Heavy Rain Forecast In Kerala, Red Alert Issued In Three DistrictsAn aerial shot of floods from Thiruvananthapuram on 24 August 2018 (Atul Loke/Getty Images)

The state of Kerala has begun to witness heavy rains in many pockets and is expected to stay for a few days, reports Business Line.

The rains are reportedly attributed to the formation of a weather system in the Southeast Arabian Sea, which is presently a Cyclonic Circulation. The system is likely to see further intensification into a low-pressure area in the next 24 hours.

The system will further become a depression and follow a northwestward track in the subsequent 48 hours, after which, there are enough possibilities for this system to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm Luban.

The India Met Department (IMD) has issued an alert for formation of a low-pressure area emerging from the cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep.

Some reports indicate that it would take a north-west track towards the Oman coast. The possibility of a northward track eyeing the South Pakistan-Gujarat coast in India is also on the cards.

The movement of the depression may be attributed to the westerly movement across West-Asia and Pakistan and a likely weather system back in the Bay of Bengal.

Heavy showers are expected to continue over the state of Kerala in the next 24 hours. The intensity of rains will increase thereafter, and between 6 October and 8 October, several parts of the state are expected to witness hefty showers, which may cause flooding conditions as well.

Fishermen are advised to move away from the coast soon and others have been advised to not venture out to sea at all. Moreover, tourists have been asked to avoid visiting the state, especially the hilly region of Munnar to see Neelakurinji.

In the month of August, Kerala has already been hit by hefty rains, which resulted in the worst floods of the century, claiming over 400 lives.


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