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It is likely the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) will be providing the Kerala government with the requisite data.
Bureaucrats said the state government’s key weather-related decisions including the opening of dam shutters, evacuation of people, etc are guided based on the forecast of IMD among other things.
At the special Assembly on post-flood reconstruction on Thursday, the CM had blamed lousy weather forecasts for the floods.
The NDMA today said there will be no heavy rains in the flood-hit Kerala for the next four days, giving a ray of hope to the distraught people of the state.
Monsoon had weakened in the Southern part of India due to the lack of supportive weather systems.
Nearly 74 per cent of the country has received normal rainfall until now this season.
Earlier today, the IMD issued warning of thunderstorm accompanied with rain, dust storm, and gusty wind in parts of Uttar Pradesh today in the next few hours.
This will help to ascertain how much water will be absorbed into the ground and how much will be left behind after going into rivers, drains and other water bodies, which can lead to floods.
A Grade-F scientist with the IMD, Sahu was the longest serving Director at IMD’s Regional Meteorological Science Centre in Bhubaneswar.
They are old and poorly maintained; as rains close in, expect jams and drive slow to avoid slumping into potholes.
The onset of monsoon over the southern state marks the commencement of the four-month long rainy season in the country.
The IMD has warned fishermen again from venturing into the sea till May 30 owing to the presence of a strengthened low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.
Mekunu is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe one in subsequent 24 hours.
The State Disaster Management Authority has been advised to take precautionary measures and open control rooms in every taluks till May 29.
In Odisha, the weather office said, the exact date for arrival would depend on the low pressure which is likely to form over Arabian Sea off Kerala coast around May 25-26.