Extremely heavy rain expected in three north Kerala districts, IMD issues red alert

Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts have been put on orange alert for Sunday.

ByPTI

Published Jun 23, 2024 | 5:20 PM Updated Jun 23, 2024 | 5:20 PM

Kerala rain

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday, 23 June, issued a red alert in Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur Districts of Kerala and an orange alert for six other districts in the state forecasting heavy rains.

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rain of over 20 cm in 24 hours.

Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts have been put on orange alert for Sunday.

The IMD has also issued an orange alert in Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts for Monday.

An orange alert means very heavy rain of 11 cm to 20 cm, and a yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 cm and 11 cm.

The IMD has also issued yellow alerts in other districts for Sunday and Monday.

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