Heavy rain to lash Kerala for next 4 days; yellow alerts issued
Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rainfall across the state from Friday due to a low-pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal.
The weathermen also informed that the ‘northeast monsoon’ which is popularly known as ‘Thulavarsham’ in Kerala, will commence only by the end of October.
“Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely at one or two places from October 8 to 12 over Kerala and from October 8 to 10 over Lakshadweep,” read the alert issued by IMD.
IMD has sounded a yellow alert in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts on Thursday. Meanwhile, Idukki and Malappuram districts are under yellow alert on Friday.
As per the weather forecast, north and central Kerala will receive heavy rain from Friday. It is examined that the low-pressure area is likely to intensify into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal and move towards Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coasts.
During the northeast monsoon, depression and cyclones are likely to form in the Bay of Bengal. Meanwhile, IMD has alerted that only a few cyclones will occur in the Arabian sea during this season. At the same time, Kerala will receive heavy rain due to the cyclones which would form in the Indian Ocean.