Heavy rains to lash Kerala; yellow alert in all districts
Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that Kerala will receive heavy rainfall in the coming days.
IMD alerted that isolated places in the state will receive from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm of rainfall within the next 24 hours.
As per the IMD forecast, yellow alert has been sounded in all 14 districts in the coming days.
Yellow alert in districts at a glance:
- June 22: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
- June 24: Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
- June 25: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
- June 26: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
Idukki will witness very heavy rain on June 26 and there is a possibility of an orange alert being declared. The district is likely to receive over 204 mm of rain in 24 hours. The public have been directed to stay vigilant.
As very heavy rains could lash Idukki district, police, fire and rescue service, revenue and local self government officials in hilly regions in Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Ernakulam have been asked to remain ready for emergencies.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) warned people residing in areas prone to landslide and mudslide to remain alert.
People living close to river banks and coastal areas have been directed to stay vigilant. Strong winds could uproot trees and electric poles, KSDMA warned.