Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted widespread rain in Kerala till Saturday. Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms are also predicted at isolated places in the state.
According to IMD, a cyclone has formed over the North Andaman Sea. As a result, heavy cyclonic winds will likely form over the Bay of Bengal. In the next 48 hours, this could likely intensify into a low-pressure belt over the southeast Bay of Bengal. IMD forecasted that it is likely to move in a west-northwest direction and intensify into a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. Currently, a cyclone is present near the Maharashtra coast in the Arabian Sea.
As a result of this, there is a possibility of widespread rain in Kerala from Tuesday to October 22. Authorities have issued orange and yellow alerts in various districts till Saturday.
Orange alert in various districts
Wednesday: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode
Thursday: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur
Friday: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad
Yellow alert in districts
Saturday:Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts.