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Central, southern districts to receive heavy rain for next three days; Red alert in three districts on Sunday

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that Kerala is likely to receive heavy rainfall for the next few days. It said that central and southern districts in the state would receive extremely heavy rainfall for the next three days. The IMD has released an updated rainfall forecast for the next five days. Red, orange and yellow alerts have been announced in various districts.

Red Alert

18-05-2024: Pathanamthitta
19-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki
20-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki

Isolated places in these districts are likely to receive extreme rainfall. According to IMD, rainfall of more than 204.4 mm in 24 hours is considered extremely heavy rainfall.

Orange Alert

18-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode
19-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam
20-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam
21-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad
22-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki

According to the IMD, isolated places in these districts are likely to receive very heavy rainfall. Rainfall between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm in 24 hours is considered very heavy rainfall

Yellow Alert
18-05-2024 : Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod
19-05-2024 : Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad
20-05-2024 : Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad
21-05-2024 : Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod
22-05-2024 : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod

Isolated heavy rainfall has been predicted in these districts. Rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm in 24 hours is considered heavy rainfall.

The IMD has informed that extremely heavy rains will create dangers and heavy rains are expected in a short period of time. It can cause flash floods. Waterlogging is likely to be formed in urban areas and low-lying areas. Continued rainfall may trigger landslides in hilly areas. Public and government systems have been advised to remain extremely alert.

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