Kerala, Uttarakhand Rain Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a three-day rain alert in Kerala, beginning today. Orange alert has been issued for 11 districts for Wednesday, same warning has been given to 12 districts on Thursday. Yellow alert has also been issued in two districts for Thursday and same rain warning for all districts on Friday. The IMD has also said that the “worst seems to be over” for Uttarakhand, where 34 people have been killed due to rain fury. Rains are likely to continue till Tuesday night in some parts of the state, after which the intense rainfall activity is expected to shift eastwards to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, and most parts of northeastern region, a newspaper report stated.
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said that the situation in Garhwal is almost under control. “Routes have been reopened and ‘Char Dham Yatra’ will be resumed from tomorrow. Rains have mainly affected the Kumaon area — Naintal, Haldwani, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat,” he added. Meanwhile, roads were reported to have been damaged in Kalimpong, in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal, after rains since 48 hours.
Here Are All the Latest Rain-related Updates:
• Orange alert has been issued for Wednesday in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. Three districts have yellow alert with heavy rainfall at isolated places.
• Places mostly in northeastern region, which have already been witnessing rains for the last few days, are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall, the IMD was quoted by Indian Express. “The easterlies will interact with the low pressure system prevailing over north Jharkhand, Bihar and west Uttar Pradesh. As a result, heavy rain is likely mainly over the northeast, Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday,” an IMD official said.
• The report further said that while there is likely to be reduction in rainfall over eastern India from Thursday, the rainfall activity will largely shift to southern peninsular India, with Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry expected to see significant rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.