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Bengaluru flooded after overnight rain, yellow alert issued

Bengaluru broke the record for the wettest year in history by recording 1,704 mm of rainfall this year

Bengaluru flooded after overnight rain, yellow alert issued
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Heavy rain since Wednesday evening battered the city once again, leading to severe inundation of streets, vehicle and property damage, among disruption to daily life activities and traffic congestions.

Shocking visuals of floating belongings and two-wheelers being washed away surfaced online.

The Karnataka State Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has forecasted 'widespread moderate rains with isolated heavy rains associated with thunderstorms and lightning' over regions under the BBMP - Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike limits for Thursday.

The forecast map painted most of the city in green, indicating moderate rainfall, while some areas in the RR Nagar, Bommanahalli and south zones were in blue, expecting heavy rainfall.

For Karnataka, the KSNDMC predicted 'widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy to very heavy rains' likely over south-interior Karnataka (SIK) and Malnad districts and 'widespread very light to moderate rains' likely over coastal and north-interior Karnataka (NIK) districts.

Most of the state map was in yellow and green - indicating light and moderate rainfall, respectively - while some southern regions such as Bengaluru Urban, Hassan, Tumakuru, Ramanagara, Mandya and Chikkamagaluru were in blue, likely to get heavy showers.

Traffic cops in the city also issued advisories to guide vehicular movement after rain left some streets blocked and waterlogged.

Bengaluru broke the record for the wettest year in history by recording 1,704 mm of rainfall this year, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said earlier this week.

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