Heavy rains likely in the state, Yellow Alert in seven districts

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Thiruvananthapuram: The monsoon rains are likely to continue in the state. Heavy rains are likely in seven districts of the state, the Meteorological department said. Yellow Alert has issued in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.

Meanwhile, the Central Meteorological Department has forecast that monsoon will hit all parts of India by Friday. Rain is expected to continue in the coming days.

Heavy rains are forecast for June 28 and 29, the Met. Department said. One or two places may receive rainfall of 7 to 11 cm. Strong winds are likely to blow across the Kerala coast at speeds of 40-55 km per hour. Fishermen are advised not to go to sea.

There are strong winds along with rain in the hilly areas. With heavy rains, there is a threat of sea erosion in the coastal belt. Due to flood threats in low lying areas of the state, people should be vigilant.

Those who live in areas prone to floods, landslides, and riverbanks should be cautious in case of strong winds and rain. Coastal residents who are prone to seasickness should also exercise caution. The State Disaster Response Authority said that it is important to look into the possible dangers of falling trees.

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