Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South Interior Karnataka and some more parts of interior Tamil Nadu on May 30. It has also advanced further into some parts of central Arabian Sea.
At least 3 people have been killed on May 29 and 30. Panambur in Mangalore (or Mangaluru), an Arabian Sea port and a major commercial center in the Indian state of Karnataka, received record-breaking 334 mm (13.1 inches) of rain within 24 hours to 08:30 IST, May 30, breaking the previous record of 330.8 mm (13 inches) set in 1982. Normal rainfall for the month of May for Mangaluru is 168.6 mm (6.6 inches). The highest rainfall was recorded in Chelairu, Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore at 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) over the same period. READ MORE