Cyclonic circulation: Kerala to witness heavy rains in next 3 days, IMD sounds orange, yellow alert

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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Metrological Department has forecasted that Kerala will receive heavy rainfalls in the next three days due to the cyclonic circulation formed over Lakshadweep. As per the alert, isolated places across the state will receive heavy rains accompanied by thunder and gusty winds.

IMD has sounded an orange and yellow alert in various districts in view of the rains.

Orange alert in districts

May 17 – Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod

May 18 – Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod

May 19 – Kannur, Kasaragod

Yellow alerts in districts

May 17 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Alappuzha

May 18 – Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki

May 19 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad

May 20 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam

May 21 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off the Kerala coast from Monday till further notice.

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