Thiruvananthapuram: Isolated heavy rain is likely in the state today. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Malappuram districts are likely to experience thundershowers at isolated places, and gusty winds of up to 40 kmph.The Central Meteorological Department has informed that isolated places in other districts are also likely to experience moderate rain. The authorities also advised people to be extremely cautious in the wake of the lightning warning.
Meanwhile, the low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclone. Cyclone Sitrang is expected to make landfall between Tingkona Island and Sandwip in Bangladesh on Tuesday morning, the Meteorological Department said.
The depression formed over North Andaman, 1,460 km southeast of Sagar Island in Bengal. As the cyclone approaches the coast, heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of Odisha and Bengal in the coming days, the Meteorological Department said.There is a warning not to go fishing in the central Bay of Bengal and Odisha and Bengal coasts till the 26th.