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Meteorological Department: Heavy Rain In Kerala For The Next Four Days, Red Alert Issued In Idukki, Thrissur And Ernakulam

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Kuldeep Singh
Updated Mon, 15 Nov 2021 03:32 AM IST

Summary

Presently Kerala is facing heavy rainfall and rain related difficulties. The India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rains in the southern state of Kerala from Saturday to continue till Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a red alert was sounded in three districts – Idukki, Thrissur and Ernakulam.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rain alert for seven states and union territories for the next four days. Presently Kerala is facing heavy rainfall and rain related difficulties.

The India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rains in the southern state of Kerala from Saturday to continue till Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a red alert was sounded in three districts – Idukki, Thrissur and Ernakulam.

A shutter of 40 cm wide of Idukki dam has been opened to reduce the pressure of the overflowing reservoir at 2 pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Mullaperiyar dam is also likely to be opened as its water level continues to rise amid heavy rains in Kerala. According to the Meteorological Department, in view of heavy rains in Kerala due to westerly winds, the authorities and the people need to be very cautious.

According to the IMD bulletin, a low pressure area lies over central Arabian Sea, with its west-northwestward movement and well marked over North Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal till November 15. is expected to be.

The low pressure will continue to move in the same direction and intensify into a storm over west-central Bay of Bengal by November 17 and reach south Andhra Pradesh coast by November 18.

One cyclonic storm lies over South Karnataka and neighboring North Tamil Nadu, and the other lies over Southeast Arabian Sea. The IMD bulletin said that the circulation over the Arabian Sea is expected to continue for the next two days.

Apart from these, a new low pressure area is expected to form over east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra and Goa coasts around November 17, IMD said. Due to these conditions, heavy rains as well as inclement weather have been predicted in seven states and union territories.

IMD alerts in major states till November 18

  • According to the latest IMD bulletin, very heavy rainfall is likely over Kerala on November 15. On November 16, isolated heavy rain has been warned in the state.
  • Very heavy rain with light to moderate rain is very likely over South Coastal Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 15. A similar weather alert has been issued by the IMD over Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 17 and 18. Coastal Karnataka will receive heavy rains at isolated places on November 16.
  • Heavy rains are likely over Tamil Nadu between November 15 and 18 and over South Interior Karnataka till November 16.
  • Isolated heavy rains have also been predicted over Goa on November 15 and 16 and in Odisha on November 16 and 17.
  • Fishermen have been advised by the IMD not to venture into the Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on November 15. They should not venture in and out along and off Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and North Tamil Nadu coasts on 17th and 18th November.

Expansion

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rain alert for seven states and union territories for the next four days. Presently Kerala is facing heavy rainfall and rain related difficulties.

The India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rains in the southern state of Kerala from Saturday to continue till Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a red alert was sounded in three districts – Idukki, Thrissur and Ernakulam.

A shutter of 40 cm wide of Idukki dam has been opened to reduce the pressure of the overflowing reservoir at 2 pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Mullaperiyar dam is also likely to be opened as its water level continues to rise amid heavy rains in Kerala. According to the Meteorological Department, in view of heavy rains in Kerala due to westerly winds, the authorities and the people need to be very cautious.

According to the IMD bulletin, a low pressure area lies over central Arabian Sea, with its west-northwestward movement and well marked over North Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal till November 15. is expected to be.

The low pressure will continue to move in the same direction and intensify into a storm over west-central Bay of Bengal by November 17 and reach south Andhra Pradesh coast by November 18.

One cyclonic storm lies over South Karnataka and neighboring North Tamil Nadu, and the other lies over Southeast Arabian Sea. The IMD bulletin said that the circulation over the Arabian Sea is expected to continue for the next two days.

Apart from these, a new low pressure area is expected to form over east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra and Goa coasts around November 17, IMD said. Due to these conditions, heavy rains as well as inclement weather have been predicted in seven states and union territories.

IMD alerts in major states till November 18

  • According to the latest IMD bulletin, very heavy rainfall is likely over Kerala on November 15. On November 16, isolated heavy rain has been warned in the state.
  • Very heavy rain with light to moderate rain is very likely over South Coastal Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 15. A similar weather alert has been issued by the IMD over Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 17 and 18. Coastal Karnataka will receive heavy rains at isolated places on November 16.
  • Heavy rains are likely over Tamil Nadu between November 15 and 18 and over South Interior Karnataka till November 16.
  • Isolated heavy rains have also been predicted over Goa on November 15 and 16 and in Odisha on November 16 and 17.
  • Fishermen have been advised by the IMD not to venture into the Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on November 15. They should not venture in and out along and off Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and North Tamil Nadu coasts on 17th and 18th November.

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