Thunderstorms, light rain relieve heat in Kerala

KOCHI: With the opening of the sky, temperatures dropped a couple of degrees across the state with moderate to heavy rains reported from many places in the Sunday afternoon hours.

The meteorological department said light thunderstorms with winds hitting about 40 kilometers per hour hit the state early in the evening. This scaly climate is likely to prevail over Lakshadweep Kerala coast area on Monday too. Anglers are advised not to venture into this sea area.

There is a warning that moderate rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places in most districts of the state on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department said a thunderstorm accompanied by a gusting wind (speed reaching 30-40 km/h) is highly likely to occur at one or two places over Kerala in the first half of next week.

This is because a wind channel runs from Madhya Maharashtra through the interior. It will bring rain to the region.

Meanwhile, the Skymet weather said that over the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain activities and thunderstorms are expected to occur in Kerala, southern and inland Tamil Nadu. Daytime temperatures in the southern peninsular regions will be above normal.

However, on Sunday, dry weather prevailed over Kerala and Lakshadweep during the day. No large change in maximum temperature was noted during the past 24 hours. However, it was well above normal in Kozhikode,, Alappuzha, Kannur, Malappuram&palakkaddistrictsandremainednormalelsewhereoverkerala.palakkadrecordedthehighestmaximumtemperatureof39degreescelsius.