Heavy rains likely to lash Kerala for 5 more days
Thiruvananthapuram: The meteorological department has alerted that heavy rain is likely to continue for the next 5 days in the state. In view of this, a yellow alert has been issued in various districts till September 9. The IMD has forecast 25 percent of the areas in these districts will receive heavy rainfall.
“A low pressure formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has resulted in the heavy rains lashing the state,” reported IMD.
The Kerala Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has alerted the public to stay vigilant.
On Thursday, heavy rainfall was reported across the state. Ottappalam in Palakkad recorded highest rainfall by receiving above 15 cm rainfall. At the same time, 10 cm rainfall was recorded in Perinthalmanna in Malappuram and Mananthavady in Wayanad.
Southwest monsoon is surplus in the state as heavy rainfall is continuing for a longer period. So far, 11 percent excessive rainfall has been reported in the state.
In this monsoon season, excessive rainfall of 39.88 percent was recorded in Palakkad as highest in the state. Meanwhile, Kozhikode received excessive rainfall of 36.87 percent and Malappuram recorded 21.71 percent. At the same time, compared to last years, Idukki recorded low rainfall of 13.13 percent.