Heavy Rains Expected Till Wednesday in the State

Published on: 09 Sep, 2013
Published under: Kerala Weather News

8 September 2013

The southwest monsoon, which had remained weak from the second week of August, has once again climbed to an active phase over the State. India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its bulletin on Sunday, said the State could expect heavy rainfall in isolated places for the next three days.

The numerical weather prediction models of the IMD suggested that the wet spell could extend into the Onam holidays scheduled to begin on September 14.

The State received widespread rainfall on Sunday, with Kudulu in Kasaragod district recording 6 cm of downpour during the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. Thiruvananthapuram, Chengannur, Piravom, Irikkur, and Hosdurg received 3 cm of rainfall each.

The State has received 25 per cent more rainfall than the long period average monsoon rainfall for the period from June 1 to September 8. Against a normal rainfall of 1,854.5 mm for the period, the actual rainfall received by the State came to 2,313.9 mm.

Source– http://www.thehindu.com

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