Rainfall likely over parts of Coastal, South and North Interior Karnataka: IMD

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in all districts of coastal Karnataka on Saturday, a day after an orange alert was issued for the region. According to the Met department, rainfall is likely over parts of coastal Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka and North Interior Karnataka.

A yellow alert has been issued for the Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri and Koppal districts of the North Interior Karnataka sub-division. Heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over these districts, as per the IMD release.

In the South Interior Karnataka sub-division, the weather forecasting agency has issued a yellow alert for Bellary, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Chitradurga, Chikkamgaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Ramanagara and Shivamogga districts for Saturday. The alert will remain active on Sunday for Bellary, Chitradurga, Chikkamgaluru, Davanagere, Hassan and Shivamogga districts.

The Met department has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over these districts.

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Telangana is expected to witness light to moderate rainfall at isolated places over the weekend due to a low-pressure area built up over the southeast and adjoining Bay of Bengal. K Nagarathna of IMD Hyderabad told news agency ANI that heavy rain is likely to occur on Saturday at a few places including Nalgonda and Yadadri Bhongir.

Earlier this week, a heavy downpour causing flash floods wreaked havoc in three Rayalaseema districts and one south coastal district in Andhra Pradesh. The incessant rainfall left at least eight dead and many went missing in Kadapa district as the Indian Air Force, SDRF and Fire Services personnel rushed to rescue them.

In Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, nine people including four children died when a house collapsed Friday morning due to the heavy rains caused by a depression that crossed the coast of north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh between 3am and 4am on November 19.

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