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ALERT | Heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kerala on October 4, 5 and 6: IMD

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 04 Oct 2018, 08:19:27 AM
 'Heavy to very heavy rainfall' in Kerala on October 4, 5 and 6: IMD ( File Photo)

New Delhi:

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of 'heavy to very heavy rainfall’ in isolated places of Kerala on October 4, 5 and 6. The depression off the Sri Lankan coast may turn into a low-intensity cyclone, IMD said in its all-India weather warning bulletin released on Wednesday. The three districts - Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad - located on the northern and central part of the state are more likely to be hit by the rainfall.

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IMD has issued a warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian sea close to Sri Lankan coast. This is likely to develop into a cyclonic storm and a warning has been issued on the same. The predicted trajectory will be along the coast of Lakshadweep: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

"Disaster Management Authority has met to assess the situation. We've sought support from central agencies and asked for five companies of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)," Mr Vijayan said. 

In view of this upcoming calamity, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan advised fishermen to reach safer coast by October 5. Red alert has been issued in parts of Kerala with the Disaster Management Authority trying to assess the situation. Weathermen also asked tourists not to travel to hilly regions, especially to Munnar to get a view of the Neelakurinji.

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Early in August, Kerala witnessed incessant rain and worst floods in a century. The deadly monsoon rains savaged the southern state of India, leaving over 370 people dead and thousands return to damaged homes and properties with nothing to hold on to.

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First Published : 04 Oct 2018, 08:14:41 AM