Southwest monsoon turn vigorous over coastal and hilly districts of Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jul 23 (UNI) Southwest monsoon turned vigorous over coastal and districts coming under Western ghats causing landslips, affected movement of traffic and several rivers witnessed huge inflows causing flooding.
Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district received the highest rainfall of 23 cms during the last 24 hours while temple town of Kollur in Udupi district also received torrential rains measured at 21 cms.
The other centres that received extremely heavy rainfall were Kumta 20, Shirali PTO 18, Kota, Udupi 17 each, Kundapur 16, Gersoppa 15, Mani, Ankola, Karwar 14 each, Mangaluru AP, Siddapura, Honavar 13 each, Mudubidre , Manki and Agumbe 12 each.
Weather office has issued red alert in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada saying that extremely heavy rains was possible during the 24 hours while Kodagu district will receive medium to heavy rainfall.
A weather report issued by IMD also said that squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph was likely along the coast. Sea condition will be rough to very heavy rough. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.
Strong winds from Southwesterly direction speed reaching 40-50 kmph likely to prevail over East central Arabian sea. High waves of more than 4 m is likely to prevail over East-central Arabian Sea.
High waves in the range of 3.0–3.8 meters are forecasted during today evening and night and the sea condition will remain rough tomorrow also along the coast of Karnataka from Mangalore to Karwar, the bulletin said.