IMD Weather Advisory: Heavy Rainfall Across Indian States

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a critical weather advisory, warning of continued heavy to very heavy rainfall across several states.
IMD Weather Advisory: Heavy Rainfall Across Indian States

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a critical weather advisory, warning of continued heavy to very heavy rainfall across several states. As monsoon rains intensify, states in Northwest, East, and Northeast India are bracing for prolonged downpours. Let’s delve into the specifics:

Central India and Southern States

  • Central Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, and Karnataka: These regions are likely to experience heavy rainfall over the next 2-3 days.

  • Isolated Heavy Rainfall: Himachal Pradesh, Haryana-Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh should expect isolated heavy rainfall until early next week.

Delhi’s Weather Update

  • Saturday in Delhi: Expect cloudy skies with intermittent rain, thunderstorms, and lightning. Maximum temperatures could reach 33°C, while minimum temperatures are expected around 26°C. The IMD has issued alerts for heavy rainfall in the national capital region.

Impact on Northern States

  • Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains have led to tragic incidents, including drowning and landslides. Major roads, including the highway to Badrinath, are blocked due to landslides.

  • Rajasthan: Eastern Rajasthan is experiencing heavy rainfall, with intensity expected to decrease by Sunday and June 8. However, northeastern parts of the state may witness increased rainfall by July 9-10.

Odisha and West Bengal Under Threat

  • Odisha: Heavy rainfall is expected over the next four days, particularly in districts like Mayurbhanj, Koraput, and Malkangiri.

  • Northern West Bengal: Continued heavy rainfall poses risks of landslides and waterlogging in sub-Himalayan regions such as Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Assam Flood Crisis

  • Over 22 lakh people across 29 districts in Assam are affected by floods. Major rivers are flowing above the danger mark. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma witnessed the impact on communities and wildlife in flood-hit areas, including casualties among wild animals in Kaziranga National Park.

Traffic Disruptions in Uttarakhand

  • Rudraprayag: The Gaurikund National Highway-107 is blocked in the Doliya Devi (Phata) area due to incessant downpours. Efforts are underway to open the road.

  • Badrinath National Highway: Vehicular movement in Chamoli district is blocked due to debris accumulation at multiple locations.

Amarnath Yatra Suspended

  • The Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended on both routes to the cave shrine due to heavy rainfall. Precautionary measures are in place to ensure pilgrim safety.

  • Over 1.50 lakh devotees have visited the 3,800-meter-high cave shrine and witnessed the naturally formed ice lingam.

As the monsoon continues its onslaught, the IMD’s forecasts play a crucial role in preparedness and mitigation efforts. Authorities remain on high alert, focusing on rescue operations and relief measures to minimize further casualties and property damage.


logo
NewsCrunch
news-crunch.com