IMD predicts heavy rain on Onam; Red alert in Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod today 


Thiruvananthapuram: India Meteorological Department has predicted isolated torrential rainfall in the state till September 10. An orange alert was issued for Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod on Thursday, Thiruvonam day. Meanwhile, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad fall under yellow alert.

IMD issued a red alert for Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod on Wednesday in view of expected heavy rain. Orange alert has been sounded for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on Wednesday.

IMD alerted the formation of a low pressure area in Bay of Bengal by Wednesday, which might intensify later. The low pressure may cause heavy rain in Kerala also. However, IMD has not confirmed whether the low pressure may turn to a cyclone.

Fishermen have to stay away from sea at Kerala and Lakshadweep till September 9 and Karnataka coast till September 10. The low pressure has been expected to move to the Odisha coast.

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