Kerala May See More Floods and Land Slides Weather Reports

Published on: 06 Aug, 2013
Published under: Idukki District News, Kerala Weather News

6 August 2013

Threat of further landslips and floods looms over Kerala as meteorological conditions on Monday pointed to continued heavy downpour for at least two more days.

The 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Monday saw the State experience the heaviest downpour this monsoon. The State got an area-weighted rainfall of more than 8 cm during the day, rainfall charts of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) show. Idukki district, where a number of landslips occurred on Monday, received nearly 20 cm of rainfall.

The IMD recorded rainfall of 21 cm at Peerumede, 20 cm at Thodupuzha, 18 cm at Munnar, 22 cm at Idukki town, and 15 cm at Mylandumpara in the hill district during the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Monday. This is very heavy rainfall, shown in red by the IMD — dangerously heavy.

Sunday too was a wet day, with the district receiving an area-weighted rainfall of over 4 cm. Saturday too was no different, with the rainfall exceeding 10 cm in many places. Three days of consecutive heavy downpour in Idukki district, with the spell likely to continue, will require close watching.

A low pressure weather system had taken shape over the west-central Bay of Bengal on Sunday, and the cyclonic circulation associated with it kept siphoning the southwest monsoon flow across the subcontinent on Monday.


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