Karnataka is likely to witness widespread rains in the coming two to three days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed today.
Speaking to ANI, Geeta Agnihotri, Head of Meteorological Department, Karnataka said, "For North Interior Karnataka, we are expecting widespread rains for the next two days followed by fairly widespread rains on Day 3. While on Day 4 and Day 5, we are expecting scattered rains."
"For South interior Karnataka, widespread rains expected for the next two days, followed by fairly widespread rains from day 3-5. Heavy to very heavy rain is expected in coastal Karnataka for day 1 (today); heavy to very heavy rain on May 19, followed by heavy rain on May 20," said Ms Agnihotri.
The IMD in a tweet today also confirmed the information.
It read, "Isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Kerala-Mahe, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka on 19th and over Tamil Nadu on 18th with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over Kerala-Mahe, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka on today, the 18th May."
The IMD on Monday declared the onset of monsoon over the Andaman Sea. This year, the early monsoon has been attributed to Cyclone Asani which brought in plenty of moisture over the region.
The IMD, in its daily bulletin on May 11, said that the Southwest monsoon winds are all set to strengthen over these regions in the coming days, and the islands will experience rainfall.
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