Kerala will witness heavy rainfall and strong winds for the next five days, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said today (31 July).

The Weather Survey Center informed that the heavy rainfall is the result of a depression in Odisha coast. And also there are possibilities for strong wind and thunderstorms in the State.

Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea. All the dams in Thiruvananthapuram district were opened. The water level in the Idukki dam has increased again.  One person was electrocuted in Kollam.

There was a widespread agricultural loss in Pallikadu, Kuttichal, Ampuri and Vellarada in Thiruvananthapuram. Also, Kuttanad is affected by monsoon rains. Reports say that waterlogging in low lying areas has continued.

In Idukki, there have been light showers. An Orange alert was announced when the water level reached at 2,395.30 in Idukki dam.

When the water level reaches 2,397 feet, then trail opening will be done.  A Red alert will be sounded if the water level reaches at 2,399 feet and the shutters of Idukki dam will be opened.