IMD: There is a possibility of moderate to very heavy rains in some parts of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal during the next 24 hours. Heavy showers are also expected over Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh for the next three days.
New Delhi: IMD sounded heavy to very heavy downpour in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Rain brings respite from muggy weather but incessant heavy rain disrupts normal vehicular movement. There is a drought situation in some states of North India. So far, 62 more districts of Uttar Pradesh have received less rain than the average. According to the Meteorological Department, many states including Uttarakhand, Odisha, Bihar, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have issued a warning of light to moderate rain while in some places for the next 3-4 days.
As per Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal till Tuesday morning owing to a depression that lay over south Odisha. On the other hand, weatherman warned of squally wind reaching speed of 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph along and off West Bengal coast and asked fishermen not to venture into the Bay of Bengal till Tuesday.
Depression over south Chhattisgarh moved nearly northwestwards & lay over south Chhattisgarh and adjoining southeast Madhya Pradesh & Vidarbha about 95 km south-southeast of Gondia (Vidarbha) and 185 km southeast of Seoni (Madhya Pradesh). pic.twitter.com/PrHTKS2X8G
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 12, 2022
Yellow alert in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in view of heavy rains for the coming four days. According to IMD, there are chances of heavy rains in five districts including Dehradun. Apart from this, heavy rain and thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and East Madhya Pradesh.
Yellow alert has been sounded for Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Khurda and Puri districts.
According to the Meteorological Department, in Delhi today, on September 12, the minimum temperature will be 27 degrees and the maximum temperature will be 37 degrees. Today (Monday) there will be light clouds in the capital Delhi. At the same time, the maximum temperature in Lucknow can be 25 degrees and the minimum temperature can be 30 degrees Celsius. Light to moderate rain may occur at both the places.
Heavy downpour in these states
According to the Meteorological Department, on September 12, 2022, the sea condition will be rough to very rough over Northwest and West Central Bay of Bengal and along and off Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into north-west and west-central Bay of Bengal and off Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts on September 12, 2022.
Orange alert for ODISHA
IMD on Sunday forecast heavy rainfall across Odisha. Several parts of Odisha had already been witnessing rainfall activities since Saturday. The IMD has also issued an ‘orange’ warning of torrential rain in many districts of Odisha over the next two days.
The weatherman has also issued an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rain in the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Bargarh till 8.30 am of September 12. Similarly, it issued a yellow alert of heavy rainfall for Khurda, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Deogarh and Puri.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to alert the Collectors and Superintendents of Police of all the districts of the Godavari catchment area including Kothagudem and Mulugu. Following heavy rain in the upper riparian region, the flood flow of Godavari is increasing steadily and is crossing 9 lakh cusecs, said the Chief Minister’s Office.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to set up a control room in the secretariat immediately and monitor the situation from time to time.
Rain alert in Telangana
Metrological Centre Hyderabad scientist Dharmaraju had said on Saturday that the North Telangana and the Central part of Telangana are going to get widespread rainfall activity in the next 48 hours. “We have also given an orange alert for districts and there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in one or two places.”