Bengaluru: Due to chances of depression in Arabian Sea, Karnataka is likely to receive heavy rain from October 6, said Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Committee Director Shrinivas Reddy.

Thus from October 6, coastal districts including Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, Malnad regions including Belagavi, Chikkamagaluru Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu and Hassan districts and south interior regions will experience downpour. Other places in the state will receive medium to heavy rainfall, he said.

However, the department has not got any information on the exact quantity of rainfall expected. However, warning has been sent to deputy commissioners of  coastal areas including Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

Accordingly, fishermen have been asked to stay away from the sea and not go fishing until further  notice.

Currently, some regions in Karnataka have experienced flood and other regions, drought. A report of the destruction and loss caused by floods has been estimated and the report has been prepared according to the parameters of NDRF. The state will also prepare a report on the places that have faced drought and will soon seek help from the Centre.