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IMD sounds alert Intense rain to batter Gujarat, Rajasthan, parts of MP during next 2 days. Check details

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Heavy Rainfall is continue in some parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for next 2 days. On Sunday, the Indian Metrological Department said that Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are likely to receive intense rainfall over the next two days. The intensity of the heavy rain will gradually decrease from the third day onwards. The IMD also predicted an increase in rainfall activity over northern parts of India from 27th July onwards.

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In the past weeks, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have witnessed heavy to very heavy rainfall, leading to a flood-like situation in many districts of both states. In the last 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rain has occurred at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has occurred at isolated places over some areas of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Konkan and Himachal Pradesh. Along with this, very heavy rainfall has also occurred at isolated places over West Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, East Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim, South Interior Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and Punjab. In Gujarat, Valsad and Navsari were the worst affected with most parts under the water for days.

Meanwhile, the Monsoon trough has moved southwards from its normal position over the sea level. It is very likely to remain at the same location during the next 2-3 days and move northwards towards its normal position for the next 3-4 days from July 27. A cyclonic circulation is moving southwards with elevation in southeast Madhya Pradesh and neighborhood in the lower and middle troposphere levels. For today, the weather department said moderate to heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning are very likely over Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh from 24th-26th; over north Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of central Maharashtra, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during 24th-25th July 2022.

The IMD has issued an orange alert for Rajasthan districts of Sirohi, Jhalawar, Baran, Kota, and Ajmer; and a yellow alert for Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu, Sikar, Nagaur, Jaipur, Pali, Tonk, Bhilwara, Bundi, Rajsamand, Jalore, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Dungarpur, and Banswara. Twenty-five districts of Rajasthan have recorded above-average rainfall in this monsoon season. As per the weather department data, the pre-monsoon and monsoon rainfall in rajasthan has so far been 53 per cent, which is more than the average.

For Monday, The IMD has issued heavy rain alerts for 12 districts of Madhya Pradesh – Guna, Rajgarh, Agar Malwa, Sehore, Shajapur, Bhopal, Raisen, Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad, Betul, Harda, and Vidisha. For Gujarat, the weather office has issued a red alert for Kachchh, Banaskantha, Valsad; a yellow alert for Navsari, Dangs, Surat, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Morbi, Patan, Surendranagar, and Rajkot.

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According to the information, Bhopal Municipal Corporation released water from the Bhadbhada Dam, citing the rain alert issued for the area. “We have opened all 7 gates. There are chances of water levels further rising with a red alert of heavy rains in the area. We may have to open the 8th gate as well,” MA Khan, Engineer Municipal Corporation Bhopal, said.

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