Mangalore, August 1, 2014: DK and Udupi district administrations declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the respective districts on Saturday following heavy rain. The continuous rain that lashed the districts on Thursday night and Friday compelled the district administrations to declare the holiday for educational institutions.
According to the meteorological department, Amasebail in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district recorded maximum rainfall of 232mm in Karnataka in the last 24-hours up to 8.30am on August 1.
Karnataka for the period July 26 to August 1 recorded surplus rainfall of 35%. Against normal weighted average rainfall of 59.3mm in south-interior, north-interior, Malnad and coastal parts, state recorded rainfall of 80mm. For 24-hours period ending 8.30am on August 1, four geographical regions received 20.8mm actual weighted average rainfall against normal weighted average rainfall of 8.8mm, a 137% surplus departure from normal.