The monsoon was supposed to set in, in Karnataka on June 11, but due to low pressure in the Arabian sea, Cyclone Vayu is now expected to hit the coast within 24 to 48 hours
Bengaluru: With Cyclone Vayu getting stronger, coastal areas in Karnataka and Kerala are likely to receive heavy rain.
The coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala are likely to receive heavy rain due to low pressure in the Arabian sea. There are chances of it developing into a cyclonic storm called Vayu in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Coastal areas in Karnataka and Kerala are likely to receive heavy rain during the next two to three days; 64.5 to 115 mm rainfall per day, which could exceed to 204 mm per day in certain places.
After 48 hours, the intensity of the rainfall is expected to reduce in Kerala, but is expected to continue in Karnataka.
North Karnataka is also likely to experience rainfall due to the effect of Vayu storm.
However, the cyclone is not likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Telangana. According to sources, the heat wave will continue in Telangana.
The monsoon was supposed to set in, in Karnataka on June 11, but due to likelihood of the cyclone, it will be delayed by five days, say reports from the IMD.
Seas are rough and officials have advised fishermen from Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra not to venture out to sea during this period.
Currently, coastal areas in Karnataka are facing severe drought, and people are left without drinking water due to delay of the southwest monsoon. Usually, the monsoon enters Kerala on June 1. However, this time the monsoon set in, eight days later than usual.
Last Updated 3:00 PM IST