New Delhi: Rainfall accompanied by strong winds made its presence in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district on Wednesday, stated news agency ANI. Taking stock of the weather conditions, a ‘yellow’ alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in the district for October 30. Also Read - Kerala Tourism Industry Hit Due to Re-surge in Coronavirus Cases, Businesses Complain of Losses
The IMD has already issued ‘Red’ Alert in Lakshadweep for two days and ‘Orange’ Alert in six districts of Kerala, as extremely heavy rains expected in the area. The IMD had issued an ‘orange alert’ in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts for October 29, in Ernakulam, Alapuzha and Idukki districts for October 30, and in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for October 31, stated news agency ANI. Also Read - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Tests Positive for COVID-19, Condition Stable
Similarly, a ‘Yellow alert’ was sounded in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alapuzha and Idukki districts for October 29, in Trivandrum, Kollam, Trissur and Palakkad districts for October 30, and in Ernakulam, Trissur and Idukki districts for October 31.
Here are some of the pictures tweeted by news agency ANI showing the presence of strong winds and showers in the state.
Note that an ‘orange’ alert indicates a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in a particular area, while a ‘yellow’ alert suggests that the weather conditions do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, noted news agency ANI.
Earlier, a warning was issued to the fishermen to not venture into to the sea as squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph was expected to hit the Kerala coast.