Light to moderate rain in Karnataka for next three days: IMD
By Akram Mohammed | Express News Service | Published: 20th June 2017 05:44 AM |
BENGALURU: The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast light to moderate showers for the next three days before monsoon picks up pace. Speaking to Express, SSM Gavaskar, scientist at Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell, also said a large part of the state will receive only scattered showers over the next three to four days.
“Intensity of monsoon has clearly reduced over the past week or so. South West monsoon has been subdued. Monsoon has a pulse, where intensity of rainfall ebbs and swells. Currently, we are experiencing the ebb,” he said.
Gavaskar added that despite the concerns there was still time for monsoon to pick up.
“Thanks to good pre-monsoon showers, sowing has not been affected in many parts. However, due to reduced showers, districts such as Chitradurga, Haveri, Tumakuru and Ballari are facing some issues. They require rains for sowing to pick up,” he added.
Districts with 40% less rain
Kodagu, B’luru Urban, B’luru Rural, Ramanagaram, Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Mandya, Haveri, Dharwad