IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Kerala in next 5 days


Under the influence of cyclonic circulation formed in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall is expected in Kerala for the next five days said K Santhosh, Director (Thiruvananthapuram), India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Under the influence of cyclonic circulation formed in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall is expected in Kerala for the next five days, said K Santhosh, Director (Thiruvananthapuram), India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

There are chances of very heavy rain, up to 20 cm, in some districts, he said.

Santhosh said strong winds could be experienced along with rough sea. "Warning has been issued to fishermen not to venture into Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts for the next five days."

Earlier on October 9, the IMD issued an orange alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki in Kerala for three days early next week. The orange alert has been sounded for October 11, 12, 13. IMD also said isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over Kerala from October 11 to 13.

(ANI)

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