11 killed in Kerala rain in two days

Fishermen prepare to cast their nets during a sudden downpour at the Fort Kochi beach in Kerala. PTI

Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Kerala on Sunday, causing widespread damage. Unofficial reports said that at least 11 people have died in rain-related incidents over two days in the state.

On Sunday, five deaths from drowning and electrocution were reported in Wayanad, Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram. The Met centre in Thiruvananthapuram has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall till Thursday. 

Meanwhile, in Bengaluru, moderate rain lashed the city on Sunday, keeping the weekend weather cool and cloudy. Barring a tree fall reported in Yeswanthpur, no complaints were received at the BBMP control room. The traffic police along with local residents cleared the tree to avoid a block. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, the average rainfall recorded on Sunday till 9.30 pm was 3.08 mm.

The maximum temperature in several parts of northern India remained close to normal.

In north India, moderate rainfall in Rajasthan brought relief to people battling the sweltering heat in the desert state. With a maximum of 41.2 degrees Celsius,Jaisalmer was the hottest place in the state, followed by Barmer (40.9 C). Dust storms and thunderstorms are likely to occur at a few places in east Rajasthan on Monday, the official said.

However, the day temperature in Delhi during the morning hours dropped several notches, a day after a sudden dust storm hit the national capital. The maximum temperature
was recorded at 38.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average. The weatherman predicted a partly cloudy sky on Monday. The weather office in Lucknow said rain and thunderstorm are “very likely” at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh.The day temperature has increased in Gorakhpur, Faizabad, Allahabad, Lucknow and Bareilly.

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