Monsoon makes a landfall in Karnataka; daily life hit due to heavy rains, strong winds

Bengaluru: Heavy rains and gusty winds lashed many parts of Karnataka on Monday, disrupting normal life, as southwest monsoon advanced vigorously.

"Southwest monsoon was vigorous over interior Karnataka and active over coastal Karnataka on Monday," the Bengaluru centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on its website.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Heavy rainfall was observed in the state's coastal districts of Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Dakshina Kannada, as well as interior districts of Kodagu, Hassan, and Chikkamagaluru.

The heavy monsoon inundated low-lying areas, uprooted several trees, and damaged roads in the coastal and southern districts of the state.

Parts of Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru received very heavy rainfall measuring over 13 centimetres on Monday, according to the data from IMD.

Heavy rains also caused landslides near the hilly town of Yedakumeri in the midst of Western Ghats in the Hassan district, about 180 kilometres west of Bengaluru, leading to two trains being diverted.

"The landslide and a fallen tree in Hassan-Mangaluru route led to Yesvantpur-Karwar Express being partially cancelled beyond Hassan," Deputy General Manager of South Western Railway E Vijaya said.

All the passengers of the express train en-route Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, about 520 kilometres northwest of Bengaluru, were stranded at Hassan and later reached their destined towns and cities in state-run buses.

Another train Karwar-Yesvantpur Express, which runs between the port city of Karwar and Bengaluru, was re-routed due to the landslide.

The weather office predicts heavy rain to continue through the week in coastal and south interior districts.

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Updated Date: Jun 11, 2018 19:59:53 IST

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