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IMD Colour-Coded Warnings

  • 24 May 2024
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Source: TH

Colour-coded alerts have been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for several districts in Kerala due to potential isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state.

  • The IMD issues color-coded weather warnings to alert people about severe or hazardous weather that could cause damage, disruption, or danger to life.
    • It uses 4 color-coded warnings as: Green, Yellow, Orange/Amber and Red depending upon the severity of weather phenomena.

  • IMD was established in 1875 as an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India.
    • It is responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting, and seismology.
    • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
    • IMD is also one of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization.

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