Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bangaloreans beware! more deluge forecast

Bangaloreans beware! more deluge forecast

Bosky Khanna. Bangalore



The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall over Karnataka in the next 48 hours. "There is a low pressure area over the west central Bay of Bengal, off coastal Andhra Pradesh, and an associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above sea level tilting south westwards towards Karnataka. Due to this, coastal Karnataka will have thundershowers, while heavy showers will be experienced in south and north interior Karnataka, including Bangalore," an official said.
The official added that a 48-hour warning was issued on Monday and are optimistic that the state government will act quick to avoid untoward accidents.
For Bangalore, IMD forecasts cloudy weather coupled with rainfall and strong winds. Due to this change in weather, the maximum temperature will dip by 2-3 degree Celsius. The city recorded a maximum of 26.1°C and a minimum of 20.9Celsius, while the airport recorded a maximum of 26.4°C and a minimum of 19.6°C on Tuesday, with rainfall up to 8 mm in the city and 4.7 mm at the airport up to 8.30 pm.
IMD officials added that the rainfall was likely to intensify and will continue till October first week. Following this two tree fall cases were reported at Sadashivanagar and near Madiwala police station.

1 Comments:

At Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 6:11:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger Adivasi said...

Every city which has ignored planting trees has to face floods. We have seen this happening in Mumbai, Delhi, Manila. We need to simultaneously start planting trees as if cut trees for infrastructure. They can add an clause in the agreement that If a company bags a project they need to plant 10 trees for every tree cut. They can plant it anywhere. If we dont do that, I'm sure there will be people walking with neck deep water

 

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