The districts of Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Hassan Chikkamagaluru, Kolar, Kodagu and Mysore districts of Karnataka have also been issued yellow alerts owing to the heavy rainfall in the city.
The Meteorological Department (IMD), of India has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru for December 12, Sunday. The districts of Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Hassan Chikkamagaluru, Kolar, Kodagu and Mysore districts of Karnataka have also been issued yellow alerts owing to the heavy rainfall in the city.
Rainfall in Bengaluru
The IMD stated in an evening bulletin, that Bengaluru has received around 12 mm of rainfall, on Saturday. Heavy rain also occurred at a few other places over south-interior Karnataka and some isolated places over coastal Karnataka and a few regions of north-interior Karnataka.
Temperature recorded at various places
The district of Davanagere, in Karnataka, recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 13.3 degrees Celsius, on Saturday.
The minimum temperature that was recorded in Bengaluru, was around 16.8 degrees Celsius.
Impacts of the rain
The continuous downpour of the rain, led to the restaurants in the state not accepting online food orders, for home deliveries. Also, the taxi and auto rickshaw drivers refused to commute in the city.
A few spells of rain and thunderstorms clubbed together with a cloudy sky, are likely to continue in the city, and surface winds will likely be strong at times, as suggested by the weather forecast department.
Reason for the rainfall, Cyclone Mandous
Cyclone mandous, which is a severe cyclonic storm, is an ongoing tropical cyclone in the 2022 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.
The Meteorological Department of India has issued a bulletin that states that a tropical depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal. A statement was also released stating that the tropical depression could intensify further, which can happen due to very warm water and low to moderate wind shear.
Also, this low pressure was classified as a cyclonic storm, a day later, and it was named as Mandous.
Current location of the cyclone
Mandous is currently at 10.1°S 82.9°E, approximately to 250 km (160 miles) North-West of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, approximately to 320 km (200 miles) North-East of Jaffna.
Also in Sri Lanka, approximately to 440 km (270 miles) South-East of Chennai, India, and approximately to 350 km (220 mi) South-East of Karaikal, that is also in India.