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Kerala Heatwave Alert: IMD Warning.



  Apr 03, 2024

Kerala Heatwave Alert: IMD Warning.


Frequently Asked Questions

1.What areas in Kerala are under a heatwave alert?

- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert for Thrissur, predicting temperatures to reach 40°C, and for Kollam and Palakkad, where temperatures are expected to hit 39°C in the next five days.

2. What are the criteria for declaring a heatwave?

- A heatwave is declared when temperatures are at least 4.5°C above the normal seasonal average, with coastal areas requiring a maximum temperature greater than or equal to 37°C.

3. Has a heatwave been officially declared in Thrissur?

- Despite meeting the technical criteria for a heatwave, the IMD has not officially declared a heatwave in Thrissur, pending further data from coastal meteorological observatories.

4. Why are all IMD meteorological observatories considered coastal?

- All IMD meteorological observatories are considered coastal because their elevation is less than 100 metres, which affects the criteria for heatwave declarations.

5. What is the forecast for summer rain in Kerala?

- There is no major summer rain forecasted for the next seven days in Kerala, indicating that the high temperatures are likely to continue.

6. Which regions in Kerala are expected to be the hottest in March?

- According to IMD records, Vellanikkara in Thrissur, Punalur in Kollam, and Palakkad are expected to be the hottest regions in Kerala during March.


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