Severe rainfall alert today

Severe rainfall alert today, Heavy winds and isolated heavy rain with lightning are expected in Kerala until tomorrow, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Lightning is most likely to strike between the hours of 2 and 10 p.m.

The districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, and Malappuram are under a yellow alert today. Tomorrow, the districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad will be under yellow alert.

Isolated cases of heavy rain with lightning are expected, according to the IMD. Authorities have issued an alert that is similar to an orange alert in hilly areas that have experienced heavy rains in recent days. Fishing activities along the Kerala-Lakshadweep coast, on the other hand, are not restricted.

The presence of the “Jawed” cyclone in the Bay of Bengal has prompted the IMD to predict the formation of a cyclone. With extremely low pressure, the cyclone is expected to hit the Puri coast in Orissa. Later, the weaker cyclone could make its way to the Odisha-Bengal coast.

Thousands of people have been relocated from the coastal areas of West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore districts to safer areas. In Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam districts, nearly 50,000 people have been relocated to safer areas.

According to IMD’s 5-day precipitation forecast, minimum temperatures in West and Central India will remain unchanged for the next 48 hours before rising by 2-3°C. During the next two days, shallow to moderate fog in isolated pockets is very likely over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, and Meghalaya, as well as Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. In the remaining parts of the country, no significant change in minimum temperatures is expected in the next 4-5 days. Requesting everyone to stay indoors and stay safe.

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