Heavy rains lashed across Karnataka district for the third consecutive day on Wednesday affecting normal life.
Owing to the heavy downpour, the state government has announced holidays for all schools and colleges in Udupi and Kodagu districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has today issued a red alert for these two districts.
According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, this monsoon surge has been activated due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation which is up to mid-tropospheric levels over Odisha and adjoining areas.
On Monday morning, the heaviest rainfall in the state was recorded in various observation stations of coastal Karnataka like Panambur (over 120 mm), Mangalore airport and Shirali (over 100 mm), Honnavar (over 50 mm) and Karwar (over 30 mm).
Heavy rains may trigger flash flood in many places in Karnataka in coming days.