The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a red, orange and yellow alert for various parts of Karnataka, forecasting more torrential rainfall in the next 24 hours.
The IMD has issued a “red alert” for three districts of coastal Karnataka which include Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and Uttara Kannada, predicting “isolated- extremely heavy rainfall”.
The weather department also advised fishermen not to move out into the Arabian Sea, saying that stormy weather with wind speeds gusting to 55 kmph is likely to prevail over the Karnataka coast during the next 24 hours.
The IMD has also issued an “Yellow alert” for several districts of Karnataka, including Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Raichur, Bengaluru Rural, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Mysuru and Tumkuru districts, predicting “isolated- very heavy rains”.
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The weather department has put the Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu and Shivamogga districts of Karnataka under “Orange alert,” forecasting “isolated- heavy rains”.