New Delhi: Heavy rain fell across most parts of Kerala for three days in a row as the southwest monsoon continued to advance. The Indian Meteorological Department revised its state rainfall warnings on Thursday 6 July, issuing red warnings for two districts.
At least 10 people have reportedly lost their lives.
Several buildings, including houses, were damaged. The rain caused further sea erosion and damaged many houses along the coast.
Water levels in many rivers are rising and the Kerala Disaster Management Department has issued flood warnings for several rivers in the state based on data from the Central Water Board.
According to reports, the rain is expected to continue until July 8.
Heavy rains have also hit several other parts of the country, including the Karnataka coast, and the Indian Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain warnings for several states, including Uttarakhand.
Warning issued across Kerala
All districts in Kerala are on alert, but most districts in the state have specific rainfall warnings in place.
The IMD reportedly issued an orange warning for six districts including Idukki, Kannur, Kasargod and Wayanad on July 6, predicting isolated to very heavy rainfall. On the same day, the IMD issued a new alert for the next five days. On July 6th, red alerts were issued for Kannur District, Kasaragod Province, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palukad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
A red alert indicates heavy to very heavy rain >20 cm in 24 hours, an orange alert indicates very heavy rain (6-20 cm), and a yellow alert indicates heavy rain of 6-11 cm.
According to reports, storm surge warnings were sounded on the Kerala coast (Visinjam to Kasaragod) until near midnight on 7 July. Mathurbumi. Eleven districts have also declared holidays for all educational institutions.
A landslide was reported in Anacord in the Kannur district. As of noon on 6 July, it reported that one person had died, three were missing and 904 had been transferred to 50 relief camps across Kerala in rain-related incidents across the state. New Indian Express. By the evening of July 6, at least 10 people had died, according to news reports.
The rain also caused damage to buildings, including homes, in many districts. More than 400 houses were also partially damaged by the rain.
Rising water levels in rivers and dams
On the morning of July 6, several rivers breached their banks and flooded the lowlands. These included the Pampa River in Pattanamtitta District and the Kakkad River in Kannur District.
According to news reports, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued flood warnings for several rivers in the state. Based on the warnings from the CWC, the Kerala Disaster Management Department issued an orange flood warning on July 6 indicating a ‘danger level’ for two rivers, the Pampa and Manimala rivers, in the Pattananamutitta district. .
It also issued yellow warnings (indicating flood warning levels) for the Meenachil River in Kottayam, the Kouttiyadi River in Kozhikode, the Manimala River in Idukki, and the Achankovil and Pamba Rivers in Pattananamtitta District.
As of the morning of July 6, water levels were rising at 26 monitoring stations across the state.
On the morning of 6 July, a blue alarm was sounded at the Peringal Kutu Dam, at the farthest reaches of the Charakdi River, which later runs through the districts of Thrissur and Ernakulam. The water level at the dam rose to 421 meters. The danger mark is 424 meters.According to the evening update Manoramasaid the danger mark had been breached and the dam now has an orange alert.
Coastal erosion worsens, rains continue
Rain and rough seas exacerbated coastal erosion in several coastal areas of the state.
In Kannamary, Kochi Prefecture, villagers took to the streets to protest against the government’s lack of action against local sea erosion. They called on the government to immediately build a seawall with concrete tetrapods, such as those built in neighboring Chelanum, to protect the coast and prevent marine intrusion.
They called off their protests only after collectors assured them they would take immediate action. More than 300 homes have been damaged by coastal erosion in recent days, according to reports.
The southwest monsoon is “intense” over Kerala, with rains falling across most of the state and islands near Lakshadweep. IMD. Reports of very heavy rainfall include 24 cm in Velalikundu AWS (Kasaragod District), 22 cm in Mahe (Pudusheri UT) and 21 cm each in Thalassery and Pelingom AWS (both in Kannur District) .
Rain in the state is expected to continue until Friday, July 7. In its latest press release, IMD issued an emergency alert for all coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra on the afternoon of 6 July.
Heavy rains in some other areas
Heavy rains are hitting some parts of India, including the west coast.
IMD had already issued emergency alerts for all three coastal districts of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts) by the morning of July 6. Two people were reported dead in rain-related incidents in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. Hindustan Times.
On July 6, IMD announced Said Extremely heavy rainfall has been observed along the Karnataka coast in the last 24 hours. Mulki in Dakshina Kannada district recorded 33 centimeters of rainfall, while Kota, Karkala and Udupi in Udupi district recorded 29, 25 and 23 centimeters of rainfall.
IMD issued an orange caveatHeavy rains hit Uttarakhand from July 6th to July 10th.
According to the latest announcement, heavy rains are expected to continue in the states of Konkan, Goa and Gujarat as of the afternoon of 6 July. In the southern Indian peninsula, it is expected to decrease from 7 July.
“Increased rainfall activity” is expected in parts of central India from 6 to 8 July, and gradual increases in rainfall are expected in parts of northern India from 9 July to the next two days.
Heavy rains are expected in several areas over the next five days, according to IMD tweeted Heavy to very heavy rain is expected in parts of Orissa on 6 July, Jharkhand on 6 and 7 July and central Maharashtra on 6-8 July. Parts of southern India will also experience heavy to very heavy rains over the next two days before easing gradually. Said.
“IMD/IITM’s range expansion forecast for July [sic] There is no rain except in the UP-Bihar zone and Nepal, where monsoon precipitation has been declining for a long time. ” tweeted Roxy Kor Mathew, climate scientist at the Indian Tropical Meteorological Institute, Pune.
“Basically, monsoon winds are bringing more moisture, but less penetration inland towards the northern belt.”