Heavy rain to continue in Kerala, IMD withdraws red alert for 5 districts


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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Metrological Department has withdrawn the red alert issued for five districts in Kerala on Monday as rain subsided in the state. Meanwhile, IMD sounded an orange alert in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod on Monday.

“The presence of cyclonic circulations over Lakshadweep and north Tamil Nadu coast are expected to bring fairly widespread rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/ lightning/gusty winds with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Kerala, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka during the next five days, alerted IMD.

Orange alert in districts

May 16 – Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod

May 17 – Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod

May 18 – Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

Yellow alert in districts

May 16 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha

May 17 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayand

May 18 – Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

May 19 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

May 20 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam

Though IMD sounded yellow alert in some districts, people in hilly regions are advised to exercise extreme caution similar to orange alert in view of the heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

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