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Monsoon not strong despite rainfall picking up


Bangalore, Jul 9: Here is the current weather scenario in the country in general and Karnataka in particular.

India as on July 8: Temperatures were below normal by 2-4°C in some parts of north interior Karnataka, isolated pockets of Telangana and Rayalaseeme regions in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, parts of Saurashtra and Kutch areas in Gujarat and Diu, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. Temperatures were below normal by 2-6°C in eastern and north-western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha region in Maharashtra, pockets in Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, northwest Rajasthan, Punjab and Gangetic West Bengal. The mercury level was near normal in the rest of the country.

Highest maximum temperature: 40.3°C at Bikaner in Rajasthan.

Rainfall (till 5.30 pm on July 8): Rainfall was recorded at many areas of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, MP, Konkan, Goa, coastal Karnataka, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and at some areas of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Gangetic West Bengal. A few places in Punjab, eastern and northwestern Rajasthan, Bihar, Saurashtra region of Gujarat, Lakshadweep, north coastal Andhra, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, central Maharashtra, interior parts of southern Karnataka and Kerala also witnessed rainfall. The rest of the country remained dry.

Burdwan received 10 cm of rainfall, Maybander (9 cm), Bareilly (6 cm) while Fursatganj, Mana and Raipur saw 5 cm of rainfall till 5.30 pm on Jul 8.

Weather forecast up to 8.30 am on July 12:

1. Rain and thundershowers at many areas on the western coast, including Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, West Bengal, Sikkim and Orissa, central and northeastern India, a few areas over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP, eastern Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP, Maharasthra, Telangana, coastal Andhra and interior Karnataka.

2. Heavy rainfall is expected in some areas of UP and Chhattisgarh in the next 24 hours and MP and Orissa over the next 48 hours.

Karnataka weather: Monsoon is still weak over Karnataka. Rainfall was registered at most places over coastal areas of the state and at some areas in the interiors areas in both the northern and southern parts.

Heavy rainfall: Nilkund in Uttar Kannada district saw 11 cm of rainfall.

Other areas in the state which saw rainfall are:

Bhatkal, Manki (Uttar Kannada) and Agumbe (Shimoga) received 5 cm.

Belthangady (Dakshin Kannada) got 4 cm.

Mudibidre, Dharmasthala, Puttur, Subramanya (all in Dakshin Kannada), Mangalore AP, Shirali, Gokarna (Uttar Kannada), Talaguppa (Shimoga), Sringeri (Chikmaglur), Chamarajanagar (3 cm).

Panambur, Mangalore, Mulki, Bantwal (Dakshin Kannada), Karkala, Kundapur, Siddapura (Udupi), Kadra (Uttar Kannada), Linganamakki (Shimoga) and Jayapura in Chikmaglur (2 cm).

Mani (Dakshina Kannada), Kota, Kollur (Udupi), Honavar, Karwar, Ankola, Manchikeri, Siddapura (Uttara Kannada), Manthala (Bidar), Gulbarga, Bhagamandala (Kodagu), Madikeri, Sagar (Shimoga), Koppa, Tarikere (Chikmagalur), Gundlupet, Yelandur (Chamarajanagar), Anekal (Bangalore Urban) saw 1 cm.

Forecast till July 10 morning:

Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka, at many places in the southern interior Karnataka and at a few places in the northern interior Karnataka.

Winds: Strong onshore winds (45-55 kmph speed) blowing from Northwesterly to westerly direction are likely along and off Karnataka coast during the next 24 hours.

Local forecast for Bangalore city (at 8.30 am on July 9):

Generally cloudy sky. Irregular rainfall would occur in some areas.

Temperature: Bangalore City: Max: 31.5, °C Min: 20.9 °C. Rainfall: 0.4 cm, Relative Humidity: 78%.

Sunset on Jul 10: 6:50 pm, sunrise on Jul 11: 6 am.

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