Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in eight districts of Kerala predicting incessant rainfall.
The alert has been issued in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
On Sunday, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur will be under yellow alert. Isolated rainfall accompanied by strong winds is expected in the district.
(A 'yellow alert' signifies heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm in 24 hours. People should stay away from rivers and other water bodies until the rains subside.)
These districts can expect rainfall between 64.5mm and 115.5mm.
Alert for coastal population
The Met department has warned the fishermen against going to sea till further information following the prediction for strong winds up to 60 km per hour and bad weather along the Kerala-Karnataka coast.
Fishing has also been prohibited along the Kerala-Lakshadweep coast. In view of possible high tides and sea erosion, people living in such areas along the coast should shift to safer places as and when directed by the authorities.
Fishermen and coastal population have been asked to be on alert. Boats, nets and other fishing equipment should be kept safely in fishing harbours. Visit to beaches, going to sea for fun should be avoided.