A depression has formed in the Arabian Sea
A depression has formed over the Middle East Arabian Sea. Strong north-easterly/easterly winds from Bay of Bengal over south-east India. As a result of this impact, the Central Meteorological Department has informed that there is a possibility of moderate / medium widespread rainfall in Kerala for the next three days. The Meteorological Department has announced that there is a possibility of heavy rain at isolated places in Kerala from November 8 to 9.
Orange Yellow Alerts
Central Meteorological Department has declared orange alert in Ernakulam district. Chance of heavy rain at isolated places is predicted. Heavy rainfall means rainfall of 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm in 24 hours. Central Meteorological Department has also announced yellow alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod districts and tomorrow in Ernakulam and Idukki districts. Chance of isolated heavy rain is predicted. Heavy rainfall means rainfall of 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours.
Alert in Kannur
According to the latest radar image, Kannur district is likely to experience moderate rain (15.6 -64.4 mm) with isolated thundershowers and gusty winds of up to 40 kmph during the next three hours. There is a possibility of water logging on major roads / blurred vision in vehicles and there may be traffic jams. There is a possibility of waterlogging/flooding in low lying areas and river banks. Traffic should be managed efficiently. The Meteorological Department said that people should avoid non-essential travel and stay in safe areas.
Fishing is not prohibited
The Central Meteorological Department has informed that there will be no disruption to fishing in Kerala-Karnataka-Lakshadweep coasts, whereas strong winds and bad weather conditions are likely today in the adjoining South East Arabian Sea in the Central Eastern Arabian Sea with a speed of 40 to 45 kmph and on some occasions up to 55 kmph. According to the Meteorological Department, strong winds with a speed of 40 to 45 km per hour and occasional gusts of up to 55 km per hour are expected in the Central East Arabian Sea tomorrow.
High wave warning
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Center has informed that there is a possibility of 1.0 to 1.7 meters high wave and storm surge along Kerala coast on 08-11-2023 (today) till 11:30 pm. 1.0 to 1.6 m high wave and storm surge is likely on South Tamil Nadu coast on 08-11-2023 (today) till 11:30 PM. Fishermen and coastal residents should be cautious. As rough seas may intensify, stay away from the danger areas as per the instructions of the authorities. Fishing vessels (boat, boat, etc.) must be safely moored in the harbor.