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IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert for Multiple States; Delhi Braces for Light Showers

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), very heavy rain is likely to fall in the coastal regions of Karnataka & Kerala on 3rd and 4th July.

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IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert for Multiple States; Delhi Braces for Light Showers (Photo Source: Pixabay)
IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert for Multiple States; Delhi Braces for Light Showers (Photo Source: Pixabay)

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for the next five days, which is expected to result in heavy to extremely heavy precipitation in a number of states. These states include: Karnataka; Uttar Pradesh; Madhya Pradesh; Rajasthan; Uttarakhand; Maharashtra; and others.

According to the IMD, a fresh spell of heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated in the southern parts of Peninsular India starting from July 2, 2023. A cyclonic circulation system has formed over central parts of south Uttar Pradesh and its neighboring areas, affecting lower and middle levels of the atmosphere.

For the national capital, Delhi, the IMD has predicted a generally cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers from July 1 to July 4. On July 5 and 6, moderate rainfall with thundershowers is expected. In the last 24 hours until Saturday 8:30 am, Delhi recorded 27 mm of rainfall, with more precipitation anticipated throughout the day.

The southern states of Kerala and Karnataka are likely to witness widespread rainfall in the coming days. The IMD has stated that very heavy rainfall is expected along the coastal areas of Karnataka and Kerala on July 3 and 4. Additionally, isolated heavy rainfall is anticipated in Karnataka and Kerala over the next five days. South Interior Karnataka is expected to experience heavy rainfall from July 2 to July 4, while Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, and Telangana may encounter heavy showers on July 3 and 4.

Tamil Nadu is also expected to receive substantial rainfall during this period. Very heavy rainfall is forecasted for July 3 and 4, with heavy rains anticipated on July 1 and 2. Earlier, the IMD declared favorable conditions for the further advancement of the Southwest Monsoon into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab within the next two days.

India Meteorological Department Director General, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, highlighted that the monthly rainfall averaged over the entire country in July 2023 is most likely to be within the normal range, with a range of 94 to 106 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA). The forecast suggests that rainfall will tend to be on the positive side of the normal range.

As the IMD continues to monitor the weather conditions, it is advised for residents in the affected regions to stay updated with the latest forecasts and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period of heavy rainfall.

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