavy rain in the catchment area of the Cauvery, the inflow into the Krishnaraja Sagar was at the rate of 43,058 cusecs and the outflow was pegged at the rate of 26,174 cusecs at 6.30 a.m. on Thursday. The reservoir has reached the full reservoir level (FRL) of 124.8 feet and the live storage is 41.07 tmcft.

The inflow into the Kabini reservoir at H.D. Kote was 33,398 cusecs, while the outflow was 31,146 cusecs and the cumulative discharge from June 1 to August 7 is 50.56 tmcft. The water-level in the reservoir was hovering at 2,282.51 feet against the FRL of 2,284 feet.

Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department has cautioned people living on the banks of the Nugu and in the downstream in H.D. Kote to move to safe places as the authorities will release water from the dam.

The water-level in the Harangi dam was 2,856.44 feet against the FRL of 2,859 feet. The inflow was at the rate of 12,249 cusecs and the outflow was at the rate of 8,382 cusecs.


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