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Top Weather Updates: Heavy’ Rainfall Alert in Multiple States; Flash-Flood Risk Persists in Himachal

Top Weather Updates: Heavy’ Rainfall Alert in Multiple States; Flash-Flood Risk Persists in Himachal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a new weather warning for the next five days, indicating that several states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, and the flood-affected Himachal Pradesh, will continue to experience heavy monsoon rains without any relief in sight. 

The ongoing monsoon season has caused widespread damage and disruption in these regions, and the IMD’s forecast signals the continuation of adverse weather conditions. Authorities and residents in these states are urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of heavy rainfall.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has attributed the ongoing heavy monsoon rains to a cyclonic circulation over northwest Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding area, as well as the formation of a low-pressure area (LOPAR) over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha’s coast. These weather systems are responsible for the persistent rainfall in the affected states. 

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The IMD has also issued warnings about the possibility of further landslides in the hilly regions of Maharashtra and Odisha, while other areas may continue to face challenges with waterlogging due to the continuous rainfall. The situation remains critical, and authorities are closely monitoring the weather developments to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in the affected regions.

Here are the IMD’s latest weather predictions:

Odisha: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather warning for Odisha, stating that the existing low-pressure area (LOPAR) is expected to bring light to moderate widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall across the state until July 24. 

The IMD has also forecast the formation of another low-pressure area on July 24. In light of the situation, districts such as Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, and Gajapati have been cautioned to take precautionary measures due to the potential risk of landslides. Residents in these areas are advised to stay alert and take necessary safety measures to protect themselves and their property during this period of heavy rainfall and potential landslide threats.

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Gujarat and Maharashtra: A prediction of widespread rainfall with the possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the next five days. Mumbai is expected to experience extremely heavy rainfall in certain areas until Saturday. Gujarat has been placed on an ‘Orange’ alert for today, indicating a prediction of ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall. 

In response to the weather conditions, schools in Maharashtra’s Palghar and Thane districts will remain closed until Saturday. Additionally, schools in Pune’s Ambegaon, Khed, Junnar, Bhor, Purandar, Mulshi, and Maval talukas will remain closed on Friday. Residents in these regions are advised to exercise caution and stay updated with weather forecasts to ensure their safety during the ongoing heavy rainfall.

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Goa: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted “light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall” for Goa, with isolated areas experiencing “heavy to very heavy rainfall.” Additionally, there is a likelihood of isolated areas in Konkan and Goa receiving “extremely” heavy rainfall on July 21. Residents in these regions are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions in response to the anticipated weather conditions.

Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand: Expected to receive light to moderate, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall until July 24. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a low to moderate flash flood risk in Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Shimla, and Sirmaur districts during this period. Due to the weather conditions, Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh has declared holidays for all schools until July 22 to ensure safety and minimize any potential risks. Residents in these hilly regions are urged to stay cautious and prepared during this period of ongoing rainfall and flood risk.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan’s eastern regions are expected to witness very heavy rainfall today, and the widespread precipitation is likely to continue until July 24. Additionally, certain areas may experience heavy showers during this period. Residents in these regions are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions as heavy rainfall can lead to flooding and other potential hazards. It is crucial to monitor local weather updates and follow safety guidelines issued by the authorities to ensure personal safety and minimize any adverse impacts caused by continuous rainfall.

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Telangana: Telangana, particularly Hyderabad, is expected to continue experiencing widespread rainfall with heavy showers in some areas for the next five days. In response to the IMD’s Orange warning, the state government has declared a two-day holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in Hyderabad until Saturday. This measure aims to ensure the safety of the public and reduce potential risks associated with heavy rainfall, such as waterlogging and flooding. Residents are urged to exercise caution, follow local authorities’ instructions, and stay informed about weather updates during this period.

Uttar Pradesh: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heavy rainfall alert for western parts of Uttar Pradesh on July 24. 

North East: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted isolated heavy rainfall over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura till Saturday, over Assam and Meghalaya till July 24, and over Arunachal Pradesh on July 23-24 in the northeast region.

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South India: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall over Kerala, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Yanam in South India during the next five days. Residents in these regions are advised to stay vigilant and keep track of weather updates from official sources to prepare for any potential impacts of the rainfall.




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