Kerala records 334 pc excess rainfall within a week, heavy rain likely from Monday


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala received excess rainfall of 334 percent from November 11 to 17. It is observed that the complex weather phenomenon due to climate change continues in the state.

36.8 mm rain was expected from November 11 to 17. But the state received 159.6 mm rainfall. As per the data from November 1 to 17, it is learnt that the state received 107 percent excess rainfall.

Amidst this, IMD has forecast heavy rain in isolated places for the next five days from Monday. In view of this, yellow alert has been sounded in five districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam on Monday.

IMD has sounded yellow alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has alerted to exercise caution equal to orange alert in hilly ranges.

A strong low-pressure area has formed in the Arabian sea. A deep depression is also formed near the Karnataka coast.

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