Amphan cyclone not to strike Kerala; heavy rain to continue in state


Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has informed that Kerala is not on the path of the Amphan cyclonic storm which is likely to form in Bay of Bengal. The authority alerted the public not to believe fake news regarding the cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department and KSDMA informed that the path of the cyclone is being observed.

At the same time, the low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal will intensify and is very likely to turn into a depression on Friday and further intensify into a cyclonic storm over the same region by Saturday evening, alerted the IMD. It is very likely to move northwestwards initially till Sunday and then re-cure north-northeastwards towards north Bay of Bengal on Monday and Tuesday.

Hence, under the influence of the cyclone, heavy rain and gusty winds will continue in Kerala.

As IMD has forecast heavy rain in Kerala, an yellow alert has been sounded in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad on Saturday and Monday. Alappuzha district is also placed under yellow alert on Monday.

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