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IMD forecast issues Orange alert for 8 districts in Madhya Pradesh, heavy rainfall in these states; check details here

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for torrential rains in eight of the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, while a yellow alert has been issued in 16 districts. The Meteorological Department gave this information. Rains were recorded in most parts of the state in the last 24 hours, due to which out of 52 major dams built on Narmada, Parvati Betwa and other rivers, water is being released by opening some gates of 14 dams and Security has been alerted for the people living near the river.

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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), in the next 24 hours (from 8.30 am on Sunday to 8.30 am on Monday) in eight districts of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Rajgarh, Vidisha, Guna, Agar, Malwa and Shajapur districts. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places. IMD has issued an orange alert for these districts.It said that these eight districts may receive 115.6 mm or more of rain during this period.

Apart from this, the Meteorological Department has reported more in 16 districts of the state, Betul, Narmadapuram, Harda, Umaria, Shahdol, Anuppur, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Khandwa, Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandla, Balaghat and Narsinghpur districts during this period. A yellow alert has been issued indicating the possibility of heavy rain. It has been said that during this period, the rainfall in these 16 districts is expected to range from 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm.

During this period, the Meteorological Department has also issued a yellow alert in the districts of Rewa, Sagar, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Chambal and Gwalior divisions of the state with the possibility of lightning and rain at some places.

It said that during the last 24 hours, rainfall was recorded at most places in the districts of Indore, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Sagar, Narmadapuram, Bhopal, Ujjain, Chambal and Gwalior divisions and at many places in the districts of Rewa division.

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According to the Meteorological Department, during the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday to 8:30 am, the maximum rainfall of 27 cm was recorded in Rehti of the state, while 19 cm in Bhimpur, 15 cm in Harda, Chincholi, Seonimalwa, Khategaon. And Dolariya recorded 14-14 cm, Satwas and Khirkiya 13-13 cm, Shyampur, Budhni and Kannad 11-11 cm, Nasrullaganj 10 cm and Itarsi 9 cm.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Department’s Executive Engineer Kamlesh Raikwar told PTI that other rivers including Narmada, Parvati, Betwa are in spate, but all are flowing below the danger mark. He said that out of 52 major dams in the state, the gates of 14 dams have been opened today and water is being drained out from these dams which are full. The 14 gates of which have been opened include 18 gates of Omkareshwar Dam, 12 of Indira Sagar Dam, nine of Tawa Dam and eight of Rajghat Dam.

The Meteorological Department forecast also predicted that Fairly widespread/ widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorms, and lightning might occur over Konkan and Goa on July 25. In Gujarat and Saurashtra region, the IMD has made a similar forecast. IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, and East Madhya Pradesh till July 26.

For Coastal Andhra Pradesh, the weather department predicted that likely to witness a thundershower from July 24 to July 27.Telangana will experience heavy rainfall until July 27.In Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, isolated heavy rainfall might occur on July 26 and July 27.

The weather department said rainfall is continue in Uttar Pradesh on July 27 and in West Rajasthan during July 24-26 and in East Rajasthan from July 24-27.Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from July 23 to 27. Widespread rainfall is very likely over West Bengal and Sikkim during July 24-25 and scattered rainfall is likely in Bihar during the next four days. Further, the IMD predicted light/moderate rainfall with heavy downpours in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during next the next five days.

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