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IMD issues orange alert for heavy rain in four Kerala districts
Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange alert for heavy rain in four districts of Kerala, and a yellow alert for the remaining districts of the state.
The districts where the orange alert has been issued include Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta.
Heavy rain and strong winds lashed parts of Thiruvananthapuram city on Friday morning.
Earlier, the MeT department announced that from September 25 onwards conditions were slowly becoming favourable for the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from the country.
An official statement from the Ministry of Earth Sciences on Friday predicted light to very heavy rainfall over several areas of South India from September 29 to October 1.
“Light/moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over ghat areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana on 29. Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe from September 29 to October 1. Isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over coastal Karnataka and Kerala today,” it said.
The official statement from the MeT Department also forecast light to heavy rainfall over Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra.
"Light/moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm and lightning with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Konkan-Goa and Madhya Maharashtra on September 29- 1," it said.