Mangaluru: As heavy Monsoon rains continue to lash various parts of the state, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a Red alert in 5 districts in Karnataka on Wednesday.
Red alert was declared in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, and Chikkamagaluru.
Various weather models of the Central Meteorological Department, National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts have predicted heavy rainfall in several districts.
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while an orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.
Meanwhile, red alert was declared in three districts of Kerala and Orange alert in 8 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
Red alert was declared in the districts of Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam for the day and Orange alert in the remaining districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargod, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 AM.
(With PTI inputs)