Heavy Rainfall Predicted for Western India While North India Experience Heat Wave

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Heavy Rainfall Predicted for Western India While North India Experience Heat Wave

Western India swept by torrential rains

Thursday, 2nd July 2020

A red alert has been put out on Wednesday by the Indian Meteorological Department who has forecasted “extremely heavy rainfall” along the Konkan coast and Goa as well as coastal Karnataka for Friday.


Signs of intensification of cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea led the Meteorological Department’s Mumbai Centre to issue a counsel for the said areas. Their Goa Centre has issued an advisory for Thursday.


An IMD official said that in the last few days, central parts of Maharashtra including Marathwada region, western Maharashtra and Konkan region have been experiencing rains due to a cyclonic circulation. Matters are going to aggravate as it would morph into a “depression” in the Arabian Sea within the next 24 hours.


Red alert has been issued for Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Maharashtra State Disaster Management Cell has confirmed local bodies have been informed to take necessary steps. Other areas are expected to receive relatively less severe rainfall on Thursday and Friday.


IMD Goa has also issued warnings to fishermen from going to sea and advised local people to stay indoors.


Meanwhile the flood situation in Assam remains dreary after water levels in the Brahmaputra river continued to rise in Guwahati. While the state has been experiencing heavy rain since the last few days, there are predictions of further rainfall and a red alert issued in Assam, Meghalaya and Bihar today. Death toll has reached 25 so far in Assam.


However, there are reports of floodwater subsiding from Udalguri and Kamrup areas, though it has continued to keep 23 other districts under water. Several infrastructure has sustained substantial damage due to continued inundation.


Medium to heavy showers have been predicted in several other parts of the country for the next few days, including Gujarat and North-east India. Isolated heavy showers have also been predicted in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh an East Uttar Pradesh during the next 48 hours as a result of the cyclonic circulation.


Although monsoon rains will hit most parts of the country, northern parts of the country will continue to have sultry weather.



Source: Indian Express

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