Weather Update: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rain for various parts of Karnataka on Wednesday. Issuing a statement, the IMD said that heavy rainfall will continue till August 8 in Coastal Karnataka, North Interior Karnataka and South Interior Karnataka. Also Read - 'Pubs Are Ruining Youngsters, Shut Them Down in All Districts', Demands Karnataka BJP Chief

The IMD today issued red alert for Coastal Karnataka, saying heavy to extremely very heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places in all districts of the state. Also Read - Bengaluru Riots: No Evidence to Suggest Violence Was Communal in Nature, Says Report by Fact-finding Committee

On Monday, the IMD had also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms for coastal Maharashtra, Goa and Coastal Karnataka. Also Read - Seeking Divine Intervention! Karnataka Health Minister Writes Letter to Goddess to Make Him Deputy CM

Apart from this, heavy rainfall was also expected for Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala.

The IMD had also said that widespread rain and thunderstorms are possible over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh, East Maharashtra, Telangana and interior Karnataka.