BENGALURU: Northeast monsoon rains commenced in different parts of South India, including Karnataka on Friday.
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), south interior Karnataka and coastal Karnataka are expected to receive rainfall in the next three days.
Southwest monsoon, which pounded south interior Karnataka for two months - August and September - withdrew from the State and the whole peninsula on October 25. Earlier forecasts by IMD had indicated that northeast monsoons would set in on either October 26 or 27.
Speaking to Express, SSM Gavaskar, scientist at Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell (KSNDMC) said that isolated to scattered showers are forecast across south interior Karnataka for the next three days. However, the rainfall will be isolated in the northern part of the State.
Along the coasts, thunderstorm accompanied by moderate to fairly widespread showers are forecast, he added.
During the northwest monsoon season, the State receives an average of 188 mm rainfall.