Extremely heavy rainfall threat unlikely in state
Thiruvananthapuram: The threat of extremely heavy rainfall in the state have subsided for now. Yellow alert was issued for Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts on Tuesday. There is a possibility of slight rainfall in other districts as well.
Meanwhile, IMD has predicted the possibility of atmospheric pressure taking shape in Bay of Bengal by August 13. However, it remains to be seen how this would affect the monsoon and how it will gather strength in the coming days.
It has been predicted that the nature of monsoon till August 20 is going to be very important for Kerala. Caution will have to be exercised in the state in the coming days. The Chief Minister said that the state will remain vigilant for a few more days even though danger posed by the situation in general has come down.
The State received more rainfall in the last 10 days than it should have in the entire month of August. 427 mm of rain was expected in the month of August. However, Kerala witnessed a rainfall of 476 mm between August 1 and August 10. The Chief Minister said that the state received extreme rainfall in August for the third year in a row.