Friday, August 27, 2010

Continuous rainfall hits traffic in city

Continuous rainfall hits traffic in city

Staff Reporter
City records 21.8 mm rainfall

Rain and thundershowers expected today

BANGALORE: Bangaloreans woke up on Thursday morning to nippy weather and a cloudy sky which turned into intermittent rainfall by early evening.

The rain, which began at around 3 p.m., continued till late in the night with some parts of the city witnessing nearly continuous downpour. The city recorded 21.8 mm rainfall and a minimum temperature of around 19.8 degrees Celsius. The Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy sky and spells of rain and thundershowers on Friday. Predictably, arterial roads were choked with traffic. Vehicles moved at snails' pace on M.G. Road, Cubbon Road, K.G. Road, J.C. Road and Sheshadripuram Road, to name a few. Office-goers returning home found that their drive home took a good half-hour longer than usual.

While three tree-falls were reported in Bangalore South BBMP zone, one each in Srinagar, Banashankari and Tilaknagar, one tree fall was reported in Ramaiah Layout in Kamanahalli, Banaswadi. BBMP officials said the trees had been cleared. Other reports of branches having fallen on byroads were also dealt with, the official added.

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