First summer rain brings relief

 Though it provide the much-needed relief from the scorching heat, several trees were razed to the ground, killing one man

City witnessed summer’s first rainfall on Monday night, providing huge relief to people from the scorching heat.

Heavy rains lashed the city for nearly two hours from around 9:45 pm and the rains left several drenched as it was not expected. Several areas in the city were blocked as huge trees were uprooted and water logged.

The city saw a 4.5 millimetre brief rainfall but provided a big relief to people from the sweltering heat. Electricity was cut down in most of the areas and in few areas electricity was not restored until Tuesday morning. Realising the intensity of the rainfall, Mysuru City Corporation was alerted, sent a team of workers to clear the fallen trees and pave the way for movement of vehicles and people.

Rain kills man

On Monday night a pillion rider was killed on the spot near JC Nagar as a tree fell on the bike near the Chamundi Hill Link Road. The deceased has been identified as Suresh who was working at a private insurance company.

He was riding pillion with Prajwal when the incident happened. Prajwal suffered major injuries and has been admitted at a private hospital.

 It was said that the Mysuru temperature on Sunday broke the 100-year old record registering 39.9 degree Celsius temperature, when City Today enquired the news with the Nodal officer of the Organic Farming Research Station, Naganahalli Dr Govindaraju said, “It is just the hot weather condition that has gone beyond what was predicted. The sunshine severity is more which is prompting the people to feel as though they are witnessing a temperature which has crossed 40 degree Celsius. Our station has recorded a temperature of just 37 degree Celsius and this is not the highest temperature in recent times.”

 “Generally two techniques are used to record the temperature. One is the old method of recording temperature that is the through mercury method which our station is following and the other is the satellite technique that is recorded through censor technology. The second method records a high in temperature” he added.

A tree was uprooted an fell on the compound of the JSS Law College, Kuvepunagar, following the heavy rain hat lashed the city Monday night.

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