Thiruvananthapuram: With heat wave adversely affecting parts of Kerala, authorities in many districts on Monday ordered educational institutions to remain shut until further directive.
Palakkad, which has been bearing the brunt of the sizzling heat, recorded maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius.
Kozhikode recorded 38.4 degrees C, Kannur 37.4 degrees C, Punalur 36.5, Thiruvananthapuram 35.3, Kochi airport 35.7 and Kochi 34.6 degrees Celsius, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.
In the wake of the heat wave warning by IMD, more districts have announced holiday for schools and other educational institutions.
Palakkad District Collector on Monday ordered that schools and other educational institutions including professional colleges should remain shut till further directive.
Kozhikode District Collector N Prasanth, in his Facebook post, directed that all educational institutions including schools and coaching centres should not conduct classes till May 9 as summer has intensified.
Educational institutions would remain closed till May 5 in Kottayam and May 20 in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts.
A bus of a private school was seized at Chirayinkeezhu near here on Monday by District Collector Biju Prabhakar for opening the school and conducting classes by violating rules.
The power supply to the school was also disconnected, sources said....