There is no time to stop rain in Karnataka on Tuesday, with weather agencies predicting more rain for the rest of the week, especially in coastal regions. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast in its daily bulletin, thunderstorms in most of the coastal areas of the southern state, and in the Inland Southern Karnataka (SIK) and Inland areas. Northern Karnataka (NIK) until at least Friday.
The ministry on Tuesday also issued a “heavy rain” and thunderstorm warning across the state for the next few days, and issued a “yellow” warning for Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.
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The Karnataka State Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC) on Tuesday said the Mangaluru and Madikeri taluks in Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts had the heaviest rainfall in the past 24 hours, respectively. The KSNDMC said the average minimum and maximum temperature in the state on Tuesday was 19.9 degrees Celsius, recorded in Hassan district, and 35.6 degrees Celsius, recorded in Yadgir district.
In an analysis from July 1 to July 11, the center said 13 districts in Karnataka had “excess” or “major excess” rainfall, while 12 had “normal” rainfall. Five districts, namely Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kolar, Mandya and Kodagu, continue to suffer from “deficits”.
Bengaluru will have rain until Friday
Bengaluru woke up to heavy fog on Wednesday morning, following light to moderate rain the previous evening for several hours. The capital Karnataka is expected to see a few more days of light to moderate rain and cloudy skies. The IMD said surface winds can also be strong at times, and the city will have maximum and minimum temperatures of around 26 and 21 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Bengaluru police also issued guidelines for people to travel safely in the pouring rain.
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Police shared “Road safety tips to prevent ‘monsoon risks'” on Twitter, listing the factors below:
- Improve visibility: Replace worn wiper blades
- Beat the Fog: Test your ac system
- Slip treatment: Replace worn tires
- Sign of safety: Use turn signals and obey lane discipline
- Distance Matters: Maintain a safe driving distance and obey traffic rules
“Go home safely, no matter the weather. #bettersafethansorry,” the ministry tweeted.