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NE Monsoon Delayed, More Rain Expected

The northeast monsoon is expected to bring heavy rainfall on Bengaluru and surrounding areas on Tuesday.

B. Puttanna, Director-in-Charge, Indian Meteorological Department, Bengaluru said the monsoon was supposed to arrive over Bengaluru on October 20, but the conditions were not favourable. “Moreover, there were only a few light showers over the city on Sunday. But from October 22 onwards, the city will witness heavy rainfall, especially during night hours,” he said.

The rainfall is also expected to bring down the temperature over Bengaluru. The maximum temperature in the city was around 30 degrees Celsius till Saturday and on Sunday it came down by 3 degrees Celsius. “But the city will not experience cold conditions as the minimum temperature will not come down due to the presence of clouds. Once the rain recedes, the city will turn cold,” Puttanna said.

“During north-east monsoon, five centres in the southern peninsular, Andhra Pradesh coastal, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and South Interior Karnataka will receive heavy rainfall. The cyclone which is just taking shape in Bay of Bengal is expected to cause rain activity over these regions in the next week,” he said.

Reproduced from Deccan Chronicle