Bengaluru:The weatherman has predicted heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala coastal belts due to depression in the Bay of Bengal right up to Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. As a result, heavy rains will lash out in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone effect will also impact neighbouring Karnataka which will also witness heavy rains.

According to Sunder Metri, director, Indian Meteorological Department, south-interior Karnataka from Shivamogga to Kolar, and from Chamarajanagar to Tumakuru, may expect isolated but heavy rainfall.

"On the day when Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh will be hit by Cyclone Fani, 13 districts of Karnataka including Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan, Chitradurga and Tumakuru, can expect rainfall. The heavy rainfall will, however, be isolated," said Metri.

Taking its cue from the IMD, and also since its time that the organisation prepared for the monsoon, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has begun stormwater drain repair work. Commissioner Manjunath Prasad has already issued a directive to its zonal commissioners for speeding up its projects to minimise inconvenience to the public.

The BBMP have begun work to minimise the chances of falling of streetlights and trees, water logging, which are the usual issues that crop up during the monsoon in Bengaluru which becomes a mess during the monsoon season.