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The IMD sees the possibility of a low pressure system forming over northwest Bay of Bengal by Saturday.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The current spell of heavy rain in the State is likely to continue for at least two more days, according to Thursday’s weather bulletin from the India Meteorology Department (IMD).

The IMD also sees the possibility of a low pressure system forming over northwest Bay of Bengal by Saturday. The evolving system, along with a well-defined offshore trough that is in place along the west coast, is likely to keep the monsoon in an active phase well into the middle of next week, according to meteorologists.

Rainfall was ‘normal’ in Kerala during the week ending July 15. For the period from June 1 to July 15, the State received 908.3 mm rainfall, which is 16 per cent lower than the long-term average of 1,080.7 mm for the period. The IMD considers rainfall in the range of between plus 20 per cent and minus 20 per cent of the long-term average as ‘normal.’

Very heavy rainfall over the last couple of days caused minor landslips in several parts of Wayanad district, killing one and injuring many, damaging houses and washing off roads.

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