Kerala on high alert after warning of depression over Arabian Sea

Heavy rainfall predicted in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu fishermen advised caution

It is very likely to move north-north-westwards and intensify into a deep depression during next 48 hrs.

It has maintained the outlook of rough sea conditions and squall and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off south Tamil Nadu and the Kerala coast, Comorin-Maldives area, Lakshadweep area and the Gulf of Mannar area during the next two days. It would move northwest and intensify into deep depression in the next 48 hours. The sea will turn rough in this period and therefore fishermen have been warned from going out, the agency said.

A meeting of the executive committee of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) chose to extend the alert for coastal communities till March 15 in view of the evolving situation. A signal 3 warning has been raised at all ports and harbours. Control rooms in coastal taluks will function till Thursday.

The state government, still grappling with the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi in November previous year, took stock of the situation at a high-level meeting here and issued directives for contingency preparedness.

The department has predicted heavy rainfall in next 73 hours.

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Attending a top-level meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan ordered to get back all the fishermen already out in the sea.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest weather bulletin has warned of heavy rain, thundershowers and squally winds in southern Kerala over the next 48 hours due to the formation of a depression over the southeast Arabian Sea.

Ocean State forecast indicates that offshore the maximum high waves will be in the range of 4 to 5.2 meters during 2.30 pm on March 13 to 11.30 pm on March 14 along Kerala coast from Vizhinjam to Kasaragod.

"We have alerted fishermen not to venture into sea till March 15", Sudevan said. Officials have been asked to be ready and, if necessary, coastal relief shelters would be opened at short notice.

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