Well-marked low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal may cause more rain in Kerala


Heavy downpour in Kerala | AP file photo

Thiruvananthapuram: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday forecasted more rains in Kerala till August 11 in wake of a well-marked low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal. On the other hand, an offshore trough has been formed over the stretch between southern Maharashtra and northern Kerala. Similarly, a cyclonic circulation is laying over the east-central Arabian Sea. All these factors make the state prone to more rain.

The state can expect isolated heavy rains with lightning, IMD’s forecast said. The downpour in a day (24-hour stretch) will be likely between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm.

Yellow alerts in the districts are as follows:

  • August 8: Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur. Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
  • August 9: Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
  • August 10: Thrissur. Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
  • August 11: Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

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