The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued a yellow alert in various districts from Tuesday to Saturday as heavy rains are expected to lash the state for the next five days.
"Though, the state is unlikely to be affected by cyclone Vayu, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds are expected to lash the state," KSDMA says.
A yellow alert was issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, a yellow alert was issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kozhikode and Kannur along with Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kasargode districts.
Yellow alert for Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode will remain on Thursday as well. Yellow alert will be in place in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur on Friday, June 14 and in Idukki and Malappuram on Saturday, June 15.
The IMD has predicted isolated heavy showers in these districts to the extent of 12 cm in a day.
Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea.
It is predicted that cyclone Vayu is very likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning of June 13.