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Thursday, 12 December 2019 2.38 PM IST

Fani scare: Yellow alert in four districts; Rain to intensify from Monday

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Yellow alert was issued for four districts - Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, and Malappuram districts on Monday.

With cyclonic storm (Fani) formation seem in the south Bay of Bengal near Sri Lanka, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has warned of heavy rainfalls in four districts on Monday.

The Indian Met Department on Thursday said the well-marked low-pressure system over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to gather momentum and intensify as cyclone over the next 48 hours and move north westwards along and off the east coast of Sri Lanka near the north Tamil Nadu coast on April 30.

On Sunday a few places in Kerala will get light to moderate rainfall due to the impact of the possible cyclone. The intensity of the rain is likely to increase, with isolated heavy falls on Monday and Tuesday. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Malappuram districts on Monday.

The Met department has also warned of strong winds up to 50 kmph along the Kerala coast from April 26. Fishermen have been asked to keep off the equatorial Indian Ocean, adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and the Tamil Nadu coast during the period. Those already at sea have been advised to return by Sunday before the sea turns rough.

There are also warnings on landslides in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Palakkad.

The public have been advised to avoid night outings -time travel along hilly roads in these districts and parking near vulnerable locations. Tourists have been asked to stay away from hill destinations and beaches and avoid crossing rivers and rivulets, where flash floods are likely to happen.

In Thiruvananthapuram district, sea water has advanced to the costs. Disaster Management Authority has asked people living along the coast to be cautious.

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