Several areas including roads in the Indian city of Kochi were flooded, badly affecting the movement of traffic. The state government has closed schools in the state following an “Orange Alert” sounded by the federal Meteorological Department for Monday and Tuesday.
Kerala: All schools in Kochi are closed today, following heavy rainfall in the city. An orange alert has already been issued for the next two days. pic.twitter.com/TjM5GIp0Fr— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
“The Northeast Monsoon will trigger vigorous rain in Kerala for the next two days. Thus due precautions must be taken by the local administration as the situation could turn grim in some parts,” predicted meteorologists at the private weather agency Skymet.
According to reports, rains have also affected by-elections in the Ernakulam Assembly constituency, which votes on Monday.