Weather Update: Heavy rain is expected in several parts of the country over the next two to three days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD forecast comes at a time when many states are reeling under the fury of floods and landslides amid heavy rainfall.
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
On August 28, it’s predicted that the Vidarbha region would experience widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls. East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh may experience the same on August 25 and August 28.
Sikkim and West Bengal
The agency forecasted light to moderate widespread rainfall on August 27, with isolated heavy falls highly probable over Odisha, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim on August 27-29.
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Rain is possible in Southeast Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on August 27 and 28. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for Uttarakhand for the next five days with the expectation of rain across the state from August 27-29.
Additionally, a warning has been issued for Himachal Pradesh on August 28 and Jammu & Kashmir on August 25.
Following the Northeast
Several Northeastern provinces, including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, may experience moderate rain from August 27 to 29, while Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya are expected to get five days of rain from August 25 to 29. However, some states may experience isolated very heavy rainfall on August 27.
South interior Karnataka is expected to receive rain on August 26, while Telangana is expected to receive rain on August 27 and 28. Showers are expected in Kerala on August 26-28, and in Tamil Nadu over the next five days.
MP CM on the situation of flood
“Flood situation is improving though the water level in Chambal river is still rising in Bhind and Morena districts. District administration, SDRF, and NDRF are vigilant. Efforts are underway to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Three helicopters of Indian Air Force have been deployed,” news agency ANI quoted Madhya Pradesh CM as saying.
He added, “People living in lower regions in Madhya Pradesh are being relocated to relief camps. Saving people’s lives is our priority. The NDRF teams deployed for rescue operations. No lives lost so far despite such a huge disaster”.
IMD scientist SN Sahu warned of heavy rain activity in the eastern part of the state during the next 2-3 days due to the grass line and circulation over the Bay of Bengal.