Heavy rains in Kerala: IMD sounds yellow alert in 12 districts

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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in Kerala till October 21. As per the alert, cyclonic circulation over west-central Bay of Bengal will bring heavy downpours in various parts of the country.

"A cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood around 18th October 2022. It would move west northwestwards towards west-central and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal becoming low-pressure area around 20th October 2022," reads the IMD release.

According to IMD, a trough runs from cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Kerala coast to the southwest Bay of Bengal and extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level.

In view of the heavy rains, IMD placed 12 districts under yellow alert on Tuesday.

Yellow alert in districts

18-10-2022: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad.

19-10-2022: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode.

20-10-2022: Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur.

21-10-2022: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki.

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