Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Meteorological Department has predicted rain with thunder and lightning at isolated places in Kerala till Friday. Thunderstorms are dangerous. They cause great damage to human and animal life, electrical and communication networks, and appliances connected to electrical conductors. The warning says to immediately move inside a safe building after seeing the first sign of lightning.
Staying outdoors can increase the risk of lightning. Keep windows and doors closed during periods of strong winds and lightning. Stay inside the building and try not to touch the wall or floor as much as possible. Unplug household appliances. Proximity to electrical equipment should also be avoided during thunderstorms.
Avoid using the telephone during thunderstorms. It is okay to use mobile phones. If the weather is cloudy, ensure that children do not play in open spaces and terraces, the advisory said.