Hot weather continues in Kerala: IMD issues yellow alert for 12 districts

The India Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a yellow alert for 12 out of the 14 districts in Kerala due to the likelihood of high temperature and humidity there till May 6.
Kerala Heatwave - Yellow alert for 12 districts
Kerala Heatwave - Yellow alert for 12 districts

Thiruvananthapuram | The India Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a yellow alert for 12 out of the 14 districts in Kerala due to the likelihood of high temperature and humidity there till May 6.

IMD said the maximum temperatures were very likely to be around 39 degrees Celsius in Palakkad, around 38 degrees Celsius in Kollam, Thrissur and Kozhikode, around 37 degrees Celsius in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Kannur districts and around 36 degrees Celsius in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts from May 4 to May 6.

"Hot and humid weather is very likely over these districts except in hilly areas during May 4 to May 6 due to high temperature and humidity. (YELLOW WARNING)," it said.

It also issued a yellow alert for Alappuzha and Kozhikode districts for today due to the possibility of warm night conditions there.

The southern state has been reeling under hot weather conditions for several days leading to educational institutions being closed in Kerala till May 6.

Additionally, the government has also issued a slew of directions which include avoiding working under the sun from 11 am to 3 pm by construction workers, farmers, hawkers, etc.

It has also asked everyone to avoid exposure to sunlight during these hours of the day and remain hydrated.

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