Heavy Rains Lash Bengaluru On Thursday Evening; Hailstorms Reported In Few Areas Too

Several parts of the state, including capital Bengaluru, witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday evening. Hailstorms were reported in a couple of areas too.

Rain in Bengaluru and adjoining districts

Yesterday evening, rains lashed in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, for around close to three hours. While earlier this week, the rains were intermittent, the rain-gods were tad intense yesterday.


Surprisingly, BBPM officials did not receive any complaints of waterlogging and blockage despite the heavy rainfall. However, a couple of complaints of tree uprooting was reported, mainly due to the winds that accompanied the rains yesterday.

An official from BBMP said:

As there are no vehicles and people on the streets, there is no call about flooding or waterlogging. However, we have received complaints about the uprooting of trees and tree branches fall from Rajajinagar, Nagarabhavi, Chandra Layout areas. Prahari teams were deployed immediately to address the complaints.


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Fortunately, Bengaluru citizens did not suffer much due to the Lockdown

Hailstorms reported in a few areas

Officials from Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) also announced that hailstorms were reported in a couple of areas (Nagarbhavi and Nayandahalli) in the city.

An official from KSNDMC said:

Nagarabhavi area received the highest 55.5 mm rainfall in BBMP limits followed by Vidyapeetha (45mm), Byatarayanapura, off Mysuru Road (44.5), Nayandahalli (43.5 mm) and Maruti Mandir near Vijayanagar (42.5 mm) until 9:30 pm.” 


Although the rains were expected, it is surprising that hailstorms also made their presence felt in the city. However, with almost no vehicles on roads, the impact is said to have been very minimal.