Parts of Bengaluru witnessed moderate to heavy rains on Monday evening even as temperature touched 28 degrees during the day. Parts of central, south and west Bengaluru saw rains bring much respite to Bengalureans who had been battling the heat with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees in the first week of March.
The Indian meteorological department had predicted rains in parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry starting March 3 till 7. For a city that had been bearing the brunt of the scorching sun even before summer kicked in, sudden heavy rains brought much respite. The rains, however, caused Traffic snarls at busy junctions.
Brief showers were also witnessed in Doddaballapur and Anekal taluks. Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms began from northern part of Bengaluru with 29.5mm recorded near city centre. The Karnataka state monitoring cell predicted maximum rainfall of 50.5mm in Ramnagar. Parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu also saw showers on Monday evening.