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As Karnataka unlocks partially, IMD predicts 'very heavy' rainfall for next 4 days; issues orange alert

Orange alert has been announced for the coastal districts of Karnataka till June 17 as the entire state is very likely to experience widespread rainfall.

As Karnataka unlocks partially, IMD predicts 'very heavy' rainfall for next 4 days; issues orange alert-dnm
Bengaluru, First Published Jun 14, 2021, 10:28 AM IST
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Bengaluru: An orange alert has been issued for all coastal districts of Karnataka as the state is likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next three days, as per an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) statement on Monday.

"The entire Karnataka state is very likely to experience widespread rainfall till June 17.  An orange alert (very heavy rainfall) has been put in place for coastal districts till June 17," CS Patil, Director, IMD Bengaluru said.

The Bengaluru IMD director said, "Bengaluru is very likely to experience light to moderate rainfall during the next two days."

Patil had earlier said that Karnataka is likely to experience an increase in rainfall from June 12 onwards. The coastal districts are likely to witness isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. An orange alert was issued for June 12 and 13 for these areas.

Bengaluru saw its wettest day in seven years on June 3 as the city station of the IMD recorded 52.44 mm rainfall. The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) with 49 rainfall recording stations across state capital Bengaluru observed that all five taluks of the city recorded rainfall in excess.

On Sunday, the IMD said, "Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over parts of Northwest India during next 3 days, over parts of East, Central and West India during next 3-4 days, over parts of Northeast India during next 5 days and over parts of south Peninsular India during next 4-5 days. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan and Goa on June 14 and 15 and over Coastal Karnataka and Madhya Maharashtra on June 15."

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