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IMD predicts intense rainfall over Kerala, Karnataka

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intense rainfall activity over South Peninsular states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, during the next three days, and over Gujarat, East Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha from August 6.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in isolated places over south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mahe in the past few days. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and northeastern states also received heavy showers during the same duration.

“Fairly widespread/widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh during 04th-08th; Vidarbha and Saurashtra & Kutch during 06th-08th; Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Gujarat Region and Konkan & Goa during 04th-08th August,2022,” said IMD.

“Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on 05th; over Jharkhand 06th & 07th and Odisha during 05th-08th; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during 04th-08th; over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during 04th-06th and over Assam & Meghalaya on 04th-05th August, 2022,” the weather department added.

IMD has warned of extremely heavy rain across Karnataka especially over the South Interior region for the next three days. Bengaluru, the capital of the state has also been issued a yellow alert for two more days.

The Central Meteorological Department has predicted widespread rains in Kerala from August 4 to 8. IMD has issued an orange alert for several districts in the state.

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