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Orange alert in Dakshina Kannada; heavy rains likely

Orange alert in Dakshina Kannada; heavy rains likely

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, September 1, 2019: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has informed that an Orange Alert has been announced in the district for the next four days in the wake of weather reports of heavy rains in the coast in the coming days.

Several areas of the coast have been experiencing good rainfall since the past few days after a short break.


In fact, Honavar recorded extremely heavy rains to the tune of 121.5 mm in span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday. This was followed by Karwar that too saw heavy rains of 69 mm.

These ongoing rains are on account of a cyclonic circulation over Northeast Arabian Sea. Along with this, a convergence zone has also formed over the region. With both the systems, weather conditions would remain conducive for more rains Monsoon rains over the state.

Monsoon 2019 has entered into its last phase of September. So far, Coastal Karnataka has been experiencing normal Monsoon, with rains on the excess side by 13%. Form June 1 to August 31, Coastal Karnataka has recorded 3159.6 mm of rains against the normal of 2789.3 mm.

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