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Depression over Arabian sea to bring heavy rains in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Heavy rains have been forecast in Kerala, under the influence of a depression over which is likely to intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm over the next two days.

The depression over southeast and adjoining eastcentral moved further west-north westward and lay centred Sunday about 1,340 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), 1,250 km east-south east of (Yemen) and 940 km west-northwest of Minicoy (Lakshadweep Islands), a release from office here said.

It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours, the release said.

The system was expected to move west-north westwards towards and adjoining coast in next five days.

Rainfall at most places with heavy spells at isolated areas is very likely to occur in during next 48 hours, the release added.

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely over Lakshadweep and southeast during next 24 hours and over eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 48 hours, the release added.

The government has stepped up its vigil in view of the possibility of heavy rains.

had been devastated by floods in August this year leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction and had forced people to take refuge in relief camps.

The South-west monsoon had claimed 493 lives in the floods, the worst in the last 100 years.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 18:40 IST
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