The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains in Kerala starting from Tuesday which will go on till the 17th of the month. The department has also predicted landslides and floods due to the rains.
According to reports, the state is set to receive 17 to 20 cm of rain from Tuesday onwards. Heavy rains are predicted in the hilly regions, north of Alappuzha.
The department has predicted landslides in certain regions which include Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod.
The Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts will be hit by heavy winds of up to 35-40 kmph from the North-Western direction.
Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the seas for 24 hours starting from 2 pm on Tuesday, as high tides will be expected in the western part of Lakshadweep and northern part of Arabian Sea.
All educational institutes which include schools and professional colleges and Anganwadis and even CBSE and ICSE schools in Ernakulam and Wayanad districts, will remain shut on Tuesday, owing to torrential rains witnessed by the districts.
To compensate for the rain holidays, one of the Saturdays will be made working, Ernakulam district collector informed the media.