Depression: Heavy rains to lash Kerala from Monday; yellow alert issued
Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala from Monday. A depression is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. Yellow alert has been declared in all districts on Monday and Tuesday.
The IMD predicted that Kerala will receive above average rainfall until August 13. There are concerns that if the depression intensifies, Kerala will receive heavy rains similar to last year which resulted in floods.
On Saturday, yellow alert was declared in all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad and Wayanad. On Sunday, yellow alert was sounded in all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Palakkad.
Once the depression intensifies, Kerala will receive heavy rains. It is assumed that the depression will intensify and move towards the Odisha coast. During the second week of August, another depression is likely to be formed in the Bay of Bengal.
Warning for fisherfolk
Kerala and Karnataka coast along with Lakshadweep and Maldives will experience strong winds with speed reaching 60 kmph on August 2, 3 and 4. Fisherfolk have been refrained from venturing into the sea on these days. Fishing has been banned across the Kerala coast until August 4.