A view from Kochi | Photo: R S Iyer | AP
Thiruvananthapuram: The Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall to continue in the state for five more days. As extremely heavy rainfall is expected, an orange alert has been sounded in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Malappuram districts on Tuesday. Also lightning is likely till Wednesday, informed the meteorological centre.
Fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea in view of the adverse weather conditions. Those residing in coastal areas and fisherfolk have been instructed to stay vigilant.
The height of waves may rise between 2 metres and 2.7 metres along the Alappuzha, Kochi, Ponnani, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod coasts. Rough sea has been predicted here by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.
The low pressure formed over the Arabian Sea caused the monsoon to be active in Kerala again. The low pressure moved towards the Karnataka coast. Following this, more rainfall is expected in north Kerala.
The low pressure is expected to weaken by Tuesday. The Western wind will intensify in the coming days. This is favourable for heavy rainfall, said meteorological centre director K Santhosh.
IMD has predicted that more than normal rainfall will be received in Kerala during the days till September 17. Alerts have been issued in various districts in view of heavy rain.