Heavy rainfall warning for Kerala - The New Indian Express

Heavy rainfall warning for Kerala

Published: 14th November 2013 01:15 PM

Last Updated: 14th November 2013 01:16 PM

Heavy rainfall will occur across Kerala in the next 48 hours signaling the strengthening of the ongoing north-east monsoon, the Met Department said here on Wednesday.

“A depression which has formed over the Bay of Bengal is moving towards the Tamil Nadu coast causing the increased rainfall activity,” said  K Santosh, Director, Meteorological Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

Since the onset of the north-east monsoon season, the state has received only 32.5 cm of rain as against the expected level of 38.5 cm - a deficit of 16 per cent.

Except Kannur, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thrissur, all other districts have recorded a deficit, according to data from the Met Department. 

The highest north-east monsoon rainfall was recorded in Kannur (an excess of 17 per cent) while the lowest was in Alappuzha (a deficit of 39 per cent).

 “We can expect a revival of the north- east monsoon in the coming days with rainfall activity picking up,” Santosh said.

 

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