Depression in Bay of Bengal; Kerala to receive heavy rains


The depression is unlikely to turn into a typhoon but the condition is suitable for heavy rains.

Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that a depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal near the West Bengal coast. This could intensify in the coming days. Due to the depression and strong west-winds, Kerala is likely to receive heavy rains in the next five days. Isolated areas in the state could receive very heavy rains on Saturday.

Orange alert issued in central and north Kerala will continue. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued caution across the state.

The depression is unlikely to turn into a typhoon. However, west winds could reach as high as 7.6 metres from sea level. The condition is suitable for heavy rains, said K. Santhosh, director, IMD Thiruvananthapuram.

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services warned that the Kerala coast between Kasaragod and Pozhiyur could experience huge waves reaching upto 3.6 metres in height.

Orange alert in districts

August 5: Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

August 6: Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

August 7: Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

August 8: Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

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