Thiruvananthapuram: India weather Department issued a Yellow alert in a dozen districts of southern Kerala for Monday as the state received heavy rainfall since Sunday night. As per IMD prediction, moderate to heavy rainfall in Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Idukki, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts, while a green alert was issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam districts.
Yellow alerts indicate 6 to 11 cm of rainfall in a day that could worsen over coming days. Green alert means no warning. Meanwhile, the IMD on Monday said cyclonic storm 'Gulab' has weakened into a deep depression after crossing the Andhra-Odisha coast.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin on Monday morning, deep depression lay centered at over south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh about 110 km south-southeast of Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur and 140 km west-northwest Andhra’s Kalingapatanam.
It has forecast light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Vidarbha. Heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over south Odisha and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Rayalaseema are also likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a depression during next 12 hours.