The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has forecast heavy rains in many parts of south Bengaluru.

Bengaluru receives an average rainfall of 211 mm in September. However, in the first six days, the city has seen rains measuring 200 mm. Over the past 24 hours, 1.5 cm rains lashed the city. Weathermen state that Bengaluru is likely to cross the monthly average this year.

During the monsoon months of June, July, August and September, the city receives an average 580 mm rains. This year, the city has already received 638 mm, with 355 mm received in August.

Precautionary measures

The BBMP has issued an advisory to citizens to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, such as leptospirosis, cholera, typhoid and hepatitis.

Citizens have been asked to drink boiled and cooled water, consume fresh food, keep food items covered, wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating them, wash their hands and feet with soap and cleaning water tanks every fortnight.