Cyclonic Storm Gulab to Impact 6 States

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  • Yellow alert issued in 11 of 14 districts of Kerala.
  • Heavy rains expected in Maharashtra, orange alert sounded.
  • Telangana, to witness light to moderate rain or thundershowers.

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert on Monday, indicating 6 cm to 11 cm of rainfall in a day and that could worsen over coming days in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and more districts in Kerala as the state is receiving heavy rainfall since Sunday night.

Some of the Maharashtra districts are on orange alert with the forecast of heavy to very heavy rain in Palghar and the Coastal area of Maharashtra in the next 3-4 days. The IMD has also issued an ‘orange’ alert for Raigad, Thane, while a yellow alert has been issued for Mumbai, Pune districts. Cyclone Gulab made landfall in coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the weather office tweeted. The cyclone crossed the coasts between Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur and weakened into a deep depression overnight.

Under the cyclonic influence in Telangana, light to moderate rain or thundershowers is expected at many places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places for the next two days. Yellow and orange alerts have been issued at various parts of Karnataka by IMD on Monday. Yadagiri, Dharwad, districts are expected to receive heavy rains in the next 3 days. Bengaluru city, Bengaluru rural and surrounding districts are expecting moderate to heavy rains today. The IMD said the monsoon has continued 10 days more than it was expected and rains will continue until September 30 across Karnataka.

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