Bengaluru breaks 133-year-old Record for highest daily rainfall in June

Bengaluru breaks 133-year-old Record for highest daily rainfall in June

Bengaluru breaks 133-year-old Record for highest daily rainfall in June

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In a historic weather event, Bengaluru shattered a 133-year-old record for the highest daily rainfall in June. On Sunday evening, intense thundershowers and heavy rain accompanied by strong winds drenched the city, marking the wettest day in June since record-keeping began.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that Bengaluru received 111.1 mm of rainfall on Sunday, surpassing the previous record of 101.6 mm set on June 16, 1891. This significant rainfall event coincides with the onset of the Southwest Monsoon over the Karnataka coast.

The average rainfall for Bengaluru in June is 106.5 mm, and the city has already exceeded this figure within the first significant spell of the monsoon season. The IMD forecasts continued rainfall for the next two days, with overcast conditions and light to moderate thundershowers expected. This trend suggests that Bengaluru might be on track to break its highest monthly rainfall record for June, which currently stands at 228.2 mm recorded in 1996.

The deluge caused considerable disruption across the city. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), there were 285 complaints related to the rain’s aftermath. The majority of these, 206 complaints, involved trees or branches falling on roads and vehicles. Specifically, the BBMP Forest Wing received 118 complaints about fallen trees, with 40 incidents occurring in the South Zone, particularly near Jayanagar. Additionally, 128 complaints were lodged regarding branches falling.

The heavy rains resulted in inundation and water stagnation in several parts of Bengaluru, contributing to the significant number of complaints and reports of damage.

As the city braces for more rainfall, authorities and residents are likely to remain vigilant to mitigate further disruptions and ensure safety.