Heavy rains likely in Kodagu over weekend

(Image source: Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre)

MADIKERI: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rains have been forecast for the coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka including Kodagu over the weekend due to a low-pressure trough that is expected to form over Arabian Sea.

A low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression and move north-westwards to form into a cyclone, the bulletin from IMD said.

Four districts of Karnataka – Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu and Mysuru – received excess rainfall this year. Kodagu received the highest-ever daily rainfall when it recorded 300mm in a single day on August 17, 2018.

Neighbouring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu are also likely to receive heavy rain due to the low-pressure effect.

(with inputs from agencies)

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