Kerala to receive heavy rainfall today; IMD issues yellow alert in two districts; Check details
As per the IMD's notification, Kerala is likely to receive heavy rain in isolated places on Sunday (Sep 3). After the driest August, monsoon is returning to Kerala as a result of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal.
Thiruvananthapuram: After the "driest" August in recent times, the southwest monsoon has started to move into Kerala as a result of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal. The state is likely to receive heavy rain in isolated places on Sunday (Sep 3). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a yellow alert in three districts today including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Alappuzha. The rain is also expected to intensify in the next three days.
The maximum rainfall was recorded in Ranni, Pathanamthitta, with 13 cm, followed by Peerumedu, Idukki, with 11 cm, in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. A statement from the IMD on Saturday (Sep 2) stated that most parts of the state are anticipated to have rain or thundershowers until September 8, with certain districts perhaps experiencing severe rainfall.
September 2: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki
September 3: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha
September 4: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta
September 5: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta
September 6: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur
September 4,5: Alappuzha
September 6: Idukki
Over the North Bay of Bengal, a cyclonic circulation is predicted to develop around Sunday. It will likely have an impact on the formation of a low pressure region over the next 48 hours. Additionally, cyclonic circulations continue across the Comorin region and the northern interior of Tamil Nadu. For the next five days, the State is projected to have sporadic heavy showers, especially in south and central Kerala, due to the combined effects of the weather systems and a trough that extends from interior Karnataka to the Comorin region.