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May 19, 2017

Bengaluru gets 102.5 mm rainfall, highest so far this year

BENGALURU: Bengaluru city received the highest rainfall for the year on Thursday. Nearly 10 trees were uprooted across the city due to the showers.
According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), Bengaluru on Thursday received pre-monsoon rainfall of 102.5mm. Some of the areas that received the highest rainfall were Kengeri (120mm), Tavarekere (118mm), Jakkur (90.5mm), Ramuhalli (60mm) and Alur (54.5mm).
BBMP officials said there were reports of trees falling in Nagarbhavi, Ullal, RR Nagar, ITI Layout, Chikkagollarahatti, City Civil court premises and Jayanagar among other places.
There was, however, no report of property damage.
Traffic was hit in many parts of the city such as Indiranagar, Domlur, Old Airport Road, Sarjapur Road, Kino Junction, Mysuru Road, Garudachar Palya, Mahadevapura, Yeshwantpur soap factory circle and Chord Road in Vijayanagar.
In many places of the Central Business District, people were found stuck in the rain with few buses. KSNDMC officials said Bengaluru is likely to receive moderate rainfall for the next 48 hours.