New Delhi. At present, the situation is getting worse in many states across India due to excessive and unprecedented rains. In the last two days, 30 people have lost their lives in Kerala and 24 in Uttarakhand due to rain-related incidents. It seems that there will be no respite from the rains in the coming days as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in many areas from Wednesday. Apart from this, many districts and dams of Kerala have been put on high alert. Let us know the warnings issued by the Meteorological Department for tomorrow and the coming days.
South Interior Karnataka during 20th -23rd October. Isolated very heavy falls also very likely over Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal on 20th & 21st October.
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Orange alert for the districts of Kerala for tomorrow
The IMD has issued an orange alert indicating heavy rains for 11 districts of Kerala on Tuesday. The Meteorological Department has also put 12 districts of the state on orange alert on Thursday. On October 20, the IMD had issued an orange alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts. Apart from this, Red Alert Orange Alert was issued on 21 October for all districts except Kannur and Kasaragod. Red alert indicates heavy to very heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert indicates very heavy rain ranging from 6 cm to 20 cm. Yellow alert means heavy rain between 6 to 11 cms.
Major dams opened to release water in Kerala
Water levels in dams in Kerala are at peak and a red alert has been issued for more than ten major dams in the state. A total of 78 dams in the state, including four major dams namely Idukki, Idamalayar, Pamba and Kakki, have been opened to release excess water. Apart from this, various district administrations have issued alerts to people living in low-lying areas and shifted them to relief camps set up in the state.
IMD has predicted rain for South Interior Karnataka during October 20 to October 23. The Meteorological Department said that isolated and very heavy rainfall is likely over Kerala, Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on October 20 and October 21.
In its forecast, the IMD said that Uttarakhand is likely to witness dry weather for the next three days. Thereafter, a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from October 22. Scattered rain/snow likely to occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on 22nd October. Whereas on 23 October, isolated heavy rains have been predicted. The Meteorological Department has predicted scattered rain/snow in Himachal Pradesh on October 22 and October 23. Whereas on October 23, isolated rain can be seen over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, North-West Rajasthan.
The Meteorological Department said that a low pressure area has formed over Bihar and its adjoining areas, due to which heavy rain activity is likely to continue over East and Northeast India till October 20. Light to moderate rain, heavy rain and lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places over Odisha and Jharkhand on 19 October, Gangetic West Bengal on 19 October and 20 October and Bihar on 20 October.
The meteorologist also informed that on October 20, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. Very heavy rainfall is very likely over Bihar on 19 October, Assam and Meghalaya on 19 October and 20 October and also Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on Tuesday.