Orange alert in Kerala tomorrow, The India Meteorological Department has declared an orange alert for six districts in Kerala, indicating that heavy rain is expected on Saturday. Five additional districts have received a similar advisory for Sunday.
While the deluge is likely to reach Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ramanathapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, and Idukki on Saturday, the notice for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Idukki on November 14 predicts of a rainstorm in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam. The warning is in response to the monsoon season, which has been dominant in the southeast state
The IMD issued a meteorological alert on Friday evening, warning of “heavy to extremely heavy rainfall” in isolated areas across Kerala. Thunderstorms and lightning are expected to accompany it. Downpours will remain to pound Kerala through November 16, as per the IMD forecast.
If the rain persists in the state, the Cheruthoni Dam of the Alappuzha reservoir’s gates may be lifted on Saturday or Sunday, according to Idukki district collector Sheeba George. People who live downstream of the Idukki reservoir but along the Periyar River’s banks should be cautious, according to George.
The IMD divides its warnings into categories based on the amount of rain forecast in the area. The weather agency issues three different sorts of alerts: red, orange, and yellow. When severe rains of more than 20cm are expected in the next 24 hours, a red alert is issued. The color orange represents very torrential rains ranging from 6cm to 20cm. However, a yellow alert indicates severe rains of 6 to 11 cm.
In October, Kerala experienced significant rains, which resulted in collapses in several sections of the state. Rain-related accidents claimed the lives of 42 people. After a brief hiatus in seasonal movement, the state’s monsoon activity has resumed, and fishermen have been urged not to venture out into the sea following the IMD advisory.