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Heavy Monsoon like rain continues to pound Kerala, Karnataka

May 31, 2016 11:14 PM |

Monsoon in KeralaAfter witnessing slight dip, Monsoon like rainfall in Kerala and Coastal Karnataka have once again picked up the pace during last 24 hours. Besides this, rain belt has also increased its spread across the region.

According to Skymet Weather, fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers lashed several parts of both the states along with Lakshadweep Islands. Few places have also recorded isolated heavy showers as well.

Almost all parts of the above-mentioned region have witnessed rains, while most of these stations have recorded double-digit rain.

In span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, Quilandy in Kozhikode recorded of 118 mm of rain. This was followed by Piravom in Ernakulam district at 82.2 mm, Vaikom in Kottayam district at 80 mm, Thodupuzha in Idukki district at 58.2 mm.

Moving further, we can see a cyclonic circulation prevailing over Lakshadweep Islands and adjoining areas which is even likely to become more marked.

With this, we expect rain activity to increase further both in terms of intensity and spread during the next few days.

Let’s take a look at the rainfall figures of the 14 stations recorded in millimeters between May 26 and May 31 across the region.

Table Kerala

These 14 stations play a major part in the onset of Southwest Monsoon. The rainfall criteria for Monsoon is only met when 2.5 mm of rain is recorded for two consecutive days in over 60 percent of 14 stations in states including Lakshadweep Islands, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

Apart from this, for the formal onset announcement of Monsoon along with the rain criteria, wind direction and cloud pattern criteria also need to be met.

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