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Heavy rains to lash Kerala, red alert issued in Kasaragod

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Kerala's Kasaragod for Saturday amid forecast of extremely heavy rainfall in the area.

With the southwest monsoon set to intensify, an orange alert has been issued in Idukki, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad, ANI said.

The IMD earlier issued a red alert for Wayanad from July 19 to 22, warning of rain in excess of 20 cm. It also issued a red alert for Malappuram and Kannur districts for July 19 and Kasargod district for July 20.