Bengaluru: Retired geologist predicts heavy downpour again in Kodagu, Kerala

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Apr 24: Retired deputy director general of Geological Survey of India, Dr H S M Prakash, has predicted that the nightmarish natural calamity that had devastated Kerala and Kodagu last year will come haunting these regions this year again.

He said that excessive rainfall in Kodagu and Kerala are linked to volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Mauritius. "Due to the volcanic explosions there, clouds are formed, which travel towards India. Water also gets evaporated because of magma liquid which is formed before the volcanic eruptions. There is possibility of heavy rains being caused by these developments," he stated.

Prakash said that there are indications of excessive downpour happening in five phases just like last year. He pointed out that two weeks back, Kerala had experienced the first torrential rainfall this year because of the volcanic explosion in Mauritius. Likewise, three to four more similar downpours are likely to be experienced with a gap of 15 to 20 days each between them. The rainfall occurring in August is likely to result in floods. During the first few rains, water gets trapped in the mud, and the following rains will be so powerful that even mud would not be able to hold it because of moisture it already holds, and this is the stage in which mud, boulders etc are likely to slide down," he explained, speaking to a Kannada dily.

Prakash said that dew has become less now because of which temperature is on the rice. "If there is dew, water content in the earth comes out and the environment becomes cooler. Because of the absence of dew, mud has dried up. These are symptoms of occurrence of future natural calamities," he stated.


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