The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued fresh weather updates predicting widespread to very heavy rainfall over many states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, and Maharashtra.
Widespread to very heavy rainfall has been predicted over Bihar, East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on 30 August; over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa during 30 August-1st September; over Gujarat state during 30 August-2 September; over Marathwada during 30-31 August; over East Rajasthan during 31 August-1 September.
Isolated very heavy rainfall is also very likely over Konkan and Goa during 31st August-1st September; over Marathwada on 30 August; over Madhya Maharashtra on 31 August and over Gujarat state on 1st-2nd September.
The IMD has predicted fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls over southern Peninsula during next 24 hours. It said isolated very heavy rainfalls is likely over Telangana on 30th August.
The rainfall activity is expected to increase in the Northeast region from Wednesday, the IMD forecast added. “Scattered rainfall activity very likely over Western Himalayan Region and adjoining plains of Northwest India during next 4-5 days. Isolated heavy falls also very likely over Uttarakhand on 30th August, 2021,” it said.
The IMD has said that during heavy rainfall could lead to localised flooding, inundation and water logging in low-lying areas in Madhya Pradesh and other states. There is a possibility of landslides, reduction in visibility, damage to vulnerable structure and standing crops in these states, the weather department said.
.It also suggested action for the common people to avoid any loss of life of injury:
.Check for traffic congestion on your route before leaving for your destination.
.Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.
.Avoid going to areas that face the water logging problems often.
.Avoid staying in vulnerable structure.
The IMD on Sunday issued an orange alert for Uttarakhand. There have been intermittent rains in the state since Saturday night, which triggered landslides and waterlogging in various places.
According to the information received from the Disaster Management Department (DMD), more than 200 roads including five National Highways, 15 state highways are blocked in Uttarakhand due to incessant rains and efforts are being made to open them.
The situation prevailing in the state is such that due to heavy rains, dozens of roads have been damaged, bridges have been washed away and many areas have been submerged.