Kerala Braces for Heavy Rains and Flash Floods, Monsoon Expected to Hit by May 31

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted extreme summer rains in Kerala, particularly in the central and southern districts, until Wednesday. Heavy showers in a short period are likely, increasing the risk of flash floods and landslides. The monsoon has already reached parts of the South Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands, and the South Bay of Bengal, and it is expected to arrive in Kerala on May 31.

In many areas, including Thiruvananthapuram city, the persistent summer rains over the past three days have caused significant flooding, especially in low-lying regions. Consequently, a temporary ban has been imposed on tourism in Ponmudi, and travel in the hilly areas of Idukki is restricted from 7 pm to 6 am. Off-road safari and mining activities in the district are also banned.

Tragically, Vikraman, an 82-year-old man, was found dead in the water in front of his house in Thoppumudukku, Thiruvananthapuram’s Chakkai. He is suspected to have fallen due to a heart attack, leading to his head being submerged in the water in his yard. Vikraman, who was undergoing treatment for asthma and low blood pressure, lived alone after his wife passed away eight years ago. His death is being investigated, with the cause to be confirmed following a post-mortem report.

Additionally, a landslide blocked the road to Gavi from Pathanamthitta on Sunday morning, though traffic has since been restored. The forest department has temporarily banned travel to Gavi.

Weather Alerts for Monday and Tuesday:

Red Alert: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki

Orange Alert: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam

Yellow Alert: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

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