Parts of Karnataka are expected to receive heavy rain on Friday and Saturday due to the formation of low-pressure in Arabian sea, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) prediction.
“Moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms with lightning will occur in many areas in coastal and interior parts of the state over the next 48 hours due to low pressure in the Arabian Sea,” according to a release by IMD here.
The weather office has alerted the state government of widespread rains in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada along the coast, besides Ballari, Bengaluru, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Mysuru, Ramanagar, Shivamogga, and Tumakuru.
The IMD has predicted that there is going to be heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Friday, heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Saturday, heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places on Sunday and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Monday.
“Rains during the next 2-3 days under the influence of the system will precede a depression that will intensify into a cyclonic storm by the weekend and move north-west towards Gujarat on the following days,” it said.
The department has also advised fishermen against venturing into the high sea due to rough conditions and heavy rainfall.
The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday advised the state’s fishermen to return to the shores from the high seas by Saturday, as the deep depression is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm ’Tauktae’ by Sunday due to favourable atmospheric conditions.