Bengaluru’s 1st Heavy Rain Of The Year Leads To Waterlogged Roads, Flight Delays & Fallen Trees

Heavy rainfall has already created chaos in several places.

by Shreya Ghosh
Bengaluru’s 1st Heavy Rain Of The Year Leads To Waterlogged Roads, Flight Delays & Fallen Trees

Bengaluru is loved for many reasons and pleasant weather is one of them. Unfortunately, the weather conditions were far from expectations in the past few weeks. It was unbearably hot like many other places in India. Gladly, Bengaluru finally experienced this year’s first heavy rainfall and the temperature dropped noticeably. Though the residents enjoyed rains after so long in the initial few days, it soon began a problem for many due to waterlogging and more issues.

Bengaluru Experienced Heavy Rain On May 6

Taking to X, Tejas Sreenivas (@TejasSreenivas) shared a clip of rains at JP Nagar.

It was on Monday evening when many parts of the city received heavy downpours along with strong winds and thunderstorms. In just some time, trees began to break down and rainfall led to waterlogging in several places as well. The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Centre mentioned issuing yellow alerts for thunderstorms. The warnings have been issued for districts such as Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Chamarajanagara, Chikkaballapura, Ramanagara, Kolar, Mandya, Tumakuru, and Mysuru, according to a report by Moneycontrol.

MN Anucheth, Bengaluru Traffic Police Joint Commissioner, shared how trees fell at 16 places and heavy waterlogging was reported in 33 areas. All these incidents led to terrible traffic congestion in several locations in the Karnataka capital. Commuting on roads was not the smoothest experience last night. Commuters had to wait in traffic jams for a long time because of all the waterlogging.

SHARATH (@sharathbabugr) shared glimpses of rains at the Narayana Health City.

The Moneycontrol report added how Mehkri Circle, Hennur Main Road, Kathriguppe, Gangamma Circle, Lingarajapuram Main Road, PES College, and more spots reported the updates of trees falling due to heavy rainfall and gusty winds in Bengaluru. Bustling areas such as the Maharani underpass, Hebbal railway station, Summanahalli, and Hebbal flyover towards the Kempegowda International Airport were some of the many locations that faced the consequences of waterlogging and traffic issues.

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Many flights were delayed due to the adverse weather conditions. About 8 flights have already been diverted from Bengaluru to Chennai. Turbulence was a major issue experienced by many passengers.

It Is Likely To Shower More

Prachi Pareekh (@prachipareekh) shared a video of the pleasant weather in the city.

Residents of Bengaluru have waited for weeks to enjoy the rain and get respite from this heat. Now, the weather predictions state that the downpour is about to continue for more days. The Meteorological Department predicted the chances of rain spells and clouds till May 12.

Also read: “It Finally Feels Like Bengaluru,” Celebrate Netizens As Rain Engulfs The City After 5 Months!

Take care of yourselves and step outside only when it is important.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Tejas Sreenivas (@TejasSreenivas), X/ SHARATH (@sharathbabugr)

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