IMD forecasts heavy rain in Kerala; Orange alert in 6 districts on Tuesday


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is likely to receive heavy rainfall till October 15, predicted India Meteorological Department. An orange alert has been sounded in six districts including Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki. IMD has issued a yellow alert in seven districts including Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod on Tuesday.

As the rain is intensifying, the inhabitants in low lying areas, riverbanks, hilly regions vulnerable to landslides should be more cautious to avert rain-related accidents.

IMD has also predicted strong wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kilometres per hour is likely to prevail over Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep coasts, the southern part of Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari and Maldives on Thursday and Friday. The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea these days.

Strong wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kilometres per hour are likely to prevail over the southeastern regions of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman sea, alerted IMD.

Rainfall forecast of IMD for the next four days

Orange Alert

12-10-2021 : Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

13-10-2021 : Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram

14-10-2021 : Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram

15-10-2021 : Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad

Yellow Alert

12-10-2021 : Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

13-10-2021 : Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

14-10-2021 : Palakkad, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

15-10-2021 : Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur

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