Heavy Rains In Kerala Delay Flights At Kozhikode Airport & Waterlogging In Different Areas; IMD Issues Red Alert

Persisting heavy rains in Kerala since Wednesday evening have led to multiple flight delays and waterlogging in various parts of the state.

by Tashika Tyagi
Heavy Rains In Kerala Delay Flights At Kozhikode Airport & Waterlogging In Different Areas; IMD Issues Red Alert

Heavy and persisting rains have been troubling Kerala since Wednesday evening. Various cities in the state have been facing issues like waterlogging, traffic disruption, and flight delays due to the heavy rains. Now, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in the state for heavy rainfall on May 24. Read on to know more.

Flights Delayed At Kozhikode Airport Due To Heavy Rains In Kerala

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As heavy rains continue to lash over Kerala, services at the Kozhikode Airport have been affected since Wednesday evening. As per reports, at least five international flights from Gulf countries to Kozhikode International Airport were affected due to these rains. Many domestic flights towards this airport had to be delayed, while some were diverted to Mangaluru and Coimbatore airports.

Besides air travel, bus transportation was also heavily affected. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in Kochi was flooded. Also, all major roads in Kochi were, reportedly, waterlogged resulting in traffic congestion in various parts of the city on Wednesday.

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IMD Issued Red Alert For May 24; Torrential Rains To Continue In The State

As per IMD forecast, heavy rain will continue in Kerala till May 24. This has prompted them to issue a red alert for heavy rainfall in areas like Pathanamthitta and Idukki. According to the forecast, “Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over south Kerala & neighbourhood, a Low-Pressure Area has formed over Southeast Arabian Sea off Kerala coast and the associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level.”

They further mentioned that isolated parts of the state can experience “heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy falls (>204.5 mm) on May 23. For May 24, they also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall (115.5-204.5 mm).

We hope that the situation comes under control soon in Kerala. In the meantime, please avoid venturing out unless absolutely necessary. Take all the necessary precautions and stay safe!

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