‘Heavy Rainfall’ Alert; IMD issues warning to 10 states this week, including Gujarat & Maharashtra

While some parts like Assam experiences 16% below normal rainfall, the other states like West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat experience prolonged waterlogging and the never-ending monsoon days with several parts of the city overrun due to constant downpouring.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued another announcement that the situation may continue so for almost another week. It issued an orange alert (heavy rainfall) for 12 states due to Cyclonic Circulation till September 26. The IMD predicted isolated heavy rainfall over East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat during the next 5 days. The weather forecasting agency said that the monsoon trough is lying to the south of its normal position and is likely to remain so during the next 5 days.

The IMD, through its Weather forecast warning, stated the following warnings till 26th September:

  1. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat state, Konkan & Goa, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next 5 days. Isolated very heavy falls are also likely over Gujarat Region on 25th & 26th; Saurashtra & Kutch on 26th & 27th and over Coastal Andhra Pradesh on 26th September 2021.

  2. Due to likely formation of Low-Pressure Area over Northeast & adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours and its west northwestwards movement, a fresh spell of heavy rainfall likely over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal from 26th September 2021.

  3. Rainfall activity is likely to increase over Kerala & Mahe with fairly widespread rainfall & isolated heavy falls from 25th September 2021.

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