Rains intensify in state; orange alert in Kannur, yellow alert in 9 districts
Thiruvananthapuram: With the onset of south-west monsoon, rains lashing the state are intensifying.
In view of the heavy rains, an orange alert has been issued in Kannur while yellow alert has been sounded in 9 other districts - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kasaragod.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of extreme heavy rains in Kannur following which an orange alert was issued.
The IMD has also warned of gusty winds with speeds of 40km/hour in the state.
Fishermen have been warned against venturing into sea along Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep coasts.