Rainfall Update : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has raised an alarm with a red alert for Uttarakhand, indicating a high probability of intense rainfall over the state for the upcoming two days. Concurrently, an orange alert has been sounded for multiple districts in Himachal Pradesh during the same time frame.
The IMD’s meteorological projections have highlighted the potential for extremely heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on both August 13 and 14. This forecast extends to the likelihood of exceptionally heavy precipitation occurring in isolated locations.
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Simultaneously, the meteorological agency has anticipated isolated substantial rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim over the following 48 hours.
Moving to Northwest India, the weather bureau has anticipated a mix of light to moderate rainfall, ranging from scattered to fairly widespread, with isolated instances of heavy precipitation projected in Himachal Pradesh between August 13 and 14, and in Uttarakhand until August 17. On Sunday, this pattern is expected to extend to Punjab, Haryana, and both East and West Uttar Pradesh.
Furthermore, isolated instances of very heavy rainfall are forecasted for Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, while Uttarakhand is at risk of isolated, extremely heavy falls on the same day, as well as on August 14.
The IMD’s outlook also includes predictions of light to moderate, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall, with isolated episodes of heavy rainfall likely in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim from Sunday to August 15.
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Bihar is projected to experience a similar scenario on Sunday, while Gangetic West Bengal is expected to encounter this pattern on August 16 and 17. Meanwhile, Odisha and Jharkhand can anticipate these conditions from August 15 to 17, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands should brace for them between August 14 and 16.
For Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, a forecast of isolated, very heavy rainfall has been made for August 13. In the Northeastern region of India, the IMD predicts light to moderate, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall, with isolated occurrences of heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura from Sunday until August 17.
In addition, Sunday may bring isolated to very heavy rainfall to Assam and Meghalaya. Across Central, West, and South India, the IMD foresees light to moderate, isolated to scattered rainfall, with isolated instances of heavy rainfall likely in East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on August 16 and 17.
The IMD anticipates subdued rainfall activity across the remaining parts of these regions over the next seven days.