New depression formed in Bay of Bengal; heavy rains to lash Kerala
New Delhi: Rains in Kerala will intensify as a new depression was formed in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.
The depression formed in the north-east region of the Bay of Bengal. This is the 11th depression in the Bay of Bengal during the ongoing monsoon season.
The depression will intensify in the next 24 hours and is expected to move inland. Besides the depression, a low pressure vortex has appeared over Andhra Pradesh.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain in the next three days in Kerala.
“A low-pressure area is very likely over the northeast Bay of Bengal by Sunday. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rains are very likely over Kerala, Karnataka and Konkan and Goa during 19 -22 September," informed IMD in a press release.
Rain will intensify in North Kerala on Sunday. Observing this, red alert has been sounded in Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. Meanwhile, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts were placed under orange alert.
A team of National Disaster Response Force personnel were deployed in each district that was placed under red and orange alerts.