Bengaluru Likely To Get Heavy Rainfall On Friday; Scattered Thunderstorms To Hit City

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Bengaluru is most likely to get heavy rainfall on Friday induced by a trough coming from Southern India. As per the forecast by the Weather Channel (TWC), a rainfall accumulation of around 50 mm in 12 hours is predicted by Friday night.

Scattered Thunderstorms To Hit City

Scattered thunderstorms are likely to continue until the afternoon and may start again in the evening and continue all through the night. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its forecast has said that Bengaluru will have cloudy skies and a possibility of a couple of spells of rain as well as thunderstorms has also been predicted.


The forecast says that the maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 32 and 21 degrees Celsius respectively until Saturday. There is a possibility of the temperature coming down a bit after that. The city has been experiencing short spells of rainfall since last week. It got around 33mm rain on Tuesday and in between 1 June and June 5, Bengaluru received more than 41mm rainfall.

The south-interior Karnataka subdivision received 26.3mm rainfall in the same period.

Disrupted Power Supply In Some Parts Of Bengaluru  

Bengaluru experienced thunderstorms and strong winds during last weekend with the wind sweeping the city at more than 76km/ hour on Saturday. Sources reported that one person was killed, electric poles were damaged and 56 trees were uprooted due to heavy rainfall.


As a result, the power supply was cut off in many parts of the city for long hours including Chamarajpet, Basavanagudi, Girinagar, N.R. Colony, and Jayanagar. The area near ITI and K.R.Puram also reported hailstorms for about 10 minutes. In some parts of Bengaluru, water logging due to heavy rainfall was reported whereas traffic was disrupted in Shantinagar, Majestic, and Koramangala.

The IMD has said that monsoon has already started its advance towards the mainland of India and is most likely to reach Kerala in the upcoming 48 hours.