STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Forecast brings hope to rain-battered Kerala

Met Department chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said from Sunday onwards, there would be no ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ (above 204.4 mm in 24 hours) over any parts of the state.

Published: 11th August 2019 05:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2019 05:32 AM   |  A+A-

Roads filled with flood water after heavy rains at Parammal in Kozhikode, Kerala on 10 August 2019. (Photo | Manu R Mavelil, EPS)

Roads filled with flood water after heavy rains at Parammal in Kozhikode, Kerala on 10 August 2019. (Photo | Manu R Mavelil, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Met Department prediction that the intensity of rain would decrease from Sunday has come as a relief to the state which has been bearing the brunt of incessant rain for the past few days. 

Kerala floods: Death toll crosses 50; 1.65 lakh shifted to relief camps

In a special bulletin, the weatherman said a fresh low-pressure area was likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood around August 12. However, it is not expected to increase the intensity of rain over Kerala significantly, except in isolated pockets and ghat regions.

Met Department chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said from Sunday onwards, there would be no ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ (above 204.4 mm in 24 hours) over any parts of the state.

This decrease in intensity of rainfall is slated to continue till August 12, he said. Rainfall intensity is slated to increase, with ‘heavy’ (64.5 mm - 115.5 mm in 24 hours) to ‘very heavy’ (115.6 to 204.4 mm in 24 hours) rainfall at isolated places over central Kerala on August 13 and southern parts of the state on August 14. From August 15, rain intensity will decrease for the subsequent three to five days, he said.     

More from Kerala.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp