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Chennai: Kerala is likely to receive 2,300 mm of rain for the third consecutive year, said Pradeep John, popularly known as the Tamil Nadu Weatherman.
However, Kerala could receive record rainfall in 150 year this September, the weather expert from Tamil Nadu said.
If the rains continue, Kerala will receive over 2,000 mm of rain in two or three days. There are 15 days remaining in the month and it is likely that Kerala will record a hat-trick of 2,300 mm rain, said Pradeep John. Kerala had received 2,517 mm of rain in 2018 and 2,310 mm of rain in 2019.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of severe rainfall in many districts in Kerala in the coming days. Yellow and Orange alerts have been issued in different districts based on the amount of rainfall expected.
Orange alerts have been issued in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts on September 14 and 15.
Yellow alerts have been issued in Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts on September 16 and in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts on September 17.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has instructed the public and authorities to take precautions as there are chances of flooding in low lying areas if the heavy rain continues.