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Cyclone 'Mekunu': Light to moderate rain likely in Coastal Karnataka


A day after heavy downpour in coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Tuesday, inundating low-lying areas and flooding roads, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear, the authorities are expecting the downpour to continue.

Rough sea near Andhra coast in next 48 hours

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy took stock of the situation at Dakshina Kannada, a statement from his office said. It further added that Kumaraswamy has directed the deputy commissioner to take assistance from the coast guard and take all necessary precautionary measures "to prevent loss of lives and mitigate the damages". BJP MP from Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel visited the water-logged area to assess the situation.

The Home Ministry said it has reviewed the situation in Managalore and is rushing additional teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist the local administration in handling rescue and relief operations.

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4:04 PM, 30 May
As per Skymet Weather, the wind speed is likely to pick up pace during the next 48 hours over the Andhra and Odisha Coasts. At the same time period, the sea conditions are expected to be rough. So we highly advised the fishermen to take precautionary measures while venturing around the harsh sea for at least the next 48 hours. Thereafter, the weather system is most likely to weaken.
3:48 PM, 30 May
The low pressure area which was over east central Bay of Bengal has strengthened into a well-marked low and can be seen over east central and adjoining Northeast Bay Of Bengal. This weather system is most likely to intensify into a depression and move in north-northeasterly direction towards the Myanmar Coast.
3:39 PM, 30 May
According to Skymet Weather, a private weather agency, there can be some relief post 24 hours as the affecting weather system would weaken. Thus, rains would also start reducing gradually in Coastal Karnataka.
3:25 PM, 30 May
According to IMD, Delhi and surrounding areas are likely to get respite from heat waves like conditions from Wednesday. However, an official said that monsoon rains are unlikely to arrive in Delhi before 20 June.
3:21 PM, 30 May
Record rainfall in the range of 340 mm received in parts of Mangaluru and Udupi district, normal rainfall in the month of May for Mangaluru is 168.6 mm.
3:14 PM, 30 May
Kodagu district has received 51.5mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. District administration has initiated a 24X7 helpline (08272-221077) to provide assistance to people affected by rain.
12:50 PM, 30 May
The revenue and disaster department of Karnataka said that due to poor network connectivity of BSNL in Udupi district, rescue and relief work was disrupted. Officials, however, said that the connectivity issue will be resolved at the earliest.

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