West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand likely to witness heavy rainfall till Aug 28: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand are likely to witness ‘very heavy rainfall’ till August 28, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said.

Furthermore, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh & parts of Rajasthan will continue to receive heavy rainfall between August 26 to 28, according to IMD.

As per the data revealed by IMD, the convergence of lower-level easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal and south-westerlies from the Arabian Sea will increase the rainfall activity over northwest India from today onwards, causing widespread showers with isolated heavy to very heavy falls until Friday, August 28. The wet conditions are expected to peak on Wednesday and Thursday.

In this regard, IMD’s regional met centre in New Delhi has placed Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh under a yellow watch for Tuesday, thereby advising residents to ‘be aware’ of the imminent isolated heavy rains.

In addition to this, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be placed under orange alert on Wednesday, as the weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain with moderate to severe thunderstorms for the regions.

Meanwhile, the likes of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and West Rajasthan will remain under the yellow watch on Wednesday and Thursday due to the likelihood of heavy rains, thunderstorms, and lightning.

Notably, monsoon has been in its active phase in the past five days and several parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan recorded exceptionally high rain over the weekend according to the data.

Kadi and Umerpada in Gujarat recorded 33 and 26 cm of rainfall respectively.

-CHK