Residents of Bengaluru woke up to heavy rain, lighting and thunderstorm this morning. The downpour, which was on for a few hours, has left some low-lying parts of the city flooded. The rain and cloudy skies also led to a dip in the temperature.
The morning rain sent social media into an overdrive, with many sharing videos and images on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. #BangaloreRains was one of the top trends on Twitter.
In recent years, flooding of low-lying areas has been a problem with the city, as debris and encroachment reduce the size of lakes and block storm water drains.
Heavy rain, along with lightning and thunder, was seen in Bengaluru last week too. The usual pattern of rain in the city is storms in the evening after the day's heat.
It rained in Bengaluru yesterday as well. Parts of Kerala too saw heavy rain yesterday. The weather department said scattered to fairly widespread rain and thundershowers are likely over Kerala and Mahe during the next three days.
The Met office also said interior parts of northern Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa will receive rain and thunderstorm from today to May 1. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana too could see rain today, the agency said.