Heavy rains to batter in Kerala till June 20

kerala | 17 June 2018 6:01 AM (UTC)
Sanjana Santhosh
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Kerala received an excess of 42.9 per cent rain within the past nine days. Usually, 317.3 mm rain is expected, but the state has received 450.84 mm rain within a short period. Many districts received excess rain in this monsoon.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that heavy rain will continue in Kerala till June 20.  IMD has also alerted the fishermen not to venture out into the sea in Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep coastal areas. It has been reported that the sea would turn unstable as strong winds will occur at a speed of 45 kilometres.

Kerala received an excess of 42.9 per cent rain within the past nine days. Usually, 317.3 mm rain is expected, but the state has received 450.84 mm rain within a short period. Many districts received excess rain in this monsoon. 

Several districts of Kerala have witnessed avalanches and waterlogging. Districts like Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Wayanad have seen landslides. The collector has issued notices to evacuate the residents from these areas if necessary. The northern districts are facing heavy rains which have destroyed the crops and infrastructure. 

Wayanad and Palakkad recorded higher rainfall than expected. While Wayanad received 114.79 per cent rain, Palakkad got 121 per cent rain. Meanwhile, Idukki and Malappuram received an excess of 84 per cent and 74 per cent rain respectively but Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kasargod districts recorded deficient rainfall compared to previous years.

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