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IMD forecast issues yellow alert for Rajasthan districts, heavy rainfall likely in these states. check details

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department forecast predicted for continue heavy rainfall in districts of Rajasthan and other states. On Thursday, the weather department has predicted yellow alert for several districts of Rajasthan. Various places across the state recorded rainfall ranging from 10 mm to 50 mm in the last 24 hours. The yellow alert has been issued for for Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur, Karauli, Bikaner and Hanumangarh districts on Thursday.

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The Meteorological Department said on Wednesday that there is a strong possibility of rain in the western and southern parts of the state for 24-48 hours due to the shifting of the monsoon turf line towards the north. Light to moderate rain was recorded in Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions of the state on Wednesday.

Rains will continue in the northern and eastern parts. Another new rainy season will start in most parts of the state from July 22. On Wednesday, Mount Abu tehsil recorded 150 mm rainfall, 100 mm in Pushkar, 90 mm each in Kota and Dhambola, 80 mm each in Sarwar and Udaipurvati, 70 mm each in Railmagra and Khetri, and 60 mm each in Chikali, Mawli, Asind, Geola and Reodar till 8.30am on Wednesday, according to the Met department. Light to moderate rain was recorded in Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions of the state on Wednesday.

Telangana has also been badly affected by the rains and the subsequent floods. The water level of Godavari river was rising rapidly and reached the third warning level in Bhadrachalam on Thursday amid incessant rains. The state government recently sent a report to the Center about the damage caused to the state due to heavy rains and floods and requested ₹1,000 crore as immediate assistance for flood relief. According to the report, Heavy rain in various parts of Gujarat has brought life to standstill. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas have been shifted to safer places. A massive amount of water was discharged from Ukai Dam built across the Tapi river in the Tapi district.

On Wednesday, the Indian Metrological Department predicted as moderate to heavy rainfall in various parts of Delhi. The weather department The IMD predicted cloudy sky, moderate rain or thundershower activities in the Delhi in the next three days. The IMD forecast suggests “increased rainfall activity” over Northwest India for two-three days.

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The weather department has also predicted Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Odisha, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on July 21, and over Jharkhand on July 23. Isolated very heavy rainfall is also likely over Odisha during July 22-24. The met also said that isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh on July 21 and over Uttarakhand from July 21-23.

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