IMD weather forecast for this week: List of states that may witness rain and thunderstorms
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has published the latest weather updates for this week. According to IMD forecast, states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha will receive heavy rainfall. According to the weather monitoring agency, the top 5 places that witnessed heavy rainfall in the past day – Godhra (Gujarat) leads the way with 24 cm of rain followed by Nethwa (East Rajasthan) – 21 cm, Pali (West Rajasthan) – 20 cm, Hotbay (Islands Andaman and Nicobar) – 15 cm, Sundargarh (Odisha) – 13 cm.
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Extremely heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, northern Konkan and northern Madhya Maharashtra on September 19.
Heavy rains may also occur in Jammu and Himachal Pradesh today
In eastern India, the IMD expects it to occur in West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar until September 22.
In northern India, heavy rainfall is very likely in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from September 19 to 22.
Light to moderate rains may occur in Chhattisgarh and southern Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala may also see rainfall this week.
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Widespread rainfall in Odisha:
In view of the formation of the cyclonic circulation and the presence of a monsoon trough, the IMD expects widespread rainfall activity over some districts of Odisha during the next four days.
It was also expected that a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning would occur in one or two places in 22 regions during the next 24 hours. The IMD has issued a yellow warning (to be updated) for the next two days and an orange warning for another two days after that.
Rain fury in Gujarat and Rajasthan:
Ten people died in rain-related incidents since Sunday in Rajasthan, as heavy rains continued to impact normal life. Heavy rains provided by IMD are likely to continue in some parts of Barmer, Jalore and Jaisalmer on September 19 while other parts may witness a decline in rainfall.
On the other hand, in Gujarat, 11,900 people living in low-lying areas of Vadodara, Bharuch, Narmada, Dahod, Panchmahal, Anand and Gandhinagar districts were shifted to shelter homes while 270 stranded citizens were rescued.
According to officials, more than 6,000 people living on the banks of Narmada river in Bharuch district were shifted to safer places in the last two days after the water level rose to 40 feet due to release from Sardar Sarovar Dam.
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