The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for several districts in Karnataka, including Bengaluru, due to the forecast of heavy rainfall. The alert Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, and Chitradurga, among others.
The Met Office has predicted thunderstorms in Bengaluru until November 10, with daytime temperatures expected to hover around 29-30 degrees Celsius. This warning comes after Bengaluru experienced heavy rainfall on November 6, leading to flooding and traffic disruptions in the city.
The yellow alert is particularly significant as Bengaluru is scheduled to host a crucial World Cup match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on November 9. There are concerns that the rain could disrupt the match, which is critical for New Zealand as they aim to secure a semi-final spot with a high margin.
The IMD’s yellow alert is a cautionary announcement made to authorities and citizens to stay updated and prepared for possible adverse weather conditions. It does not indicate immediate danger but serves as a warning to be vigilant and ready for potential hazards.
The heavy rainfall and subsequent alert have raised concerns about the potential impact on the World Cup match. Cricket fans, players, and officials will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on the weather updates in the lead-up to the game.