Heavy rain in Kerala has prompted the state to issue a yellow alert in ten districts.
Updates on the rain in Kerala: Thunderstorms with gusty winds were expected in many areas of Kerala over the next two days, according to the IMD.
On Friday, heavy rains caused flooding and traffic jams in several parts of Kerala. Following heavy rainfall on Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department issued yellow alerts in ten districts of the state, including Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kannur, and Kasaragod. A ‘yellow alert’ indicates heavy rains ranging from 6 to 11 cm.
Thunderstorms with gusty winds were expected in many areas of the state over the next two days, according to IMD sources. According to the weather service, “from the 28th to the 29th of September, Kerala received heavy to very heavy rainfall.” Cherthala has the highest height (15 cm), followed by Vadakkancherry (12 cm), Thycauttussery (12 cm), Alappuhza (11 cm), and Vaikom (11 cm). “Be informed, and stay safe!”
For the past few days, Kerala has been inundated with rain. Photos and videos shared on social media depicted the state’s constant rain.
Meanwhile, other parts of the country, including Goa, have been inundated with rain over the last 24 hours. “Heavy rain fell on the 28th and 29th of September!” Dabolim received 12 cm of rain, Margao 11 cm, Mormugao 10 cm, Ela and Panaji 8 cm each. Stay safe, everyone!” wrote the IMD on X.
Significant rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning are also expected in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands until September 30. Squally conditions are also expected to hit the islands, with wind speeds ranging from 45 to 55 km/h and gusts reaching up to 65 km/h.
Earlier, the weather service predicted that a low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal would bring rain to Gangetic West Bengal over the weekend. On Friday, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar issued a yellow alert for heavy rainfall in isolated areas of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, and Bhadrak districts.
The IMD noted that conditions were improving for the withdrawal of the Southwest Monsoon from some additional areas of Northwest and adjoining Westcentral India over the next two to three days.