Heavy rainfall continous in various parts of Kerala, causing disruption to daily activities. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in three districts—Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, and Ernakulam—predicting heavy rainfall ranging between 6 cm and 11 cm
Heavy rainfall continous in various parts of Kerala, causing disruption to daily activities. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in three districts—Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, and Ernakulam—predicting heavy rainfall ranging between 6 cm and 11 cm.
The IMD forecasts indicate the rains are likely to continue until October 5 this week.
Over the past three to four days, Kerala has experienced widespread rainfall, resulting in incidents of uprooted trees, waterlogging, and compound wall collapses in various locations. No significant casualties have been reported across the state so far.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) reported that in the last 24 hours, the most affected areas included Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Kozhikode districts. To address the situation, two camps were set up in both Alappuzha and Kottayam districts.
During this period, 26 individuals were impacted by various rain-related incidents, as stated by SDMA.
The heavy downpour had previously submerged vast acres of paddy fields in Edathua, a small village in the Kuttanad region of Alappuzha district.
The Disaster Management Authority has issued a caution to residents living in elevated areas, urging them to remain extra vigilant due to the persistent heavy rainfall.
Meanwhile on Saturday, the IMD stated that most parts of India are likely to record normal to above-normal maximum and above-normal minimum temperatures in October.
It said the northeast monsoon, which brings rainfall to five meteorological sub-divisions of south peninsular India - Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Kerala and south interior Karnataka - in the October to December period is most likely to be normal. This means, the region may receive 88 per cent to 112 per cent of the long-period average of 334.13 mm of rainfall.
The Met office said normal to above-normal maximum temperatures are likely over most parts of India in October.
(with inputs from PTI)