Rain in Kerala to intensify; Red, Orange alerts sounded
Thiruvananthapuram: Rain in Kerala will intensify in the next two days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The IMD has sounded Red and Orange alerts in various districts in the state on July 18, 19 and 20.
Red alert has been sounded in Idukki on July 18, Idukki and Malappuram on July 19, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur districts on July 20. The IMD forecasts very heavy rain in these districts.
The IMD has sounded Orange alert in Idukki on July 17, Kottayam on July 18, Ernakulam and Palakkad on July 19 and in Palakkad, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts on July 20. The IMD has forecasted isolated and heavy or very heavy rain in these districts.
Orange alert reminds the public and government mechanisms to exercise caution. Besides, the IMD has sounded yellow alert in several districts.
The IMD has warned of heavy winds across Kerala coast. Wind speeds could reach between 40 and 50 kilometers per hour. Fisher-folk have been asked to exercise caution.