The easy-to-understand imagery made it go almost viral on WhatsApp and young or old alike, people wondered and shuddered at the intensity of the cyclones.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for the districts of Ernakulam, Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur in Kerala.
Heavy downpour and the overflowing of a river have been cited as the reasons. Konkan Railway officials said that the passengers were safe.
IMD has issued Orange alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts on Decemberv1 and for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts on December 2.
Thalassery in Kannur district recorded the maximum of nine cm of rainfall in the state on Sunday while most districts continued to witness good spells for the past few days.
The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod have been issued yellow alert.
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely to prevail along and off the Kerala coast.
Red alert issued in seven districts-Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad.
The India Meteorological Department also declared an Orange alert in various districts from August 6 to 9.
Of the 10 subdivisions of central India, Odisha is the only one to receive normal rainfall.