New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department forecast predicted very heavy rainfall to continue in many states till Friday. Heavy rains are likely to continue for the next couple of days in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The weather department also predicted that the rainfall activity is likely to increase over the Northeastern States & Sub-Himalayan West Bengal from Monday (July 18, 2022) and northwest India from Tuesday (July 19, 2022) for the next 3-4 days. The weather department has also put the district of Vidarbha on an Orange alert and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Vidarbha is likely today.
The Met department forecast predicted very heavy rainfall is expected over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Uttar Pradesh on 20 July. On Monday, thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are also likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.
For the past few days, Delhi has been receiving continuous rain and according to the Met Office, rain activity is expected to intensify in the city this week. With this, the minimum temperature is likely to drop further in the next few days. As per the forecast, the trough of Southwest Monsoon has shifted towards North India, which is likely to bring more rains over Delhi and adjoining areas from July 19-20.
On Sunday morning, After the Delhi received light to moderate rainfall, the high humidity levels increased the discomfort for the Delhiites. However, as per the latest weather forecast, the rainfall is expected to intensify this week.
The weather department predicted heavy rainfall is also very likely over East Rajasthan on 18 and 19 July. Regional director of the Indian Metrological Department Radheshyam Sharma said Baran, Kota, Bundi, Tonk, Ajmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer districts are likely to receive heavy rains with thunder at some places. He said east Rajasthan is very likely to get rain coupled with thunderstorm at most places and heavy rain in some places for the next four to five days. on Tuesday, As per the forecast, there is a strong possibility of very heavy rain at one or two places and heavy rain at some places in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Ajmer and Kota divisions.
The weather department has been issued yellow warning in the Himachal Pradesh till July 21 while for July 20 orange warning has been issued. Isolated very heavy falls are predicted over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya on 18th & 19th July. Met Office has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the plains and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh while the higher reaches may experience fresh spell of snowfall. It may be noted that heavy showers may also disrupt essential services like water and power supply and communications besides triggering landslides.
The weather department has issued a yellow alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts today. With heavy rains continuing to lash parts of Kerala, water levels in several dams, including the Mullaperiyar and Idukki, in the state are reaching their respective storage capacities and some even reached red alert status on Sunday. Heavy rainfall is also expected over Konkan & Goa on 18 & 19; Coastal Karnataka from 18 to 20 July; East Madhya Pradesh on 19 and 20; West Madhya Pradesh on 21 and 22; Vidarbha from 20 to 22; Chhattisgarh from 19 to 22 nd and over Kerala & Mahe during 18 to 22 July.
IMD has issued orange alert warning (be prepared), predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall of 7-20 cm in isolated places in Kalahandi, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Malkangiri and Bolangir districts in the next 24 hours till 8.30 AM on Monday. Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along & off South Odisha and adjoining North Andhra Pradesh coasts. Hence fishermen are warned not to go out into the sea on 18 and 19 July. The weatherman also issued yellow alert (be updated), forecasting heavy rainfall of 7-11 cm in isolated places in Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Rayagada, Khurda and Puri districts during the same period.
On Sunday, With heavy rain continuing to batter several parts of Odisha, at least two districts are reeling under floods, while a landslide has been reported in another, officials said. The flood situation in Motu area in Malkangiri district adjoining Andhra Pradesh remained grim as backwaters of Godavari River inundated several villages, affecting many people.
The weather department predicted very heavy rainfall likely over Telangana on 18 July to 22 July. Union min G Kishan Reddy met Union home minister Amit Shah on July 17 & apprised him of Godavari floods that have caused damage to lives & livelihoods in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. Shah directed the home ministry to extend all necessary support at the earliest. Already 13 NDRF teams have been deployed in Telangana to carry out rescue and relief operations”