Thundershowers likely to hit in seven districts; Five shutters of Aruvikkara Dam opened

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Thiruvananthapuram: Rain continues to spread across the state. The meteorological department predicts that in seven districts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Thrissur districts will experience heavy rainfall over the next three hours. The Meteorological Department stated that showers and thunderstorms are possible at times. Winds are possible at speeds of up to 40 km / h. Fishermen are warned not to go to sea.

Heavy rains continue in isolated places in Thiruvananthapuram. Water levels were felt in many places. The city’s Ajanta Theater Road is underwater. Water spikes were experienced in Kottur and Kuttikal. Due to heavy rains, five shutters of the Aruvikkara Dam have been opened. Four shutters were opened at 1.25 m and the fifth shutter was one meter. The water authority said that due to the shutter opening, the water levels in the Karamana river were rising and people living on both sides of the river should be vigilant.

The shutters at Karappuzha Dam will be reopened tomorrow as part of the rainy season, officials said. It has been decided to open three shutters at 5 centimeters from 11 am tomorrow. The Karapuzha Executive Engineer has warned that those near the river where the water is flowing should be vigilant.

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