Thunderstorms and lightening predicted in Kerala till Sunday

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People stand on Kasimedu fishing harbour being hit by the high tides due to the strong winds triggered by Cyclone Mandous. Photo : ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Isolated rains are predicted across Kerala till Sunday, April 2. The Indian Meteorological Department forecast lightning as well.

Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Wayanad are likely to witness thunderstorms in the next few hours. Winds up to 40 kmph are also likely.

Two people were killed in lightning in Kottayam's Mundakayam on Wednesday evening.

High tides are expected on Kerala shores until 11.30 pm Thursday. It could be as high as 1 metre, according to the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.

“There is a possibility that sea will be rough nearshore along the coast from 17:30 hours of 29-03-2023 to 23:30 hours of 30-03-2023 due to the effect of high period (16-20 sec) swell waves, having 0.5-0.8 m. Current speeds vary between 10- 50cm/sec,” the notification said.

Fishermen and coastal residents are advised to stay vigilant about rough seas. They must cooperate with the authorities if asked to move to a safer place.

Boats and equipment must be kept safe in the harbour.

Visiting beaches must be avoided.

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