IMD forecasts heavy rains over Karnataka till September 9
Bengaluru, September 4, 2022
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderous rainfall till September 9 across Karnataka. Heavy rains are predicted in Bengaluru, three districts of coastal Karnataka and hilly regions of the state from Sunday.
Yellow alert has been issued to Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagalur districts. Incessant rains have continued in the state for a month.
Fishermen have been told not to venture into the sea as dangerous speedy winds are predicted. The rains are expected to pound north Karnataka districts of Bidar, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri and Davanagere for the next 4 days.
Heavy rains are predicted on Monday in Bengaluru city. The capital city has been facing the fury and many of the regions especially those in IT corridors have been affected.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is visiting the flood-hit localities and directing officials to respond to the affected local residents. Mahadevapura, Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road stretches of roads are inundated, affecting the movement of software professionals.
Companies have written to the government and conveyed their displeasure over crumbling infrastructure due to heavy rains. Thousands of houses have been inundated across Bengaluru and authorities have taken up an operation to clear encroachments on storm water drains amid incessant rains.
Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNDMC) has also warned of heavy rainfall.