Heavy rain expected in Kerala as depression in Arabian sea could turn into cyclonic storm
Thiruvananthapuram: A low pressure formation over south-east Arabian sea and east-central Arabian sea will turn into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
The department also predicted that the cyclonic storm may reach north Maharashtra and Gujarat shores by next Wednesday. If the depression develops into a cyclonic storm, it will be called ‘Nisarga’.
There could be heavy rainfall in Kerala on Sunday and Monday due to the depression. Strong winds, blowing between 45 kmph and 55 kmph, can reach Kerala shores during these days. Sometimes the wind speed can reach up to 65 kmph. Since the Arabian sea continues to be rough, all fishing activities across Kerala shores have been banned.
People living near sea shores have been warned to stay alert as sea attacks can intensify on Kerala shores. IMD has also issued warnings to those leaving in landslide prone areas and on the banks of rivers to remain alert due to the possibility of strong winds and rain.
Yellow alerts in districts
A yellow alert has been sounded in several districts in the coming days. They are:
May 31: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode.
June 1: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Kannur.
June 2: Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod.
June 3: Kasaragod and Kannur.