Kerala likely to witness isolated rainfall in 10 districts


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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted isolated rainfall in various districts of Kerala on Tuesday.

As per the IMD alert, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad will experience moderate rainfall coupled with thunder, lightning and gusty wind speed reaching 40 kmph within the next 3 hours.

On Monday, IMD issued an alert that Kerala will receive isolated rainfall accompanied by lightning from May 11 to 13. Moderate rainfall is lashing the state under the influence of the cyclonic storm 'Asani'. Meanwhile, IMD informed that 'Asani' is likely to recurve over the sea away from the coast and would not cross Andhra Pradesh, Odisha or West Bengal.

At the same time, fishermen are advised not to venture into Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts in the wake of the cyclone. No restriction is imposed on fishing on Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep coasts. Fishermen who are in deep seas are advised to return to the coast immediately, reads IMD alert.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has alerted the people to exercise caution over lightning and strong winds. KSDMA has issued a set of guidelines for the people.

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