IMD warns Karnataka to witness extensive rainfall in coming 2-3 days

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday informed Karnataka is likely to witness widespread rainfalls in the coming two to three days.

Geeta Agnihotri, Head of Meteorological Department, Karnataka told ANI, “For North Interior Karnataka, we are expecting widespread rains for the next two days followed by fairly widespread rains on Day 3. While on Day 4 and Day 5, we are expecting scattered rains.”

And for South interior Karnataka, Ms Agnihotri said that widespread rains are expected for the next two days, followed by fairly widespread downpour from day 3-5. “Heavy to very heavy rain is expected in coastal Karnataka for day 1 (today); heavy to very heavy rain on May 19, followed by heavy rain on May 20,” she said.

Confirmed the information in a tweet, IMD said, “Isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Kerala-Mahe, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka on 19th and over Tamil Nadu on 18th with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over Kerala-Mahe, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka on today, the 18th May.”

The weather department on Tuesday has issued an orange alert in many parts of rural and urban Bengaluru predicting heavy rain for the next 4-5 days.

Two people have died in Bengaluru due to thunderstorms and heavy rains that have led to water-logging and power failure in several parts of the city.

The two people, killed in the rainfall worked as labourers in Ullal upanagara and they were stuck in the flooded pipeline work site.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of those who died and Rs 25,000 each to those whose houses have been affected.

The IT capital city received above 155 mm of rain, which started in the evening and intensified late last night, according to reports.

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