Thiruvananthapuram: The northern districts of Kerala are likely to experience heavy rainbfall on Friday.
The forecast from India Meteorological Department said the well-marked low pressure area over east-central Arabian Sea would gradually intensify into a depression anytime and by Friday, the system would start moving in the north-west direction while intensifying further into a cyclone.
Then it is very likely to re-curve and move nearly westwards towards south Oman and adjoining Yemen coast with gradual intensification during subsequent 72 hours.
Though Kerala is not in the path of the depression, some of its northern regions may witness heavy rainfall as a result.
Yellow alert has been issued in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala.
The Kasargod district collector has declared a holiday for all eductional institutions including professional colleges in the district.
A red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka in the wake of heavy rains and forecast of possible formation of cyclone Kyarr along the coast in the next two days.
Fishermen in theses areas have been warned against venturing into the sea. Fishermen already out in the sea have been advised to return to the shore.