Heavy rain likely in Kerala as low pressure forms over Arabian Sea


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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that a low pressure has formed over the south eastern part of the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep on Thursday morning. It will further intensify in the next 24 hours.

The low pressure will turn into a deep depression by Saturday morning and intensify into a cyclone by Sunday moving in north-northwest direction. No clear predictions has been made regarding the movement of the cyclone.

Earlier, it was predicted that the low pressure will be formed by Friday. Though Kerala does not come on the path of the cyclone, heavy rain and gusty wind are likely in the state till May 17, the IMD warned.

Gusty wind with a speed of 80 kmph is likely in Kerala coast till Saturday. The wind will intensify on Sunday. Fishing has been banned in Kerala coast from Wednesday midnight.

An orange alert has been sounded in 7 districts on Friday, 6 districts on Saturday and 2 districts on Sunday. However, precautions in view of a red alert will have to be taken, as per reports.

Orange Alert

May 14 - Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

May 15 - Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

May 16 - Kannur, Kasaragod

Yellow Alert

May 13 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

May 14 - Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram

May 15 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

May 16 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

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