Red Alert in Lakshadweep as Storm May Turn ‘Severe Cyclonic’
Residents wade through a flooded road after heavy rains at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district on Monday, 21 October.
Residents wade through a flooded road after heavy rains at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district on Monday, 21 October.(Photo: PTI)
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Red Alert in Lakshadweep as Storm May Turn ‘Severe Cyclonic’

A red alert has been issued in Lakshadweep on Thursday, 31 October, as extremely heavy rainfall is expected in the region.

Meanwhile, an orange alert has been issued in four districts of Kerala - Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode. A yellow alert has been issued for all other districts in Kerala.

Due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram on Thursday, District Collector Veeraragavarav has ordered a holiday for all the schools across the district.

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  • Squally weather with lightning and thunderstorm is likely to prevail over Southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep on Thursday
  • Schools and colleges in various districts of the states are closed on days of heavy rainfall
  • The rains have damaged at least 10,000 houses, rendering over 7,000 people homeless in 16 districts, according to official information
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Cyclonic Storm Maha Likely to Turn 'Very Severe'

The severe cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ is very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian Sea during next 24 hours.

Light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places with heavy falls at isolated places over Lakshadweep during next 24 hoours.

IMD Advises Fishermen Not to Venture Into Parts of Arabian Sea

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into west-central Arabian Sea till 3 November and into adjoining north and east-central Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours.

Storm to Take 'Severe Cyclonic'' Form in Next 6 Hours

Cyclonic storm centered 60 km north-northeast of Lakshadweep. It will continue to move north-northwestwards across Lakshadweep Islands in next 12 hours and is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during next 6 hours.

Squally Weather, Strong Winds Over Lakshadweep, Karnataka & Kerala Coast

Squally weather with lightning and thunderstorm, wind speed 80-90 kmph to 100 kmph likely to prevail today over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep, according to IMDB. Squally weather with lightning and thunderstorm, wind speed 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over Karnataka and Kerala Coast.

Educational Institutions in Kochi, Paravur to Remain Closed Today

All educational institutions including professional colleges in coastal taluks, Kochi and Paravur of Kerala will remain closed on Thursday, due to adverse weather conditions. The state government has also restricted access to beaches in the districts.

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Holiday for All Schools in Rameswaran Due to Heavy Rain

Due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram, District Collector Veeraragavarav has ordered a holiday for Thursday in all the schools across the district.

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Red Alert Issued for Lakshadweep, Orange & Yellow Alert in Kerala

A red alert has been issued for Lakshadweep, as extremely heavy rainfall is expected in the region.

An orange alert has been issued in four districts of Kerala - Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode, while a yellow alert has been issued for all other districts of Kerala.

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Orange and Yellow Alerts in Several Districts of Kerala Today

IMD has issued an orange alert in Trivandrum, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram districts of Kerala for Wednesday. A yellow alert has also been issued in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, IMD issued an orange alert in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts, as well as a yellow alert in Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod districts on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Brace for Heavy Rains

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are in for widespread rains with a depression over Comorin area likely to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours and into a cyclonic storm later, the regional weather office said on Wednesday.

The depression lay 220 km west-southwest of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and is likely to move northwestwards across Lakshadweep and intensify into a deep depression, S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said.

"It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 48 hours," he told reporters in Chennai.

He forecast widespread rains in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours, saying heavy rains were likely in areas like Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram and Madurai.

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Red Alert in Lakshwadeep for 2 Days, Yellow Alert in 2 Kerala Districts

IMD has issued a red alert in Lakshadweep for two days and a yellow alert in Kerala’s Thrissur and Palakkad districts.

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Orange Warning in Districts of Kerala

On Tuesday, an orange warning was issued for Kerala’s southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.

Heavy rainfall has been predicted in isolated places in the state in the coming days due to the north east monsoon and also due to the depression on the southern Sri Lankan coast.

While an orange warning has been issued for Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts for Wednesday, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts will be under Orange warning on Thursday.

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Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed in Parts TN Today

The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in 15 districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, 30 October.

All schools and colleges will remain closed in six districts of Tamil Nadu — Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Theni, Virudhunagar, Vellore and Ramanathapuram — today due to heavy rainfall.

'Heavy Rains Likely in Rayalseema TN, Kerala Due to Cyclone Kyarr': IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated, “Cyclone Kyarr lays 980 km west of Mumbai and 1020 km east-northeast of Salalah (Oman). It's very likely move towards Gulf of Aden off south Oman-Yemen coasts during subsequent 3 days. It's very likely to weaken into a Severe Cyclonic Storm by 31 October.”

IMD added, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Rayalseema, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe and Lakshadweep; Heavy rainfall at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka.”

'Kyarr' to Bring Rain in Gujarat Before Moving Towards Oman

Super cyclonic storm 'Kyarr' over the Arabian Sea is likely to gradually move towards the Oman coast but would cause rainfall in some parts of Gujarat in next few days, a MeT official said on Monday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also advised fishermen from the state not to venture into the sea for next two days in view of the rough weather conditions.

The cyclone is currently located around 830 km west- southwest of Mumbai and is very likely to move west- northwestwards till Wednesday, the IMD said in a release.

Kyarr is very likely to maintain the intensity of a super cyclonic storm till Monday evening and weaken gradually thereafter, it said.

"While Gujarat is spared of the super cyclone, it would bring non-seasonal rain at isolated places," IMD's Ahmedabad centre director Jayanta Sarkar said.

Cyclone 'Kyarr' to Weaken After 28 October: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said cyclone ‘Kyarr’ intensified into a Super Cyclonic Storm on Monday, 28 October, adding that it will weaken gradually, according to ANI.

Cyclone 'Kyarr' Likely to Intensify Into Super Cyclonic Storm

The India Meteorological Department said this morning that Cyclone ‘Kyarr’ is very likely to further intensify into a Super Cyclonic Storm during next 3 hours. The cyclone lays about 540km west-southwest of Mumbai & 1500km east of Salalah (Oman). It's likely to move west-northwestwards towards Oman coast during next 5 days.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said disaster management teams in the state are on standby, news agency IANS reported.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea off the coasts of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and south Gujarat coast during the next 24 hours, ANI reported.

Cyclone Kyarr: Indian Coast Guard Steps up Rescue Operations on Western Coast

Indian Coast Guard says they’ve stepped up efforts for search & Rescue operation on Western Coast in the wake of cyclone Kyarr.

Dornier aircraft is undertaking frequent sortie to look for stranded fishing boats & their positions are being relayed to Coast Guard Ships operating at sea.

Rescue Operations underway on the Western Coast
Rescue Operations underway on the Western Coast
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Odisha Rain Toll Increases to Six

The toll in the heavy rains in Odisha has mounted to six with three fresh deaths reported from the districts, officials said.

The state has been battered by heavy rains since 23 October under the impact of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal.

The three fresh deaths were reported from Ganjam, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj districts since Friday, officials said, reported PTI.

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Cyclone Storm 'Kyarr' Likely to Intensify Into 'Very Severe' Cyclonic Storm

Cyclone storm 'Kyarr' is very likely to intensify into a 'Very Severe' Cyclonic Storm on Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The weather forecaster has predicted "light to moderate" rainfall at most places with heavy rain falls at isolated places over coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa and south Konkan during next 12 hours.

According to the weather department, the storm is likely to further intensify into an 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

"It is very likely to move west-northwest-wards towards Oman coast during next 5 days. It is very likely to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 06 hours and further intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours," IMD said in its bulletin.

New Mangaluru Port Trust Rescues More Than a 1000 People, Nearly 100 Fishing Boats

The New Mangaluru Port Trust said that in the wake of the present weather conditions around the west coast of India, the New Mangaluru Port has rescued around 100 fishing boats and more than a thousand people. They have also been provided shelter within the safe zone of the harbour.

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MeT Dept Issues Red Alert for Coastal Districts of Maharashtra, Very Heavy Rains Expected

Cyclonic storm "Kyarr" is likely to bring very heavy to extremely heavy rains in coastal Maharashtra, IMD officials said on Friday, 25 October, prompting Palghar district collector Kailas Shinde to issue a warning to fishermen to not venture into the sea.

In the wake of this cyclone, the MeT department has issued a red alert, indicating 'extremely heavy rainfall' and strong winds, for coastal districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Doordarshan News reported.

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Cyclone Kyarr Turns 'Severe'

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, 25 October, said that the cyclonic storm ‘Kyarr’ has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea.

The Met department predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy showers at isolated places over coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa and South Konkan during the next 12 hours

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Holiday Declared for Schools and Colleges in Dakshina Kannada

The Dakshina Kannada district administration has declared Friday a holiday for schools and colleges in the coastal district, The News Minute reported.

The decision was taken after a red warning was issued till Saturday in the three coastal districts of Karnataka - Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada - amid continous rainfall over the past week.

"Due to depression in Arabian Sea, a red warning was issued by the IMD for Dakshina Kannada district. There is possibility of cyclone in Arabian Sea and if this intensifies, there could be more rains", read a notification issued by Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sindhu Rupesh.

District officials have been asked to be on high alert in the next few days.

Goa: Four Fishermen Rescued, One Missing in Canoe Mishap

Four fishermen were rescued and one is still missing after a canoe capsized in Sal river in South Goa's Mobor village, an official said.

Five fishermen had ventured into the river, despite rough weather warning, when their canoe capsized, the official said, reported PTI.

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Red Alert Sounded in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada District

A red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka in the wake of heavy rains and forecast of possible formation of cyclone Kyarr along the coast in the next two days, official sources said.

The forecast from India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the well-marked low pressure area over east-central Arabian Sea would gradually intensify into a depression anytime and by Friday, the system would start moving in the north-west direction while intensifying further into a cyclone.

The Karnataka State Natural Calamity Monitoring Centre has also asked the public to be cautious, while fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea, reported PTI.

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CM Yediyurappa Takes Stock After Rains Kill 13 in Karnataka

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday directed officials to immediately expedite relief work and not to shy away from duties citing Deepavali holidays, reported PTI.

Holding a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners of the 16 districts, most of them in north Karnataka, Yediyurappa took stock of the situation in the presence of top officials.

"The Chief Minister has issued instructions to provide compensation to the families ofthose deceased and for damaged houses immediately," the ChiefMinister's office said in a statement.

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Extremely Heavy Rain Predicted in Coastal K'taka, Goa on Friday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday, 23 October, put out a red alert, forecasting `extremely heavy rainfall' over the coastal Konkan and Goa as well as coastal Karnataka for Friday, according to PTI.

The Met department's Mumbai Centre issued the advisory for Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka after the signs of intensification of cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea.

The IMD Goa, meanwhile, has issued a red alert for Thursday. It also advised people to stay indoors and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea due to rough weather conditions.

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Death Toll in Karnataka Rises to 13, 150 Animals Dead

A Karnataka Government report on the current rain situation in the state on Wednesday, 23 October said that the death toll in Karnataka, due to the heavy rains in south India rose to 13. Apart from 13 people, the report said that the rains have left 150 animals dead till 23 October.

The report also said that parts of North Interior Karnataka - Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri districts and parts of Ballari and Kopal received moderate rain in the past 24 hours, the state's report on the flood situation said, on Wednesday 23 October.

The forecast showed moderate rains to continue, with heavy rains also predicted at isolated places, largely over areas like Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal and Ballari for the next two days.

The report also said that the upper Krishna catchment Basin in Maharashtra has received widespread with moderate rain in the past 24 Hours. According to IMD, this will continue till the next two-three days.

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K'taka Govt Orders Sanitation Measures to be Stepped Up Immediately

The government of Karnataka, on Wednesday 23 October, ordered field activities like mosquito control, distribution of halogen tablets and chlorination to be stepped up on immediate basis, amid the heavy rainfall in the region, ANI reported.

District House Officers have also been told to utilise staff from unaffected areas and keep ambulances ready for any emergencies.

The state government has also ordered the District Health Officers of all flood-affected districts to resume activities that were undertaken during recent floods.

24-hour medical staff needs to be posted at relief camps, the camps are also required to stock up on essential drugs.
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IMD Lifts Red Alert from All Districts in Kerala as Rains Reduce

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has lifted the red warning from across Kerala, hours after heavy rains lashed parts of the state. The red warning, that indicates the necessity of immediate action, had been issued in seven districts on Monday, 21 October. Four districts were given a red warning for Tuesday, 21 October but these were lifted later.

On Wednesday, 23 October morning, an orange warning — to be alert and be prepared — is in place for Idukki and Malappuram districts, while green (no warning) or yellow (to watch) warnings are in place for all the other districts. On Tuesday, an orange warning was in place only for Idukki district.

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Coastal Andhra Likely to Receive Heavy Rain, IMD Issues Red Alert

Coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to receive extremely heavy rain on Wednesday, as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for parts of the state, for the next two days. The alert is in place till 8:30 am on 25 October.

"Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain very likely to occur, along with and thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh," the IMD alert for Wednesday was quoted by The News Minute. A similar prediction was made for the state on Thursday.

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