The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a yellow alert for (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm) for Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada predicting heavy rainfall till Wednesday.
On Thursday and Friday, an orange alert predicting very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm to 204.4 mm) has been issued for Coastal Karnataka
The MeT department issued a yellow alert for Belagavi, Dharwad, Kalaburagi and Bagalkote on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. “Yellow alert has been issued for Kodagu, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru for four days from Tuesday,” Prasad said.
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About Indian Meteorological Department : The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is the national weather forecasting agency in India. It is responsible for providing accurate and timely weather forecasts, warnings, and advisories for different regions of the country. The IMD plays a crucial role in monitoring weather patterns, studying climate trends, and issuing weather forecasts for agriculture, aviation, disaster management, and other sectors.
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The IMD uses a network of weather stations, satellites, and radars to gather data on temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, and other meteorological parameters. This data is then analyzed and used to generate weather forecasts and warnings. The IMD also conducts research and development activities to enhance its forecasting capabilities and improve the accuracy of weather predictions.
The weather forecasts provided by the IMD help individuals, businesses, and government agencies make informed decisions related to agriculture, transportation, disaster preparedness, and other sectors. The department also issues warnings for severe weather events such as cyclones, heavy rainfall, heatwaves, and cold waves to ensure public safety and minimize the impact of such events.
Overall, the Indian Meteorological Department plays a critical role in providing weather information and forecasts to support various sectors and help the nation effectively manage its response to changing weather conditions.