Heavy to Very Heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka & parts of Malnad districts

Widespread moderate to heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka & adjoining parts of Malnad districts and isolated light to moderate rains likely over adjoining interior Karnataka districts in next 24 hours.

Cyclone Vayu sucked in winds from the arm of monsoon current

Cyclone Vayu, which is set to strike the Gujarat coast on June 13, has weakened the monsoon progress.Vayu is expected to strike the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva. Set to hit the coast with a wind speed 110-120 km/hr, it has already sucked in winds from the arm of monsoon current that stretches across the breadth of the country.

Vayu has further delayed the onset of monsoon after it reached Kerala seven days behind schedule. “Instead of June 1, which is the scheduled date for its arrival in Kerala, monsoon reached Kerala on June 8. The monsoon arms are not likely to revive till Vayu passes away which could be several days.

Southwest monsoon becoming active over Kerala

With the southwest monsoon becoming active over Kerala, heavy to very heavy rain lashed several places across the State, uprooting trees and destroying houses in coastal areas.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Piravom in Ernakulam received the highest rainfall of 14 cm, followed by Alappuzha, Cherthala and Nedumangad here with 11 cm each. Heavy rainfall (7-11 cm) is forecast at one or two places in the State till the morning of June 16, the IMD said in its report

Over 10 houses were destroyed in coastal areas here due to rough seas.

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