IMD issued an Orange alert in the districts of Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod for today. It also issued an Orange alert in Kannur and Kasaragod for Thursday.
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rainfall.
Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions is likely to return to Delhi from May 13 to May 15, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a ‘yellow’ alert on Thursday.
Before Chennai residents could fully recover from the recent floods, another low pressure is likely to head towards north Tamil Nadu.
A yellow alert has been issued for the rest of the districts, except Kannur and Kasaragod.
Isolated heavy rain is likely over southern and coastal TN, Puducherry, and Karaikal areas from Sunday till next Tuesday, said the met department.
Yellow alert, with a forecast of isolated heavy rain, has been issued across the state on Monday except in Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
Between June 1, when the monsoon season starts, and September 15, the city normally gets 614.3 mm of rainfall.
The weather forecasting agency has also predicted strong winds in the national capital along with the rainfall.
An orange alert is issued as a warning for extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and drain closures and interruption of power supply.
The all-time highest rainfall was 184 mm on August 2, 1961, India Meteorological Department said.
The Defence Wing of Hyderabad on Wednesday, issued an ‘Orange Alert’ for the security situation in the city, from August 13 to August 17.
With the catchment areas of the dam receiving heavy rainfall over the past several days, the water level in the dam has been increasing considerably.
The rising water level in the Idukki dam (it was 2,394.36 feet on Sunday) has triggered fear among the people in the downstream areas.