Met department warns of heavy rains with thunder and lightning
Thiruvananthapuram: The meteorological department has warned of heavy rains along with thunder and lightning at isolated areas across the state on Friday. Wind speeds could reach 45-50 kilometres per hour, it said.
A yellow alert has been issued in Ernakulam and Kollam district which are expected to receive heavy rains. The met department also directed the public to follow the instructions issued by the disaster management authority in view of the lightning alert.
Along with heavy rains, the state is likely to experience lightning strike between 4 and 10 pm. Such lightning strike are dangerous to humans, livestock and electrical equipment.
The disaster management authority has termed lightning as a disaster on its own. It urged the public to exercise caution as the lightning strike may not be visible during daylight.