Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Bengaluru; IMD Predicts More Showers in the Coming Days

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Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka, faced severe flooding after heavy rains struck on Tuesday. Videos and images of waterlogged roads quickly circulated on Twitter, capturing the attention of concerned citizens. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert for the state of Karnataka, warning of heavy rainfall in the region. According to IMD Scientist A Prasad, several districts including Kolar, Tumakuru, Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Mandya, Chamarjanaagar, and Ramanagar are expected to witness heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Prasad also mentioned that Bengaluru could experience strong surface winds with speeds of up to 40 kmph.

The heavy rainfall can be attributed to two weather patterns. Firstly, an upper air cyclonic circulation over Telangana, and secondly, a trough extending from south Chattisgarh to interior Tamil Nadu. This trough represents an elongated area of relatively low pressure stemming from the center of a region of low pressure.

A Prasad, scientist ‘F’ at IMD Bengaluru, explained that the developing weather systems over peninsular India, including the cyclonic circulation and trough, are likely to result in thunderstorms and gusty winds across various parts of Bengaluru. Expressing their distress, citizens took to social media platforms to share their experiences and concerns. Some individuals shared images and videos of the flooded roads in Bengaluru, while others attempted to predict the weather conditions that lie ahead. As per IMD’s forecast, thundershowers are anticipated in Bengaluru and its adjoining areas over the next five days. The city’s residents are advised to remain cautious and stay updated with the latest weather bulletins and warnings issued by the authorities.

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