Bengaluru, June 26: Incessant rains which lashed Karnataka last week resumed today disrupting life in the coastal regions of the district such as Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, reported a weather official on Tuesday. Also Read - Against All Odds: The Inspirational Journey of Karnataka’s First Trans-woman Doctor
According to the Bengaluru division of India Meteorological Department (IMD), “Heavy rainfall was witnessed in most places of coastal Karnataka and few parts of interior Karnataka. The southwest monsoon, however, has been weak over north interior Karnataka.” Also Read - Karnataka to Get New CM? State BJP Chief Clears Air
While Udupi district of coastal Karnataka received an average rainfall of 13.7 cm over the past 24 hours, the average rainfall in Dakshina Kannada was recorded at 10.7 cm, according to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). Also Read - Karnataka Not To Reopen Schools, Pre-University Colleges in December
In regions lying about 400 km west of the coastal Udupi district, the rainfall was as high as 15 cm. The heavy downpour disrupted the traffic in the streets and caused inundations in the national highways and arterial roads throughout the district. Reports mentioned the damage caused by the rain to the bridges in the coastal districts.
The intensity of the southwest monsoon decreased after June 20 for a few days before lashing the area again, noted the Met Department officials. Since the onset of the monsoons (June 4) over the coastal regions, an up to date average rainfall of 100 cm has been recorded.
The monsoons were responsible for filling up the reservoirs in Cauvery river basin. Moreover, excess water from Kabini reservoir in Mysuru district began to flow towards the neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
(With inputs from IANS)