IMD predicts intense rainfall over northeast, Sikkim and Bihar through August 15


New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Friday that an intense period of rain over northeast India and the sub-Himalayas of West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar is expected to continue until August 15. There will be a gradual increase in rainfall activity over the northeastern peninsula and adjoining east-central India from August 15 while there will most likely be moderate rainfall over the rest of the country in the region. over the next five days, IMD said in a statement.Also Read – 24 UP Districts, 605 Villages Face Flood Fury

The current period of widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely to continue over northeast India and the sub-Himalayas of West Bengal and Sikkim until August 14, then end. reduce thereafter. Scattered to fairly extensive rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely to continue over eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar through August 14 and a reduction thereafter, the statement said. Read also – Indian Air Force assigned to relief operation in flood-affected areas of Rajasthan

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Scattered to fairly extensive precipitation is very likely over the Western Himalayan region over the next 3-4 days. Heavy isolated rains are expected over Uttarakhand through August 15, IMD said.

Under the influence of the probable formation of a cyclonic circulation over the adjacent central west and northwest of the Bay of Bengal around August 15 and the subsequent formation of a zone of low pressure over the next 48 hours , a fairly extensive rainfall activity is probable on the Odisha, the Andhra Pradesh coast, the Telangana. , Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over the Odisha from August 15-17, and isolated heavy falls on the coast of Andhra Pradesh through August 17. Moderate rains most likely over the rest of the country.

Precipitation recorded from 8:30 am Thursday to 8:30 am Friday: Mawsynram – 22 mm; Pasighat – 17 mm; Nainital (Haldwani), Siddhartha Nagar – 16 mm; Gorakhpur, Maharajganj – 12 mm each; Darbhanga, Basti, Guntur – 10 mm each; Prakasam, Nalgonda, Mohanpur, Jalpaiguri, Sitamarhi – 9 mm each; Sepahijala, Srikakulam, Araria, Supaul, Kalahandi, Mednapur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Contai – 8 mm each; Vizianagram, Sindhudurg, Mayurbhanj, Kangra – 7 mm each; Kalka – 5 mm; Mahasamund, Bageshwar, Cuttack, Jajpur, Koraput, Katihar, Bhagalpur, Saharsa – 6mm each, IMD said.


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