Kerala weather live updates | The Cochin International Airport has suspended operations till 9 am tomorrow (Friday) and hill stations like Munnar and Kumily are cut-off due to landslides on the roads leading to them
Weather forecast: Presence of monsoon trough across Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam towards Nagaland is likely to cause widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during next 24 hours.
Over the last couple of weeks, water levels in the state's major reservoirs including the Idukki and Edamalayar dams went down significantly leading to alarm bells ringing in the corridors of the state electricity department.
The onset of monsoon over the Kerala coast marks the arrival of monsoon rains over the Indian mainland and signals the beginning of the four-month rainy season which brings over 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall.
The red alert has been issued in Thrissur district on June 10 and in Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on June 11. All four districts on these dates will experience 'isolated heavy to very heavy' rainfall as part of monsoon showers.
IMD also informed that is is 'very likely' that thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty winds will be witnessed at isolated places from June 1-June 3. The wind velocity is expected to increase further from June 4 onwards.
IMD has said heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh during the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.
Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.
The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala coast on Wednesday. Rain and thundershowers are likely to be expected for most places over the next four days over Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Kerala during the next four […]