Heavily overcast skies threatened to play spoilsport right from the time polling commenced at 7 a.m. in Kerala however besides for Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Idukki districts, the rains held off and polling remained brisk for the better part of the morning.
in many districts, citizens grew to become out in huge numbers at polling booths in the morning, looking forward to strong summer rains later inside the day.
In Kochi, heavy rains affected polling until 8.30 am however picked up after the rains eased off. The rains that had been lashing Idukki considering the fact that Sunday night time deterred citizens from venturing out early within the day, especially in tribal regions and far flung settlements.
however, the overcast skies supplied respite from the blazing summer season warmth in Kannur, Kasargode, Kozhikode and Palakkad districts, encouraging electorate to come out in huge numbers. longqueues had been seen at polling cubicles within the four districts in the course of the morning.