More rainfall likely in flood-hit Odisha, landslide kills 2 in Koraput – Imd issues alert in these states

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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 –

Odisha

Odisha which has been reeling from floods is also expected to experience heavy rains in several districts on Friday, Mayurbhanj, Jajapur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Baleshwar. According to reports, another wave of torrential rains could worsen the flooding situation in Odisha.
This is due to the formation of a new low pressure area which is expected to intensify into a low over the northern bay Friday morning. It is likely to move northwest through Gangetic West Bengal, northern Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand, IMD said in its press release. The meteorological office also asked fishermen who are on the high seas to return to the coast by Thursday.

Madhya Pradesh

Thunderstorms and lightning are also expected in parts of Madhya Pradesh including Neemuch, Mandsaur, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Barwani, Khargone, Khandwa, Indore, Dhar and Ujjain.

Gujarat

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.

Maharashtra

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.

West Bengal

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.

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