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IMD update: Heavy rainfall havoc in 18 states this week, flood-hit Odisha among these

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of heavy rain in eastern India today. IMD predicts rainfall in 18 states this week, flood-hit Odisha among these.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of heavy rain in eastern India today. Scientists say that there will be heavy rain due to cyclonic circulation. Apart from this, the Low Pressure Area over East Rajasthan and adjoining North-West Madhya Pradesh has now moved towards Central parts of South Rajasthan. Due to this, light to moderate rain is likely at isolated places over South-West Rajasthan.

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The Meteorological Department says that there is a possibility of light to moderate rain at isolated places in East Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal during the next 24 hours.Widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls is very likely over coastal and south interior Karnataka on Wednesday, over Tamil Nadu till August 26 and over Kerala and Mahe till August 27.

Due to heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh, many areas have been submerged. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also visited the flood affected areas on Tuesday. Till 10 pm, 2446 people were rescued and 4200 people were shifted. In Arunachal Pradesh, fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms is very likely on August 26 and 27. The rainfall pattern is expected to remain similar in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during the next five days.

Flood-like situation has arisen in many districts of Odisha. Even though the water level of rivers here fell below the danger mark on Tuesday, scientists have predicted heavy rains on Wednesday. The administration says that relief and rescue teams have been deployed in the four flood-affected blocks of Balliapal, Bhogarai, Basta and Jaleshwar. The weather forecasting agency has predicted fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm over Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours and over Himachal Pradesh during the next two days.

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