IMD Issues Red Alert in Lakshadweep, Orange & Yellow Alert in Kerala in View of Rain, Strong Winds | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2019

IMD Issues Red Alert in Lakshadweep, Orange & Yellow Alert in Kerala in View of Rain, Strong Winds

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India Meteorological Department issued an orange and yellow alert for the districts of Kerala in view of the rainfall and strong winds, according to news agency ANI.

New Delhi: Rainfall accompanied by strong winds made its presence in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district on Wednesday, stated news agency ANI. Taking stock of the weather conditions, a ‘yellow’ alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in the district for October 30.

The IMD has already issued ‘Red’ Alert in Lakshadweep for two days and ‘Orange’ Alert in six districts of Kerala, as extremely heavy rains expected in the area. The IMD had issued an ‘orange alert’ in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts for October 29, in Ernakulam, Alapuzha and Idukki districts for October 30, and in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for October 31, stated news agency ANI. 

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Red Alert in Lakshadweep for two days and Orange Alert in 6 districts of Kerala, as extremely heavy rains expected in the area. Also, Yellow Alert issued in Thrissur and Palakkad districts.

Similarly, a ‘Yellow alert’ was sounded in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alapuzha and Idukki districts for October 29, in Trivandrum, Kollam, Trissur and Palakkad districts for October 30, and in Ernakulam, Trissur and Idukki districts for October 31.

Here are some of the pictures tweeted by news agency ANI showing the presence of strong winds and showers in the state.

Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram experiences rainfall and strong winds. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow alert in the district for today.

Note that an ‘orange’ alert indicates a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in a particular area, while a ‘yellow’ alert suggests that the weather conditions do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, noted news agency ANI.

Earlier, a warning was issued to the fishermen to not venture into to the sea as squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph was expected to hit the Kerala coast.

Source : India.com

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