The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued an orange alert for all coastal districts of Karnataka and the Malnad region due to the possibility of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagaluru, Kotak and Shivamoga districts are expected to experience moderate to heavy rains along with gusty winds, officials said.
Officials said there may be temporary power outages in some areas, damage to roads, weak structures and uprooted trees.
It is reported that four people have died in the rains in the state so far.
In Bengaluru, weather forecasters have predicted cloudy skies with the possibility of light to moderate rain. Surface winds may be strong at times and gusty.
The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at 26 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile, most of the rivers originating in the Malanad region are overflowing.
Shankaracharya’s Sandhyavandana Mandapam at Sringeri Peetha in Chikkamagaluru was completely submerged after the Tunga river overflowed its banks.
The Netravati river, the lifeblood of coastal Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, is overflowing. The flow of water in Kaveri river has increased significantly.
Many dams and major lakes in the state are full. Low-lying areas are under water in rain-affected districts.
The district administration is on alert to deal with the emergency situation.
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