IMD predicts soaring heat in Kerala, max temp to rise by 2-4 degree celsius

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Kozhikode: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted an increase in maximum temperature by 2-4 degree Celsius in Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts on Tuesday.

As per IMD data based on an experimental basis, the heat index recorded in certain parts of the state is around 46-55 degree celsius. At the same time, heat index also considers the amount of humidity in the air while measuring the maximum temperature in an area.

As per the findings, several areas are experiencing a humidity exceeding 60 per cent. Meanwhile, the heat index is predicted to remain the same until Friday (May 19). Kerala is likely to experience rainfall from May 20 onwards.

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