India has been experiencing heavy rainfalls across several states, making the state governments issue alerts for flooding in multiple areas.
On top of this, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a forecast of an active southwest monsoon phase in the coming week.
While a number of states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are experiencing flood wreckage due to continuous rains for the past quarter of the month, some states of the country are experiencing a deficiency in rainfall as compared to normal rates.
The south-west monsoon has created a low-pressure area and by Tuesday it is assumed that another cyclonic circulation will come forth. Any respite from heavy rainfall in the north is not anticipated as of yet but M. Mohapatra, director general at the weather office commented that “…(This week’s) rainfall is likely and may cover the rain deficiency over central and peninsular regions…”
Rainfall Alerts for States near the Bay of Bengal
A low-pressure area has formed in the Bay of Bengal which is likely to affect the states near it heavily. IMD has sent alerts for Odisha, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal. For the next five upcoming days, it is forecasted that multiple parts of these 3 states will face heavy rainfall. Appropriate measures should be taken to avoid any disastrous situations and people should not be going out of their houses unless in an emergency.
Many districts in Odisha will face continuous rain for 24 hours without any breaks. IMD has given a list of these districts so that attention could be paid to them to avoid accidents. These districts include-
Names of districts that will face heavy rainfall on Tuesday have also been released. They include-
Heavy Rainfall will continue in Himachal
States like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand etc. have been hit the hardest this monsoon season. There have been multiple reports of flash floods and infrastructure damage due to heavy rainfall. A recent update about a bridge coming down due to rains has been released in papers. Though the state is trying its hardest to keep the people safe, there still have been casualties.
This weather is not turning sunny anytime soon because of the southwest monsoon approaching the country. It has been forecasted that the state will face heavy rainfall for another 5 days before any respite.
Other states like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan are also going to go through similar weather situations albeit for 3 days before seeing any decrease in rains.
Other states that will face Heavy Rainfalls
Other states such as Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Madhya Pradesh will see isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall on July 17 and July 18. Delhi, which has also been facing flood-like situations on its road might see some respite and instead have cloudy weather for these two days with low rainfall.
Gujrat, Konkan and Goa will also face isolated rainfalls till July 21. It is also predicted that these states will also face thunderstorms and lightning today 17th July.
Eastern states like Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura are already facing floods-like situations in several areas but heavy rainfall will continue in these states to this week.
As for south India, moderate to scattered rainstorms are expected till July 21. In coastal Karnataka, the state is expecting heavy rainfalls along with Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh