Depression likely in Arabian sea; State on alert
Thiruvananthapuram: The state is on alert after the meteorological department warned of a depression in the Arabian Sea between Kerala and Lakshadweep by Wednesday.
The wind will turn stronger and isolated heavy rain accompanied by lightning strike is predicted in the coming days. An orange alert is sounded in Kollam and Idukki in view of extremely heavy rain on Wednesday.
The Meteorological Centre has not predicted the path and intensity of depression yet. However, the Disaster Management Authority is concerned if the depression may take a path similar to the Cyclone Ockhi in 2017.
Gusty wind with speed of 40-50 kmph and strong lightning strike is predicted in Lakshadweep and Maldives on Sunday. From Monday to Wednesday, gusty wind with a speed of 50-60 kmph and lightning strike is predicted in Kerala coast, southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep and Maldives.
The fishermen are warned not to venture into sea during these days. The Disaster Management Authority also advised them to strictly follow the warning. According to predictions, rain will intensify in north Kerala on Sunday and in south Kerala afterwards.
Meanwhile, Cyclone Kyarr formed in middle east Arabian Sea is moving towards Oman coast in west and north west direction, informed the met department. This is likely to intensify in the coming days.
Sunday – Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
Monday – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki
Tuesday - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki
Wednesday - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam