The summer rainfall ‘quota’ for Kerala has witnessed an amazing leap, courtesy Cyclone Tauktae that has been chopping a violent northward path throughout the Arabian Sea.
During the interval from May 14 to 17 (as much as 8.30 a.m.) when Tauktae took form and intensified, Kerala recorded 268 mm rainfall, a surprising 861% departure from the traditional, officers of the IMD Meteorological Centre right here mentioned. While 27.9 mm is deemed regular for the May 14-May 17 interval, the State registered a rise because of the heavy rainfall unleashed by the turbulent climate circumstances over the ocean.
All 14 districts recorded a proportion departure of 600% or above throughout this era. Pathanamthitta district topped the checklist with a proportion departure of 1087% from the traditional. Kasaragod, on the backside of the checklist, recorded 600% more than the traditional, Okay. Santhosh, director, Meteorological Centre, mentioned.
Rainfall-wise, summer 2021 has been beneficiant to Kerala. Between March 1 and May 17 this 12 months, Kerala has acquired 138% more than its regular rainfall. While 235.1 mm is ‘normal’, the State averaged 559.5 mm. This quantities to a ‘large excess’ in IMD parlance that denotes a proportion departure above 60%.
All 14 districts have, actually, recorded a big extra to date, with Kannur topping the checklist with 235%.
A low strain space that fashioned within the Arabian Sea on May 13 had concentrated right into a deep melancholy on May 14 and intensified right into a cyclone within the early hours of May 15.