The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Five-day warning for the state of Karnataka on Monday.
IMD report says that the state will likely witness heavy downpour in isolated coastal districts like Bidar, Kalaburgi as well as in the north interiors of Karnataka from Sept 15-19.
The forecast is due to the south-west monsoon that is active along the coastal Karnataka which will result in rainfall in almost all over the state including north and south interiors.
IMD has also issued a warning for the fishermen against venturing into the sea till Tuesday as the strong winds up to the speed of 45-55 KMpH will likely prevail along the Karnataka coast. The IMD warning has flagged yellow code warning for ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rain forecast in the Dakshini Kannada, Udupi, Uttar Kannada, Bidar, Northern interior Karnataka, and Kalaburi from Monday to Friday.
Meteorological centre in Bengaluru has also released a warning for areas like Bidar, Kalaburgi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir district in North Interior. While the 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.
IMD has also made a forecast of ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall over the coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Parts of Gujarat and Kerala in the next 4-5 days.
The rainfall is likely due to the well-marked low-pressure area over the west-central Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andhra coast. The low-pressure belt will likely move west and northwestward across Telangana in the next 2-3 days. The east end of the monsoon trough lying over western Rajasthan to the bay of Bengal will likely remain to the south until Thursday, Sept 17. On the other hand, offshore trough running from South of Gujarat to Northern Karnataka coast will persist along the western coast for the next 5 days.
These favourable conditions, IMD suspects will bring widespread and heavy rainfall to peninsular India. The Met. dept also added that there are no indications of monsoon withdrawal from north-west parts of the country yet.