IMD sounds 'heavy rainfall' in Kerala for next 5 days


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Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast strong rain in the next five days in the state. Meanwhile, IMD predicted a heavy downpour in isolated areas of the state during these days.

The low-pressure area formed in the Arabian sea near the Gujarat coast persisted as a strong low pressure near the Saurashtra-Kutch coast. IMD said that this low pressure, moving west, will likely strengthen and become an extremely low pressure in the next 24 hours.

At the same time, low pressure prevails over the Odisha coast and adjoining areas. IMD informed that the monsoon trough shifted to a southward direction has intensified and is likely to move northwards from July 17. Additionally, a low-pressure trough is prevailing from the Gujarat coast to Maharashtra. As a result, there is a possibility of widespread rain in Kerala for the next five days.

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