Rain | Photo: G Sivaprasad | Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that widespread thundershowers is likely to occur in Kerala in the coming days as a result of cyclonic circulation in the Southern coast of Tamil Nadu.
Currently, a trough is seen from the cyclonic circulation above south coast of Tamil Nadu to the Karnataka coast in the middle east Arabian Sea. Due to this, thundershowers is likely to continue in the state till October 26. Heavy rainfall is likely in isolated places, the IMD informed.
According to the IMD prediction, Kerala is likely to receive more than normal rainfall for the next two weeks (from October 22 to November 4). In the first week (Oct 22-28), more rainfall will be experienced in places other than coastal regions of Kasaragod, Kannur, Malappuram, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts.
In the second week (Oct 28-Nov 4), more rainfall will occur in Wayanad and places other than hilly regions of Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Malappuram districts, the IMD informed. Earlier, it was predicted that southwest monsoon will withdraw from the state by October 26 and northeast monsoon will start on the same day.
Following the rain alert, red alert has been issued in Peechi, Kakki, Sholayar, Ponmudi, Peringalkuthu, Kundala, Kallarkutty and Lower Periyar dams. An Orange alert was sounded in Chimmini, Chulliyar, Malampuzha, Mangalam, Meengara, Mattuppetty and Idukki dams.