Isolated heavy rainfall in Kerala till Tuesday; IMD issues yellow alert

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Thiruvananthapuram: Due to the influence of cyclone Mandous, Kerala witnessed heavy rain with thunder and lightning. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in several districts till Tuesday. The weather department has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated areas in the state.

Several southern districts experienced water logging due to the rainfall since Saturday night. The rainfall that started on Saturday night continues in many regions.

The IMD issued a yellow alert for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram on Sunday. Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur are on yellow alert on Monday and Tuesday.

Squally weather with wind speed up to 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is likely to prevail over Lakshadweep area and the Kerala-Karnataka coasts on Monday and Tuesday, the weather department said in a bulletin.

Windy weather is likely over the southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, including the Lakshadweep area, on December 14, it said.

The IMD has warned fishermen not to go fishing in these areas during these days.

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