MANGALORE: Many parts of the twin districts of DakshinaKannada and Udupi on Thursday received good rains.
Indian Meteorological Department statement said that conditions were becoming favourable for onset of South-West Monsoon over Kerala during next three days. Also conditions continue to remain favourable for further advance of South-West Monsoon into some parts of South Arabian Sea, Maldives-Comorin areas and some more parts of Bay of Bengal during next 24-48 hours. The system would move in West-Northwesterly direction and weaken gradually into a low pressure area during next 24 hours, added the statement.
In Dakshina Kannada, Naravi gram Panchayat, Belthangady taluk, Padangadi gram Panchayat, Dharmasthala and Kokkada hobli received high intensity rainfall of 50 mm to 75 mm for about half an hour in the evening.
In Udupi, incessant rain was witnessed in and around the temple town and Manipal areas in the early morning from 4am to 8.30am. Cloudy weather prevailed throughout the day. Udupi received 62 mm rain, Kundapur received 17.2 mm and Karkala 0.4 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours ending on Thursday morning at 8.30am, according to the control room at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. No damage has been reported due to the rain.
Special task force has been formed to combat any possible natural calamities in the city municipal council limits. The taskforce will operate round the clock. They can be contacted at 0820-2593366/ 2520306.