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Karnataka: IMD issues orange alert in coastal, Malnad districts

The IMD has declared orange alert for the coastal districts for five days, starting August 3. With the wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph, the IMD has warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea.

Karnataka IMD issues orange alert in coastal, Malnad districts
Kodagu, First Published Aug 3, 2020, 11:45 AM IST
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Kodagu: After a brief lull, the monsoon revived as the state received widespread showers on Sunday. Kodagu and parts of north Karnataka experienced heavy showers while old Mysuru region, Malnad and coastal districts witnessed a few sporadic spells of moderate rain.

The southwest monsoon is set to intensify in the Malnad and coastal regions of Karnataka, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD issued an orange alert for coastal districts till August 7 and for Malnad districts on August 6 and 7, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the region.

“Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast for the coastal Karnataka region and adjoining ghat districts of South Interior Karnataka for the coming week,” IMD Bengaluru Director C S Patil said.

“During the period, all parts of the state will receive widespread to fairly widespread rainfall, “he added.

The weather department has declared yellow alert for Monday in eight north interior districts and three Malnad districts.

Kodagu district recorded heavy showers throughout the day on Sunday. The water level at Triveni Sangam in Bhagamandala has gone up drastically following the downpour in Talacauvery. Harangi reservoir is seeing good inflows owing to copious rains in its catchment. Madikeri, Siddapur, Chetnalli, Ponnampete, Srimangala, Sampaje and Shantalli have experienced good rains on Sunday.

The district had received below par rain in July. With monsoon picking up momentum at the start of August, the farming activities in the region have intensified. The district is likely to receive heavy rainfall till August 7.

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