With the city and neighbouring areas receiving a short spell of good rain in the wee hours of today, the citizens have heaved a sigh of relief for getting a brief respite from the scorching heat.
It started raining at about 1.30 am and went on for about an hour accompanied by thunder and lightning which drastically brought down the ambient temperature.
Water-logging: Owing to improper road design, potholes and poor drainage facility in residential extensions, water-logging was reported from various areas.
Rejoicing on the drop in temperature, the pedestrians and two-wheeler riders probably stomached the inconvenience and were seen wading through water-logged roads and manoeuvring cesspools.
Traffic diverted: Due to the rain, a lot of debris excavated for repairing a drain near RUDSET Institute on Hunsur road got lodged on the road thus blocking the traffic coming from Hunsur side. Following this blockage, V.V. Puram Traffic Police this morning got the traffic diverted through Vijayanagar.
Similarly, the stone pebbles laid while widening Vishwamanava Double Road and Adichunchanagiri Road in Kuvempunagar (work of which is held up for reasons known only to MCC) got dislodged by the flowing rain water to enter the roads inconveniencing the two-wheeler riders. A similar situation was reported from Gokulam, V.V. Mohalla, N.R. Mohalla and other places. Mysore City Corporation gangmen were seen clearing the pebbles from the roads.
No mishap: As the rain was not accompanied by strong gale, falling of light poles and trees have not been reported thus avoiding any mishap.
According to the Meteorological Department, more rain is forecast for the next two or three days with continued overcast sky.
However, no rain has been reported from Kodagu.
Rainfall recorded today
According to Agriculture Joint Director Krishnaiah the rain fall recorded is as follows:
Mysore city: 35.5 mm
Nanjangud: 57.5 mm
H.D. Kote: 39 mm
Hunsur: 30 mm
T. Narasipur: 24.5 mm.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore