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IMD Issues ‘Orange Alert’ For Kerala

IMD has predicted isolated heavy rainfall in Kerala for the next few days due to the prevailing weather conditions over the southern part of the country.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert in three districts of Kerala.

IMD has predicted isolated heavy rainfall in Kerala for the next few days due to the prevailing weather conditions over the southern part of the country.

The IMD issued orange alerts for Sunday in three districts--Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Malappuram.

An IMD forecast said that a cyclonic circulation lay over south Tamil Nadu and neighbouring areas which was likely to move west-north westwards towards southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea during the next three days, PTI report mentioned.

Under the influence of the strong lower level easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal due to the above systems, widespread light to moderate rainfall was very likely over south peninsular India during the next seven days, it said.

It also said that isolated heavy rainfall was very likely over Kerala between November 5 and 8 and isolated very heavy rainfall also very likely in the southern state on Sunday.

Earlier, the MeT office had issued yellow alerts in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki.

An orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain and a yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm. 

The IMD also predicted thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall and gusty winds at one or two places in the Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts of Kerala during the day.

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