Heavy rainfall warning in Karnataka, Maha, UP and other states: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of very heavy rainfall for many places across the country in the second phase of monsoon, particularly over Karnataka and Maharashtra.

In its latest weather alert, IMD said, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Coastal and South interior Karnataka and Kerala are expected.”

Mumbai and other parts of coastal Maharashtra is bracing for south west monsoon which is expected to become active again. Mumbai received a record rainfall last Wednesday, leading to waterlogging and landslides.

In addition to this, heavy rainfall is also expected Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Muzaffarabad, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

A phase of heavy rain is likely to return because the “monsoon trough is active”, the IMD said. The monsoon trough is currently running from southeast Rajasthan to northeast Madhya Pradesh and its neighbouring area.

Meanwhile, most parts of Odisha are expected to receive heavy rainfall over the next 5 days, IMD said.

“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, Palwal, Khair, Jattari, Bijnor, Farukhnagar, Aurangabad, Hodal, Barsana, Aligarh, Hathras, Kosli during next 2 hours,” IMD stated.

Furthermore, the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has also asked people, in areas where there is heavy rain warning, to be alert. The NDRF personnel have been carrying out rescue operations in Kerala, Karnataka and several rain and landslide-hit areas in the country in the past few days.

-CHK