Kerala rains to continue with increased intensity

December 23, 2018 12:21 PM |

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On account of good spell of rain and thundershower activities during the month of October, at present, Kerala is the only state in entire southern peninsula to have recorded near normal rains. In fact, Kerala is rain deficient by only 6% and has received 448.3 mm of rains against its normal of 475.6 mm.

During the last 24 hours, mainly dry weather prevailed over most parts of the state. However, in wake of the trough extending from Equatorial Ocean to Tamil Nadu Coast, isolated pockets of South Kerala received light rainfall activity. In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Saturday, Thiruvananthapuram recorded 0.4 mm of rain.

Presently, the trough of low continues to extend from Equatorial Ocean to Southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu Coast. This system is further likely to move in west/northwest direction.

Due to the approaching system, rain and thundershower activities are expected to increase during next few days over the state. In fact, both maximum and minimum temperatures will also decrease.

Places such as Kottayam, Kochi, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram are likely to receive light to moderate rain and thundershower activity.

Furthermore, these weather activities are expected to continue over the entire state of Kerala during the next two to three days.

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