Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Uttara Kannada, coastal districts on high alert

Source: S O News/ENS | Published on 4th June 2020, 2:12 PM | Coastal News |

KARWAR: With Cyclone Nisarga hitting the Uttara Kannada coast on Tuesday, the towns of Karwar, Ankola, Kumta and Honnavar received heavy rainfall. Gusty winds tore through the coastal towns, as the sea too turned violent with rough waves smashing the shore. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an alert, predicting thundershowers and heavy rainfall over north interior Karnataka, coastal Dakshina Kannada and Udupi over the next three days. The alert was issued with the advancement of Nisarga from east-central Arabian Sea to north Maharashtra, and adjoining south Gujarat coast.

According to CS Patil, director in-charge, IMD, Bengaluru“Though it does not cover Karnataka, the range of cyclonic winds is very big and reaches north interior Karnataka also so an alert has been called out,” CS Patil explained that  the weather department has forecast a severe cyclonic storm and then a depression , he said formation of systems is a common factor before the onset of the monsoon and they help in its advancement. “Cyclone Nisarga is helping in the quick advancement of the southwest monsoon to Karnataka, and the monsoon is likely to arrive before the scheduled date as conditions are favourable, he added.

Due to the cyclone and pre-monsoon showers, coastal Karnataka has been experiencing good rainfall.  Beaches in the district, too, wore a deserted look as people stayed indoors. Farmers who had started pre-monsoon activities were happy with the rainfall.

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