Kerala has been battered by heavy rains, prompting an orange alert in four districts.

Kerala's coast was pummelling by heavy rain on Tuesday. In four districts, an orange alert has been issued. More rain is expected in the southern state, according to the IMD.
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A strong westerly wind flow from the Arabian Sea to the South Peninsular India at lower tropospheric levels brought heavy rainfall and thundershowers to numerous districts of Kerala.

More rain is expected in Kerala and Lakshadweep in the coming days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heavy rains are expected in four districts, including Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasaragod, according to the weather service. The rest of the districts are on high alert.

Fishermen off the coast of Kerala have been told not to go into the sea. A flood warning has also been issued for the southern state's coastline and hilly districts.

According to ANI, heavy rains interrupted life in Kottayam, causing rivers to flood, electric lines to be damaged, and crop yields to be ruined.

Meanwhile, Kerala Health Minister Veena George presided over a meeting with the state's health department to discuss monsoon preparations. In all districts, the Chief Secretary asked the district collectors to take precautionary steps.

People in distress can dial 1077, which is a dedicated 24-hour emergency control centre.