IndiaHeavy rains continue in the state, with an orange alert in seven...

Heavy rains continue in the state, with an orange alert in seven districts today


Highlight:

  • Yellow alert in seven districts
  • New low pressure may form tomorrow
  • Heavy rains in Central Kerala too

Thiruvananthapuram: Isolated heavy rains are expected in the state today and tomorrow. The warning was issued as the low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal was moving towards the Andhra coast. Today, an orange alert has been declared in seven districts of the state.

The orange alert was issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Kasaragod districts today. Yellow alert has been declared in other districts. Orange alert has been declared in Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod districts tomorrow. At the same time, alerts are likely to change in the event of a forecast of continued rains in the coming days.

Ernakulam and Thrissur districts received heavy rains on Sunday morning. Central Kerala has received heavy rainfall over the last few days. Heavy rains lashed the city of Thiruvananthapuram yesterday. Fishermen have been advised not to go to sea in bad weather.

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Kerala is currently experiencing low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. It also warned that the low pressure area could strengthen and enter the Andhra coast. In addition, heavy rains are likely in the coming days as the cyclone continues over the southeastern Arabian Sea and over northern Tamil Nadu.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in the Bay of Bengal near the Andaman Islands in the next 12 hours. The meteorological department has warned that it is likely to reach the Bay of Bengal and strengthen into a low pressure area by tomorrow. In this situation, the vigilance order will continue in South Kerala.

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Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram districts have been receiving heavy rains for the last few days. In Kanyakumari, the railway tracks have been flooded in many places. In this case, the train service was partially disrupted. Two trains were completely canceled and 10 trains were partially canceled. There were also reports of a landslide on the railway track at Irani near Nagercoil.

Thiruvananthapuram district has also been hit hard by recent rains. The Maruthur bridge at Neyyattinkara has been damaged. Vehicular traffic was also banned here. The district receives heavy rainfall over Vithura, Ponmudi, Nedumangad and Palode areas. The shutters of the Aruvikkara Dam have been raised by 400 cm. The Thiruvananthapuram district collector said that the rains will continue and caution should be exercised.

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