Friday blast: Hailstorm, rain bring mercury down in Bengaluru
It was literally a 'Good Friday' for Bengalurueans. A sudden blast of pre-monsoon showers and hailstones not only cooled down the city, it also brought much cheer to those who had plans for the weekend. Twitter pictures will surely make Delhiites highly jealous, as the city is scorching at 36 degrees C. MET department predicts that the temperature would remain low the whole week.
What a Furious Rain in Bangalore that too in hot summer Crazy Bangalore climate pic.twitter.com/zqKjzeSAaz— Karthik Bharadwaj (@karthikdwaj) March 30, 2018
As the rains became more severe, four tree-falls were reported. "There is an upper air circulation in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal which will bring rain to Karnataka," Srivasa Reddy, director, Natural Disaster Monitoring Center had said about the expectant rain. Apart from Bengaluru, others areas in the state like Kolar, Chikkamagaluru, Tumakuru, Haveri and Chitradurga districts also received good rain.
Bengaluru received 44mm rain this month. Last year too, the city had received 47.8mm rain in March. Notably, the temperature did not cross 35 degree Celsius in March, whereas it was slightly warmer last year during the same time.