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Torrential Rain Likely to Continue in Northern Dists

Published: 07th August 2014 08:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2014 08:49 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the monsoon trough still persisting over the Kerala-Karnataka coast, the northern districts of Kerala are likely to receive heavy rainfall till Thursday morning, the Met Department has said.

However, the overall monsoon rainfall over Kerala may see a decrease in the coming days as the depression formed over north Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh on August 5 is likely to turn into a “well-marked low pressure,” Met officials said.  North Kerala continued to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday with Cheruthazham in Kannur recording rainfall of 14 cm followed by Taliparamba and Irikkur - both in Kannur district - at 11 cm.  “Heavy rainfall will occur at isolated places in Kerala till the morning of August 7,” the IMD daily weather bulletin said.

PUSH TO TOTAL RAINFALL

Heavy downpours lashing the state since the beginning of this month has pushed the state’s total rainfall close to expected levels.

As against the seasonal rainfall of 147.6 cm expected till date, the state received 143.7 cm of rain, with an overall deficit of only three per cent.  Monsoon rainfall was deficient only in four districts -  Kasaragod, Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram - while the remaining 10 districts recorded normal rainfall till date. However, no district has recorded excess rainfall.

In news which will bring cheer, Idukki district, where the state’s major hydel projects are located received 13 per cent excess rainfall. However, monsoon rainfall was 40 per cent deficient in Thiruvananthapuram district.

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