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Business News/ News / India/  Bengaluru rains: Light showers bring relief to city amid heat wave conditions
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Bengaluru rains: Light showers bring relief to city amid heat wave conditions

Moderate rainfall brings relief to Bengaluru after nearly five months of dry weather, easing heatwave conditions in the southern state.

A police official manages traffic amid heavy rainfall in Jalandhar on April 19 | Representational image (PTI)Premium
A police official manages traffic amid heavy rainfall in Jalandhar on April 19 | Representational image (PTI)

Moderate rainfall brought relief to Bengaluru on Friday evening after nearly five months of dry weather. The India Meteorological Department has predicted isolated rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds for several parts of Karnataka till April 23. 

Data shared by the IMD indicates that the rainy spell will last a few days, giving people in the city a short respite from the sweltering heat. According to a daily report shared by the meteorological centre in Bengaluru on Friday, rainfall is "very likely to occur" over isolated places in Bengaluru (both rural and urban) till April 20. 

“Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied by gusty winds with wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph likely at isolated places over the state on April 19 to April 21," the weather report added.

Some parts of the southern state will continue to receive rainfall till April 23 while dry weather prevails over the rest of Karnataka. The Met indicated that there would be no significant change in the maximum temperature for the next two days. Thereafter the IMD forecast a gradual rise by 2-3 °C over the state for the subsequent three days.

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Meanwhile the IMD has also predicted heatwave conditions in Odisha and West Bengal until April 21 and in Jharkhand for the next two days.

“Heat wave to severe heat wave spell likely to continue over east India till April 23 and heat wave spell over parts of south peninsular India on April 19. Thunderstorms with lightning, gusty winds and heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over northeast India between April 19 and April 22. Rainfall spell with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over northwest India on April 19 and 20 and a fresh spell on April 22 and 23," read a bulletin from the IMD on Friday afternoon. 

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Published: 19 Apr 2024, 08:57 PM IST
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