No rain warning till Tuesday; monsoon to gain strength next week
Thiruvananthapuram: With Kerala recovering from the devastating rains, floods and landslides a yellow alert has been issued in Idukki district. There is no rain alert across the state for the next five days.
India Meteorological Department said that south-west winds will aid in monsoon gaining strength next week.
A cyclonic formation in the Tamil Nadu region will cause isolated heavy rains in Idukki on Friday and hence the yellow alert. However, the weathermen have not issued any alerts across the state from Saturday (17-08-2019) to Tuesday (20-08-2019). However, rains are likely to intensify after Tuesday.
From Tuesday onwards, south-west winds will aid to intensify rains. Kerala is likely to experience isolated heavy rains on August 20 and 21. Around 75 per cent of Kerala is likely to receive rains on August 20, the IMD said.
As depressions have moved away from Kerala coast, there are no warnings refraining fisherfolk from venturing into the sea.
However, southern Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari regions are likely to experience winds reaching speeds of 45-55 kilometres per hour. Regions between Colachel and Dhanushkodi will witness huge waves reaching four metres in height.
Fisherfolk have been refraining from venturing into these areas for fishing.