Heavy rains to lash Northeastern states, thunderstorm likely in parts of North India: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): Heavy rainfall is expected to lash Northeastern states of India, especially Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, till July 30, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

In its all India weather bulletin, the IMD stated that several other states including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal will also witness heavy rainfall during the same period.

Moderate to severe thunderstorm accompanied with lighting at isolated places very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other states of North India.

Meanwhile, IMD has issued an orange alert (very heavy rain) in some districts for July 29 and 30. On July 29, an orange alert is issued over Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts, and on July 30, an orange alert is issued over Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

In addition to this, Delhi-NCR is very likely to experience moderate rain with one or two spells of heavy rainfall during the evening of July 29 to July 30. The expected impact includes the disruption of traffic, waterlogging in low-lying areas and disruption of municipal services is also expected.

For July 29, a yellow alert is issued over Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Thrissur districts. Meanwhile, for July 30, a yellow alert is issued over Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kannur and Kasargod districts.

IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall/thundershowers at most places over Konkan, at many places over Madhya Maharashtra and at few places over Marathwada for this week.

-CHK