Kochi, JUly 17: IMD has forecast the sea along the Malabar Coast in Kerala is expected to be very rough in the coming days. This corresponds with the strengthening of monsoon in Southern India.
Authorities in Kerala have issued alerts across the state anticipating heavy rains in the next few days. The India Meteorological department (IMD) in its latest weather forecast has said very to very heavy rains are expected in Kerala.
Besides this, IMD said the sea along the Malabar Coast in Kerala is expected to be very rough. This corresponds with the strengthening of monsoon in Southern India.
The state disaster management authority has issued red, yellow and orange alerts in various districts of the state. Red alert denotes likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.
The districts where red alert has been issued are:
Idukki (18, 19 and 20 July)
Malappuram (18, 19 and 20 July)
Wayanad and Kannur (19 July)
Ernakulam and Thrissur (July 20)
Meanwhile, the state disaster authority has issued orange and yellow alerts in all districts. These alerts are issued from July 18 to July 20.
Last year, Kerala suffered the worst rain-related tragedy in 100 years. Hundreds were killed and daily life in Kerala remained out of order for nearly a month. Basic supplies were hit and transportation lines badly damaged. Even air services had to be called off as many airports were flooded.
The Army, Navy and Air Force, along with NDRF and state authorities carried out nearly a month-long relief and rescue operation to restore some normalcy in the state.