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Weather Alert! IMD Issues Extremely Heavy Rain Alert over These Places Today; Assam Flood Death Toll Rises to 79

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Under the influence of strong lower level wind convergence along south Gujarat and North Konkan and east-west shear zone in mid-tropospheric levels, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall very likely over Gujarat State and Konkan & Goa during next 2 days with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Konkan & Goa on today, the 16th July; over Saurashtra & Kutch on 16th - 17th July, says the weather forecast in its morning bulletin.

Moreover, isolated Extremely heavy falls also very likely over Gujarat Region on today, 16th July. Rainfall intensity very likely to decrease thereafter.

Heavy Rain to Lash over These States Today

Under the influence of strengthening of lower level easterlies over northwest India and the Monsoon trough, Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls is likely over the plains of Northwest India during 17-20 July, 2020 with maximum intensity and distribution of rainfall on 18th to 20th July.

In view of likely shifting of Eastern end of Monsoon trough towards foothills of Himalayas from 19th July, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely over Northeast & adjoining East India with from 19th July onwards.

Isolated Extremely heavy falls also very likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya on 20th July.

Death Toll Rises to 79 in Assam Flood

At least 79 people have lost their lives in Assam due to severe flooding effecting 30 districts, informed the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday.

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Intense thunderstorm & lightning potential zone:

Moderate to severe thunderstorm & lightning very likely over East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next 12 hours.

Maximum & Minimum Temperature

Maximum temperatures are markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at many places over West Rajasthan; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C while Minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and East Rajasthan.

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