The Indian Meteorological Department(IMD) predicted that three districts in Kerala namely Palakkad, Thrissur and Idukki will witness heavy rain and strong winds on October 7. Therefore, red alerts have been issued in these districts.
Across the state of Kerala by Oct 5th, heavy rains are expected. A yellow alert has been issued in most districts in Kerala from Oct 5th to 7th. Today, some districts and isolated areas are likely to experience heavy rains. Orange alert has been issued in Idukki from 4th to 6th, Thrissur and Palakkad on the 6th and Pathanamthitta on the 7th.
Pinarayi Vijayan, the CM said that on Oct 5th, a low pressure is likely to form over southeast Arabian Sea. It is likely to change into a depression and move towards northwestwards in the next 48hours. Thereafter, it is more likely to result into a cyclonic storm.
It is advised that fishermen not to venture into southeast and central Arabian sea from Oct 4 onwards. Before Oct 5th, the fishermen at deep sea areas of southeast and central Arabian Sea have been advised to return to shore.
At this time, the CM advised not to travel to hilly areas from 4th to the mentioned dates and mainly against travelling Munnar to experience Nilakurinji.
He added that he would request the Central Government to send 5 more teams of the NDRF to Kerala. In order to take proper measures, the Disaster Management Authority will chair a state executive meeting to study the water level in dams.