IMD puts 3 districts in Kerala on yellow alert

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has put Ernakulam, Idukki, and Wayanad districts in Kerala on yellow alert on April 12, given the possibility of isolated heavy rainfall in the three districts.

Colour coded warnings of IMD for Cyclones 

These warnings are mainly meant for administrators to keep ready and position their resources to handle situations arising out of weather-related disastrous events. 

Colour coded warnings

  • The IMD has four color-coded warnings as per the intensity of any weather system — green, yellow, orange, and the last one being red.
  • The following color codes are used by IMD to provide inputs to disaster management authorities for the management of severe weather events: 

Description of the warnings

  • Green: No severe weather expected and no advisories issued
  • Yellow(Be updated): It indicates severely bad weather spanning across several days 
  • Orange/Amber(Be prepared): It is issued  as a warning of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and rail closures, and interruption of power supply, etc
  • Red( take action):  Remain extra vigilant and be prepared for extraordinary measures and follow orders given by the authorities
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Note: As per IMD, In the National level weather warnings in map form, red color over a state does not mean the entire state is under threat


Source: The Hindu

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