Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that heavy rains accompanied by lightning will lash Kerala for the next five days. Following this, the department has issued yellow alerts in various districts.
A yellow alert has been issued in Idukki district on Sunday. At the same time, yellow alert has been issued in Kottayam district on Monday and Wednesday. A yellow alert has been issued in Pathanamthitta and Wayanad districts on April 28, Tuesday and April 30, Thursday respectively.
“Under the influence of wind discontinuity across peninsular India, fairly widespread rainfall/thundershower activity along with isolated heavy rainfall likely over Kerala and Mahe during next 4-5 days,” read the IMD bulletin issued on Sunday.
It is forecasted that isolated places in the state will receive rainfall from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm within 24 hours.
By issuing a yellow alert, the IMD has warned the public and officials concerned to stay vigilant.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has also alerted the public to stay vigilant as there are chances for lightning accompanied by rainfall from 2 pm to 10 pm. It is warned that lightning during this time will be highly dangerous. People are advised to avoid spending time outside if the sky is clouded.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea as heavy rains will lash the state.
“Squally weather very likely to prevail over Kanyakumari area, southeast Arabian sea off Kerala coast, west-central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh, north Bay of Bengal-Odisha coasts. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas on Sunday,” read the IMD bulletin.