Kerala weather 16/12/23: Heavy rain likely in south Kerala: Orange alert in 4 districts tomorrow
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for four districts of Kerala tomorrow (17/12/23) following the cyclonic circulation that formed near Sri Lanka in the Bay of Bengal. A yellow alert has been sounded in eight districts following the possibility of heavy rains today.
Orange alert has been issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts tomorrow. The meteorological department said that the orange alert has been sounded as there is a possibility of heavy rains at isolated places. The very heavy rainfall means that there will be 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm rainfall in 24 hours.
Yellow alert in these districts
A yellow alert has been sounded in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur districts, alappuzha, Kottayam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram districts tomorrow (17/12/23) and Ernakulam on Monday. There is a possibility of isolated heavy rains in these districts. Heavy rainfall refers to a situation where rainfall ranges from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours.
The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has appealed to the people to cooperate with the authorities in areas where they need to move as per the instructions of the authorities in the wake of heavy rains warning.
Those living in the danger zones should be cautious as the sea attack is likely to intensify on various coasts. You have to move away when necessary. Fishing vessels should be kept safe.
Those living in uncovered houses and those living in houses where the roof is not strong should be prepared to move out as a precautionary measure based on the warnings in the coming days.
Trees/posts/boards, etc., which are in danger in private and public places, should be secured and the trees should be pruned. Hazards should be brought to the notice of the authorities.
They should be ready to fully adhere to Covid norms at the time of shifting to relief camps.
Those in disaster-prone areas should immediately keep an emergency kit ready.
In the event of heavy rains, one should not cross rivers, bathe in rivers or other water bodies for bathing, fishing or other purposes. One should not climb flyovers above water bodies to see the view, take selfies or stand in groups.
Those living below the dams should make preparations in anticipation of the possibility of the water being released out of the dams and move if required as per the instructions of the authorities.
Avoid night travel to hilly areas completely
The State Disaster Management Authority also said that the dangers that may arise due to uprooting of trees and collapse of posts in the wind should also be taken care of.
A few days ago, Metbeat Weather had predicted and said on this website that cyclonic circulation will form near Sri Lanka and there is a possibility of heavy rains in Kerala and southern Tamil Nadu. Click here to know the weather review of Metbeat Weather, a private weather firm in Kerala, this morning and which regions are likely to receive rainfall tomorrow.
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