India

Bangalore receives highest rainfall this monsoon

The garden city of Bangalore has received its highest rainfall this monsoon, breaking all the previous records, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The city recorded around 1615mm of rainfall this year, crossing the previous record of 1606mm rain in 2005. This caused misery to the residents to Bangalore as the rains claimed over 10 lives .

However on Monday Bangaloreans had some respite from rain as the showers stopped till evening following which the municipal corporation undertook the pothole filling process.

A lake also breached near an IT park ecospace on the outskrits of teh city which forced many IT professionals to avoid these roads and companies declaring work from home option.

The bodies of 3 people who were washed away in the storm water drained were recovered by the rescue teams. A temple priest also fell in a drain on Friday night and was found dead when his body was recovered .

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited the rain affected areas and announced relief measures on Saturday. Besides Bangalore , rains continue to lash several other districts in Karnataka , Mysore, Gulbarga, Gadag, Kolar also witnessed heavy rainfall in last two days .

According to met officials Over 300mm of rainfall has been observed only in first few days of October alone, which is much higher than the prediction of IMD for the month.

The southwest monsoon is intensifying and there are no signs of relief from the continuous downpour in the days to come. Ramesh Babu, director of IMD, says "Bengaluru is currently going through a transition phase between the withdrawal of the south-west monsoon and the arrival of the northeast monsoon."