According to sources heavy rains, which have lashed kerala for the past three days as the southwest monsoon gained momentum, will persist in the state for the next two days. Meanwhile the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red warning to various districts until Monday. Hence this warning has been issued to the districts where extremely heavy rainfall, up to 204mm in 24 hours, is predicted. Accordingly a red warning has been issued for Idukki and Kasaragod on Sunday and Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur on Monday.
Furthermore according to IMD, a red warning is issued to state machineries ‘to take action’. It is the highest level of warning issued by IMD. Meanwhile, an orange warning or ‘be prepared’ has been issued to Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Kannur on Sunday; Idukki and Kasaragod on Monday; Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod on Tuesday and Kannur and Kasaragod on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall up to 115.5mm in 24 hours is expected in these districts.
Moreover the water level of Chaliyar river, which passes through Malappuram, is increasing and was recorded to be at 22.25 meter as of Saturday.