IMD predicts heavy rains in Kerala; sounds yellow alert in 7 districts

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Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted isolated heavy rains in the next five days in the state.
Further, IMD sounded a yellow alert in 7 districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki on Saturday. A yellow alert will be in place in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki districts on Sunday.

Rainfall between 64.5 mm to 115.5mm in 24 hours is termed heavy rainfall Even though, a yellow alert was issued for the Idukki district on Saturday, there is a possibility for excessive rain.

IMD has also warned fishermen not to venture into the sea on the Kerala coast on Saturday.

“ Strong winds 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely along and off Kerala coast,” reads the IMD alert.

The meteorological department warned that no one should venture into the sea on the Kerala coast until the warning is withdrawn.

The IMD informed that there are no restrictions on venturing into the sea on Karnataka and Lakshadweep coasts.

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