The city witnessed heavy rains through the day on Thursday with cyclone Nilam weakening into a depression, bringing down the day temperature by 6 degree celsius with the afternoon turning into an unusual cold grey hue. The rainfall came in heavy spells at times and continued incessantly until late Thursday evening. The state capital’s maximum temperature nose-dived to 24.3 degrees Celsius, as against 31.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday. The city recorded 10.1 mm rainfall by Thursday evening.
Met department has forecasted rain and thundershowers at many places over the state in the next 48 hours. The rainfall would be heavy at one or two places over north coastal AP, Telangana and Rayalaseema during the next 24 hours, officials said.
Weathermen said that the cyclonic storm Nilam weakened on Thursday into a depression and remained stationary over south interior Karnataka close to Chitradurga. The forecast shows that the depression would move northwestwards and weaken further into a low pressure area during the next 12 hours.
Meanwhile, three trees were uprooted in the city near S R Nagar police station, A C guards near Shantinagar and Jaya Gardens near Malakpet. TOI