Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in Kerala for the next 2 days. The department has sounded a yellow alert in 8 districts including Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod on Tuesday.
As per the forecast, the districts placed under yellow alert are likely to receive isolated heavy rainfall from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm within 24 hours.
"Scattered rainfall likely to continue over Peninsular India during next 5 days. Isolated heavy falls over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala during the next 2 days. Isolated very heavy falls are likely over Coastal Karnataka on 13th Sep," tweeted IMD.
A low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression by late Sunday night and triggered extremely heavy rains in many states especially West India.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.