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Weather Today! Heavy Rain Alert over These Places in Next 24 Hours; Assam Flood Claims 68 Lives

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain alert over many places in its morning bulletin during the next 24 hours. As per reports, 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-17thJuly.

These States Likely to Get Heavy Rain Alert Today

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

Flood in Assam

Death Toll Rises to 68 in Assam Flood

According to ASDMA reports, more than 48 lakhs people effected in over 4500 villages across 30 districts of Assam.

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 Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next 12 hours.

Minimum & Maximum Temperature

Maximum temperatures are markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at many places over West Rajasthan; Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand; above normal 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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