Heavy to very heavy rains may batter Kerala on Dec 6, 7; Yellow, Orange alerts issued for these districts | India News

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Mahe on Sunday (December 6) and Monday (December 7)

The weather agency said thunderstorms with lightning is also likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for Sunday.

According to reports, the IMD issued an Orange alert warning for Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram districts; and Yellow alert warning for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur districts.

Know the effect of Yellow, Orange and Red alerts warning: 

The Yellow alert means authorities are advised to ‘Be updated’ on the situation. The yellow alert indicates that hazardous conditions are possible and people need to be aware of the potential impacts of the changing weather.

Orange warning means ‘to be prepared’. Through an orange warning, the IMD indicates a risk to people and property. The forecast during an Orange warning is of heavy to very heavy rainfall.

The Red warning indicates ‘Take Action’: The forecast is for extremely heavy rainfall. It also suggests that significant damage and disruption could take place. In this case, IMD asks people in the area to take immediate action to protect their property and kin and, if required, move to safer locations.

On December 4, the weatherman agency had advised fishermen to not venture into the Gulf of Mannar and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal, south Tamilnadu coast, north Sri Lanka, south Kerala coasts, Lakshadweep-Maldives area and adjoining the southeast Arabian Sea.

The IMD also informed that the Depression was likely to weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area.

On December 3, a high-level meeting was held in the wake of a high alert issued for Cyclone Burevi, with representatives of armed forces, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), various department heads, DGP and Chief Secretary, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said. In the meeting, the situation was assessed and strategy was evaluated, Kerala CM informed.

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