Thiruvananthapuram : The India Meteorological Department(IMD) stated arrival of monsoon for Kerala today. The pre-monsoon showers have been heavy in several parts of the State in past few days.
The onset of monsoon will see widespread rains, the IMD forecast. Yellow Alert has been issued for districts of Alappuzha and Ernakulam. Isolated rains with thunder and lighting is also predicted in places at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode districts, where winds could gust up to 40 kmph.
Moderate rains in isolation could also be witnessed in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad and Wayanad districts. Fishing has been prohibited across state coasts.