Bengaluru: In its forecast, IMD said coastal and south interior Karnataka is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall today. The Met department also informed that light to moderate rain is likely at many places including Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. However, heavy rain may provide relief on Monday.
A warning has also been issued to fishermen not to enter the East Central Arabian Sea in view of the same rainfall. Because IMD has predicted a worsening situation at sea. An order was issued on Friday to shut down schools in Bengaluru due to the highest rainfall. Bengaluru Urban Commissioner J Manjunath has declared a holiday for children up to class 10 as well as Anganwadi.
The State Education Department has directed district administrations across the state to fix holidays for schools and colleges based on local weather conditions. The southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and adjoining areas are witnessing flood havoc and deaths due to maximum rainfall. I