Highest rainfall in Kerala. The year 2021 has passed us by. Apart from the COVID-19 epidemic that erupted in early 2020, Keralites will recall the year for its exceptionally severe rains. According to meteorological forecasters, the state had its wettest year in 60 years last year. According to the India Meteorological Department, Kerala also had the largest ever north-east rainfall on record.
The districts of Pathanamthitta and Kottayam received the most rain last year. In 2021, the southern coastal state experienced 3,610mm of rain, and this is the most rain that has been recorded in 60 years. According to Met statistics, this is also the sixth-highest precipitation within the last 120 years.
Kerala was drenched from the start of the year until the third Monday of December. During January and February, the state gets 114mm of rain. “Separated torrential rain is forecast over Kerala on January 1 and will last till January 6,” the IMD stated. On December 29, a Low-Pressure Area is expected to develop over the southern Andaman Sea. According to the next 48 hours, it is expected to become more noticeable and move west-northwestwards during the report.
Summer rains totalled 750.7mm from March to May, which was above average. The state received 1,718mm of rainfall during the southwest rainy season, from June to September. The northeast summer followed, with 1,026mm of rain falling on the state between October and December. This year’s northeast summer monsoon brought an excessively high quantity of rain to the province, making it the wettest time in its history.
In 2021, the maximum rainfall was in the Pathanamthitta and Kottayam regions. Pathanamthitta got 80% more rain than average, while Kottayam got 60% more. Trivandrum, Kollam, Alappuzha, Cochin, and Kozhikode districts have also been hit by heavy rain. The rainfall figures for 2021 indicate that Kerala’s climate is changing.