Rain cools Mangaluru, Udupi; yellow alert declared for next four days

05:24PM Tue 14 May, 2024

Mangaluru/Udupi, May 14: Several parts of the twin districts, which had been reeling under intense heat, found respite as rain showered on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, began in most parts on Sunday evening. In Udupi, rain showered in the early hours of Monday. While Kundapur and Udupi received moderate rains, Karkala experienced a heavy downpour.

The showers lowered the daytime temperature in both districts. Light rain fell in Mangaluru and its outskirts early Monday morning. A tree was uprooted near Bikkarnakatte, causing a traffic jam for some time. As the day progressed, cloudy weather prevailed, and from the afternoon onwards, there was sunshine as usual.

Various parts of Sullia received copious amounts of rain from night till early morning. In Beltangady, a house was damaged in Kalmanja. At Tekkaru, a retaining wall collapsed due to the rain. Nearly 40 to 45 electrical transformers were damaged due to heavy rains in Beltangady taluk, with the loss estimated to be around Rs 5 lac.

A yellow alert has been declared in the coastal district for the next four days. Heavy rains with thunder are expected, along with high-velocity winds as predicted by the meteorological department.

Mangaluru city recorded a maximum temperature of 33.4°C and a minimum of 23.2°C on Monday. This is expected to decrease by two to four degrees in the next four days, according to the weather department.

(Source: Daijiwrold)