Moderate to heavy rainfall was witnessed in some parts of the coastal districts on Wednesday, March 16. While areas like Beltangady, Mundaje, and Dharmasthala received good rains in the early morning around 5 am, Navoor, Sarapady, Uli, and Mani in Bantwal taluk received slight drizzle. Moderate rains were also reported in Kabaka of Puttur, Subaramanya, Kalmakaru, Harihara Pallathadka, and Ainekidu. The weather forecast predicts that moderate rains will continue for the next two days in the twin districts.
In Udupi, the city areas witnessed slight drizzle for around five minutes, but as the day progressed, the weather turned harsh, and the simmering heat was felt throughout the day. According to reports, Mangaluru recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 24.6 degrees Celsius. The weather in the coastal districts is expected to remain unpredictable, and people are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecast to avoid any inconvenience.
During the rainfall, thunder and lightning were observed in Beltangady taluk. The trenches, which were previously dry due to the heat, now have water flowing in them due to the rain. Other areas such as Mundaje, Thotattadi, Nada, Laila, Ujire, Kalmanja, and Dharmasthala also experienced rainfall from 5 am to 9 am.