Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is on alert as it anticipates heavy rainfall today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in eight districts, including Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, and Palakkad. The alert is in response to the chance for isolated and heavy rains, expected to be accompanied by thunderstorms in the afternoon.
The cyclone ‘Hamun’ is expected to form in the Bay of Bengal today, with a path leading it towards the Bangladesh coast by Wednesday. According to IMD’s predictions, the state is likely to experience heavy rainfall over the next five days. The IMD has also issued warnings about the possibility of high waves along the Kerala coast, with waves and storms expected tonight.
The IMD’s assessment indicates a potential wave height of 1.0 to 3.0 metres on the Kerala coast and 1.2 to 3.0 metres on the Tamil Nadu coast until 11:30 pm. To ensure the safety of residents in danger zones, officials have recommended relocation measures as the rough sea conditions are expected to intensify.