Monsoon arrives in Kerala, ready to touch south Karnataka
With the South-West monsoon set over Kerala today and its effects experienced in most parts of South Karnataka, the onset of monsoon is imminent over Dakshina Kannada coast.
The coastal and south interior Karnataka have been receiving good pre-monsoon showers for the last few days and the stage is set for the state to get first monsoon rains by tomorrow, a Weather Department official today said.
Though the pace of advance of monsoon winds was slow, it had covered parts of southern peninsular. It's uppermost limit lie at Kozhikode coast in Kerala and it touched Coimbatore and Cuddalore on its path, in Tamil Nadu.
The conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of South-West monsoon into some parts of South Karnataka, some more parts of Tamil Nadu and Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours, a weather bulletin here said.
Heavy rainfall was recorded in coastal Karkala and Bangalore city which recorded 8 and 7 cms of rain each during last 24 hours.
Other chief rainfall amounts (cm): Mangalore (Dakshina Kannada dt), TG Halli (Bangalore Urban dt), Bangalore HAL AP, Pavagada (Tumkur dt) 6 each; Hoskote (Bangalore Rural dt) 5; Mulki (Dakshina Kannada dt), Narayanpura (Yadgir dt), Bangarpet (Kolar dt), GKVK (Bangalore Urban dt) 4 each, getting the maximum downpour.
(Posted on 06-06-2014)