IMD predicts widespread rain in Kerala in next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted widespread rainfall in Kerala over the next five days. This is due to a cyclonic circulation prevailing over northern Tamil Nadu and nearby regions.

According to the IMD, Kerala is likely to experiencemoderate to medium rainfall during this period. Additionally, heavy rains are expected at isolated places in the state from November 6 to 9.

In the previous month, Kerala witnessed normal rainfall in most areas, with a few districts receiving even higher amounts. According to IMD data,

Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts witnessed excessive rainfall while Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta districts recorded significant excess rainfall. Wayanad was the only district in the state that remained deficient in rainfall till November 5.

Excessive precipitation refers to an increase of 20 to 59 percent compared to normal seasonal values, while major exceedance refers to an increase in precipitation of 60 percent or more compared to normal values.

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