Kozhikode: All educational institutions will remain shut in Thrissur, Ernakulam Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta on Thursday. District collectors of the six districts declared a holiday for all educational institutions including professional colleges in view of the incessant downpour.
The India Meteorological Department has sounded an orange alert in these districts.
By Wednesday evening itself, Kottayam, Idukki and Alappuzha declared Thursday holiday.
Though Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Thrissur district collectors had declared holiday in selected Taluks, it was extended later.
The holiday is applicable to all educational institutions except for residential ones.