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Weather Alert: Heavy Rain to Lash over These States Today; 6 More Dead in Assam Flood

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain over Northwest India including north Madhya Maharashtra, north Konkan, Bihar, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bengal during 15-17 July in its morning bulletin. As per reports, the monsoon trough at mean sea level passes through Amritsar, Chandigarh, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Jamui, Dumka, Canning and thence southeastwards to North Bay of Bengal. It is likely to shift further southwards during next 48 hours. Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls is likely over the plains of Northwest India during 15-17 July, 2020 with maximum intensity and distribution of rainfall on 16th July, says weather forecast morning bulletin.

22 Lakh People Affected in Assam Flood

The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically on Monday with six more persons losing their lives in rain-related incidents, even as the deluge affected nearly 22 lakh people across 27 districts

Heavy Rain to Lash over These States Today

Under the influence of strong lower level wind convergence along the West coast, isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy falls are likely over north Madhya Maharashtra and north Konkan & Goa during 14-16 July, 2020 with isolated extremely heavy falls on 15th July.

In view of reduction in convergence of lower level southwesterly/southerly winds from Bay of Bengal and revival of the monsoon trough, intensity of rainfall over Northeast India has substantially reduced. However, Isolated heavy falls are likely over the region during next 3-4 days. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 3 days.

Intense thunderstorm & lightning potential zone: Moderate to severe thunderstorm & lightning very likely over East Uttar Pradesh, south Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, north Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan during next 12 hours.

Maximum & Minimum Temperature

Maximum temperatures are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Vidarbha and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Maharashtra while minimum temperatures are above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at a few places over Jharkhand; at isolated places over West Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.

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