Southwest monsoon active over Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: With the South West Monsoon becoming active over Kerala, the state and union territory of Lakshadweep received heavy rains today.
The highest amount of rain was received in Vadakara in Kozhikode (8 cm), while Minicoy (Lakshadweep) and Mavelikkara (Alapuzha) received 7 cm each, an IMD bulletin said.
Heavy rains in Kerala and Lakshadweep are likely to continue till June 4.
Fishermen have been warned that strong winds from the western direction occasionally reaching 45-55 kmph is likely to occur along and off Kerala coast during the next 24 hours from two pm today.
The other chief amounts of rainfall in cm are: Agati (Lakshadweep), Kollam and Piravom (Ernakulam) 6 cm each, while Aminidivi (Lakshadweep), Kochi and Perumbavoor (Ernakulam), Kanjirappally and Kozha (Kottayam), Peermade (Idukki) Konni (Pathanamthitta) and Varkala (Thiruvananthapuram) received 5 cm rains. PTI