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Rain, thundershowers likely in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in Karnataka on Friday, the Met Office said.Officials from the meteorological department said that coastal Karnataka, south Karnataka and a few places in north
IANS June 12, 2015 16:24 IST
IANS

Bengaluru: Rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in Karnataka on Friday, the Met Office said.

Officials from the meteorological department said that coastal Karnataka, south Karnataka and a few places in north Karnataka are likely to receive rain and thundershowers.

The next five days are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of north Karnataka, officials said.

Right now, southwest monsoon is active over coastal Karnataka.There was heavy rainfall on Thursday in Karwar (19 cm) and Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada district (13 cm), officials added.

Other places which recorded heavy downpour are Ankola (12 cm), and Manki (10 cm) in Uttara Kannada district. Mani and Dharmasthala of Dakshina Kannada recorded 8 cm and 7 cm rainfall respectively.

Several other places in the state also received rainfall on Thursday.

The meteorological department issued a squall warning and cautioned fishermen to stay off the sea as strong winds from the southwesterly direction are likely to blow at speeds of 45 to 55 km per hour along Karnataka coast.

The weather department has forecast a cloudy day in Bengaluru on Friday with one or two spells of rain and thundershowers.

The city recorded a rainfall of 1 mm on Thursday, officials said.

The maximum temperature in the city on Friday is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature is expected to be around 20 degrees Celsius, officials said.

On Thursday, Bengaluru recorded a maximum temperature of 31.4 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature settled at 20.8 degrees Celsius.