Hot weather continues in Kerala: IMD issues yellow alert in three districts till 9 May

The IMD said maximum temperatures were likely to be around 39 degrees Celsius in Kollam, Palakkad and Kozhikode and 38 degrees Celsius in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.

ByPTI

Published May 08, 2024 | 4:42 PM Updated May 08, 2024 | 4:42 PM

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday, 8 May, issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts of the state till 9 May due to the likelihood of heat wave conditions there.

The IMD said maximum temperatures were likely to be around 39 degrees Celsius in Kollam, Palakkad and Kozhikode and 38 degrees Celsius in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.

The maximum temperatures will likely be around 37 degrees Celsius in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Kannur and 36 degrees Celsius in Malappuram and Kasaragod districts of the state from today till 10 May.

These temperatures were three to five degrees Celsius more than what was normal for this time of the year, it said.

“Heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail at one or two places in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts on 8 and 9 May (YELLOW WARNING),” the IMD further said.

It also said that hot and humid weather was very likely over these districts except in the hilly areas during this period.

Besides that, warm night conditions were very likely to prevail at one or two places in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts today, the IMD said.

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