Parts of South India likely to receive heavy rainfall for next 4 days : IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): Heavy rainfall is likely to lash parts of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the next few days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The Met Department said that under the influence of strengthening of the north-south trough along the east coast, rainfall intensity over peninsular India is very likely to increase from September 1.

“South Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are very likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy falls on September 2 and 3, 2020”, the IMD said.

Moreover, the IMD stated that Karnataka coastal districts very likely to receive fairly widespread rainfall on August 31 and September 1.

The coastal regions of Karnataka will experience widespread rainfall on September 2, 3 and 4 while south Interior Karnataka is likely to experience fairly widespread rainfall today, said C S Patil, Director, IMD Bengaluru.

Last week, rains resumed in many parts of Karnataka after a brief respite. The torrential rains caused flood-like situation in several areas, especially in the northern belt.

In addition to this, several parts in the border district of Belagavi were submerged, with increasing inflow into rivers like Krishna, Ghataprabha and Malaprabha.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has also placed a yellow watch in Kerala throughout this week, which instructs residents to be aware of the rough weather conditions.

The state is likely to witness heavy rains of more than 70 mm per day, along with thunderstorms till September 3.

-RJV