IMD said heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over West Bengal and Sikkim on Friday August 19. Here is a list of states where precipitation is likely today.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rains over east-central India over the next couple of days. Heavy downpours continue to wreak havoc in parts of the country with thousands affected due to flooding in Odisha. Meanwhile, the meteorological service said heavy to very heavy rains are expected to fall over West Bengal and Sikkim on Friday.
Here is a list of states where rainfall is likely on August 19 –
Kachch, Banaskantha, Sabar Kantha and Patan likely experienced heavy rains on Friday. No warnings were issued in other parts of the state. Gujarat is another state that has struggled with flood-like situations in low-lying areas.
Light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning is likely in Parbhani, Hingoli, Nanded, Latur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.
The Nagpur Regional Weather Forecasting Center said rainfall activity would most likely increase over Vidarbha on July 20-21. Heavy to very heavy rains were likely in Vidarbha on Saturday and Sunday and very heavy rains were likely to occur in isolated places in Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli and Nagpur districts, it added. Similarly, heavy rains were also likely in isolated places in Amravati, Chandrapur and Wardha districts, he added.
Heavy rains are likely in Purba Medinipur, North Parganas, South Parganas, Paschim Medinipur and Nadia, while thunderstorms and lightning have been forecast in Malda, Darjeeling, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.
(Edited by : Akriti Anand)