Thiruvananthapuram: India Meteorological Department predicted very heavy rain likely to lash in Kerala in the next three hours.
IMD alerted very heavy rain and wind gushing in 40 kmph, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulum, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, and Kasaragod districts. Fishermen alerted not to venture into the sea. The people in hillock regions are warned from travelling in the night.
Earlier IMD alerted very heavy rain likely to lash in Kerala till August 5. IMD forecasted the formation of a low-pressure area at the Bay of Bengal moving towards off Odisha coast.