Udupi: Udupi district has now received the wettest place in Karnataka tag as various places in the district received the highest rainfall in the state five times in the last seven years between 2015 and 2021.
This now Agumbe had the wettest place tag.
According to data from the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), barring 2015 and 2018, Udupi district topped the rainfall charts.
Bairampalli in Udupi district recorded the highest rainfall in 2016 (5,916mm). In the following year, Shiralu in Karkala taluk recorded 6,936 mm of rain. In 2016 and 2017, Agumbe, located in Shivamogga district, recorded rainfall of 5,524 mm and 5,345 mm respectively. Similarly, in 2019, Hebri in Udupi topped with a whopping 9,340 mm of rain, while in 2020, it was the turn of Innanje with 7,988 mm. In these years too, Agumbe was not nowhere close to these figures, reported Deccan Herald.