Bengaluru records highest rainfall in 115 years

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Bengaluru: The incessant rainfall over the past two months has made 2017 the wettest year for Bengaluru city.

The annual rainfall for the city, 1615.2mm as on Saturday morning, is the highest ever, more than 1606.8 mm, the earlier record, in 2005. The Indian Meteorological Department has rainfall data for 115 years.

The combination of the weather system coupled by low-pressure situation created in the Arabian Sea is resulting in showers over interior Karnataka and Bengaluru falls in this region. The officer said there has been recorded rainfall in Bengaluru city after 1990.

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa accompanied by Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda visited the families of the priest, two others washed away and a couple who died in a wall collapse. The party announced a compensation of 1 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and 50,000 for the grievously injured.

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