Bengaluru: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall across Karnataka for the next five days. IMD has also issued an orange and yellow alert for most districts of Karnataka, especially along the coast and Dakshina Kannada.

A warning for fishermen has also been issued in the district.

IMD Bengaluru director CS Patil said a trough in the east Arabian Sea is intensifying the monsoon across Karnataka.

“Widespread rain will occur over north interior Karnataka, there will be isolated heavy rainfall over Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada, and coastal districts and south interior Karnataka will experience widespread rainfall,” he said.

Heavy rains pounded the coastal districts last week where a red alert was issued and fishermen were warned against venturing into the sea.

River Cauvery continued to swell after continuous rain in Madikeri and Kushalnagar.

According to IMD, Bengaluru will continue to experience light to moderate rainfall for the next five days. Up to 5.30 pm Thursday, Bengaluru had received 8.4 mm rain, Kempegowda International Airport recorded 5.8mm and HAL airport received 10 mm rainfall.