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Thiruvananthapuram: Formation of depression over southwest Bay of Bengal will likely result in isolated heavy rains in Kerala for two more days, forecasts India Meteorological Department (IMD).
According to IMD, the well-marked low pressure intensified to depression and more spells can be expected. The depression formed in the southeast of Chennai will move west-northwestwards. It will cross north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh region by November 19, it said.
IMD has issued a yellow alert in 12 districts in Kerala for three days. They are as follows-
November 18: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
November 19: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
November 22: Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad
Meanwhile, the low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea is presently over the middle-east region of the sea. It is moving from west-northwestwards and will likely intensify in the next 48 hours. However, this reportedly won’t affect Kerala.