Thiruvananthapuram : The IMD forecast heavy rains for much of the state today. Five districts are put on Yellow Alert namely : Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram.
As per the forecast, downpours are expected to last until Wednesday and Monday will bring very severe rains.
In Kozhikode, severe rains accompanied by thunder and lightning that began last night continues to batter the district. With rains getting scanty in the catchment areas however, water in dams have come down marginally. Dams of Idukki and Kakki have moved to Orange Alert from its previous Red status.
The cyclonic storm over Tamil Nadu shores continues to brew and will likely intensify rains for Kozhikode with winds gusting up to 40 km per hour. The Tamil Nadu storm could also trigger heavy downpours in other districts of Kerala too.