Low pressure likely to form over Bay of Bengal; heavy rain predicted in Kerala for next 5 days

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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that new low pressure is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and near the Southern Andaman Sea on Saturday. The IMD has warned that the low-pressure would intensify in the next 48 hours.

Heavy rain is predicted in isolated areas in Kerala for the next five days. Rain alert has been issued for districts from Thiruvananthapuram to Malappuram. Rain is expected in the coming hours in hilly areas as well as coastal lines, as westerly winds has intensified.

At present, yellow alert has been sounded in 10 districts of the state. Rain is expected in seven districts from Thiruvananthapuram and Idukki and three districts, ie, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad.

The current rainfall is due to the influence of the prevailing low pressure in the Arabian Sea. It is estimated that the rain would intensify with the formation of the new low pressure.

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