Bengaluru: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a five-day weather warning for Karnataka on Monday.

Based on the report by the IMD, heavy downpour is likely to occur in isolated places across the coastal districts, Bidar, Kalaburgi as well as districts of north interior Karnataka from September 15 to 19.

In its forecast for Monday, the IMD report said that the southwest monsoon was active over coastal Karnataka, resulting in rainfall at most places and south interior Karnataka and north interior Karnataka.

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Fishermen in all coastal areas had been warned against venturing into the sea for the next 24 hours until Tuesday, as strong winds with speed reaching 45-55 kilometres per hour were likely to prevail along the Karnataka coast.

The IMD report has given a ‘yellow’ code warning for ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rains forecast in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, north interior Karnataka, Bidar and Kalaburi from Monday to Friday.

Report from the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) also said that the state will experience ‘widespread light to moderate’ rains with isolated ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rains in north interior Karnataka on Monday and Tuesday.