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IMD Issues Colour-Coded Alerts for Heavy Rainfall in Kerala

Context:

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued colour-coded alerts for multiple districts in Kerala, warning of potential isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Weather Warnings

  • Color-Coded System: The IMD uses color-coded weather warnings to alert the public about severe or hazardous weather conditions that could cause damage, disruption, or danger to life.
Categories:
  • Green: No warning.
  • Yellow: Be aware.
  • Orange/Amber: Be prepared.
  • Red: Take action.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

  • Founded: Established in 1875.
  • Affiliation: An agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

Responsibilities:

  • Meteorological observations.
  • Weather forecasting.
  • Seismology.
Headquarters and Global Role
  • Location: Headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Global Integration: One of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization.

-Source: The Hindu


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