Intense rainfall spell over central parts of the country during the next 5 days

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Rain Fall in India during August 2020
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Intense rainfall spell over central parts of the country during next 5 days

Isolated extremely heavy falls over Odisha on 19th; Chhattisgarh on 19th & 20th; East Madhya Pradesh on 20th; West Madhya Pradesh on 21st & 22nd; East Rajasthan on 22nd and Gujarat State on 22nd & 23rd August, 2020

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Jammu Division on 19th; Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi on 19th & 20th and West Uttar Pradesh on 19th August 2020

By PIB Delhi

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):

  • A Well Marked Low Pressure Area lies over north coastal Odisha & neighbourhood. It is very likely to move westwards and concentrate into a Depression during next 24 hoursandaneast-westshearzonerunsroughlyalongLat.21°NacrosscentralIndiain mid troposphericlevels.
  • Under the influence of above systems, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely along with isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) over Odisha on 19th; Chhattisgarh on 19th& 20th; East Madhya Pradesh on 20th; West Madhya Pradesh on 21st& 22nd; East Rajasthan on 22nd and Gujarat State on 22nd& 23rd August,2020.
  • The monsoon trough is active and lies close to its normal position. It is very likely to be south of its normal position and active during next 4-5days.
  • The convergence of strong moist southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea over plains of Northwest India and Central India at lower levels very likely to continue during next 2days.
  • Under the influence of above systems, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Jammu Division on 19th; Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi on 19th & 20th and West Uttar Pradesh on 19th August,2020.

Impact expected over Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat state

  • Localized Flooding of roads, water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the aboveregion.
  • Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavyrainfall.
  • Disruption of traffic in major cities due to water logging in roads leading to increased traveltime.
  • Minor damage to kutcharoads.
  • Possibilities of damage to vulnerablestructure.
  • LocalizedMudslides.
  • Damage to horticulture and standing crops in some areas due toinundation.
  • It may lead to riverine flooding in some river catchments (for riverine flooding please visit website of center water commission(http://www.cwc.gov.in/))

For specific district wise impact kindly visit IMD’s sate level meteorological center websites (https://mausam.imd.gov.in/imd_latest/contents/departmentalweb.php) and national website (https://mausam.imd.gov.in/).

Action Suggested

  • Check for traffic congestion on your route before leaving for yourdestination.
  • Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in thisregard.
  • Avoid going to areas that face water logging problemoften.
  • Avoid staying in vulnerablestructure.

Legends: Heavy rain: 64.5-115.5 mm/day; Very heavy rain: 115.6-204.4 mm/day; Extremely heavy

rain: Greater or equal to 204.5 mm/day

For further details and forecast updates kindly visit websites of IMD, New Delhi:

http://www.mausam.imd.gov.in

For district level warning, kindly visit website of Meteorological Centres/Regional Meteorological Centres of IMDat state levels.

For lightning warning please visit Damini App.

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