The Meteorological Department in Bengaluru on Monday issued a heavy rainfall and thunderstorm alert for parts of south and coastal Karnataka. According to the IMD forecast, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Kodagu, Hassan, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and Chamarajanagar districts of south interior Karnataka and all the three districts of coastal Karnataka— Udupi, Dakshina and Uttara Kannada.
Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka. The south interior region comprises Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Chamaraja Nagar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Mysuru, Ramanagara, Shivamogga and Tumakuru.
Following three days of isolated rainfall, the two regions are expected to experience dry weather on Friday and Saturday, an IMD official said.
However, north interior Karnataka, comprising 11 districts, has been forecast to receive scattered rainfall on Monday, to be followed by isolated downpours and dry weather on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In Bengaluru, Monday and Tuesday have been forecast to be generally cloudy with a few spells of rain, accompanied by fog and mist in the morning.
The city is expected to record a minimum temperature of 19.9 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 23.3 degrees Celsius on Monday, with an expected rainfall of 6.9 mm, a Met official said.
On Sunday, no rainfall was recorded in coastal Karnataka while 0.2 mm of downpour was registered in Koppal district in north interior Karnataka.
Except for Mysuru in south interior Karnataka, all other districts received rainfall on Sunday. Kolar recorded the highest rainfall at 9.6 mm. However, no station in the state received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Bengaluru registered 5.5 mm rainfall on Sunday.
(with IANS inputs)