Heavy rain forecast in Kerala

Idukki: Northern and Central Kerala continue to witness heavy rains as the weather models of the Indian Meteorological Department sounded a red alert in Idukki and Wayanad, warning of extreme heavy rainfall, and an orange alert in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts, warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall.

The ongoing spell due to the influence of low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal will continue with heavy rains forecast till Sunday.

Meanwhile, another low pressure area is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to be a well-marked system by Sunday.

People living in the identified vulnerable areas have been advised to shift to relief camps as a precautionary step.