IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert for Kerala; Red Alert in Ernakulam and Thrissur

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued alerts for widespread heavy rainfall across Kerala, predicting heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in isolated areas.

Red Alert (Extremely heavy rainfall: more than 204.4 mm in 24 hours)

23-05-2024: Ernakulam, Thrissur

Orange Alert (Very heavy rainfall: 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm in 24 hours)

23-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad

24-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki

Yellow Alert (Heavy rainfall: 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours)

23-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kannur, Kasaragod

24-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad

25-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

The forecasted heavy rainfall poses significant risks, including flash floods, landslides, and urban flooding, especially in low-lying areas. The continuous downpour could lead to soil erosion and landslides. The IMD has urged government institutions and citizens to remain vigilant due to the potential for severe weather-related calamities.

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