Heavy rainfall to continue in Western India

The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said…reports Asian Lite News

With the monsoon trough active and continuing to be at a position south of its normal, very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely over Gujarat, the Western Ghat areas of Maharashtra, Konkan, and Goa on Thursday and over Saurashtra and Kutch till Friday.

“A well-marked Low Pressure Area lies over south coastal Odisha and neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to upper tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height. The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin on Wednesday.

An east-west shear zone runs roughly along 20 degree North in middle and upper tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height across north peninsular India, the IMD said.

“Under the influence above two systems, fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall and thunderstorm/lightning with isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, and Mahe, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, and Karnataka during next 5 days.”

Isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely over west Madhya Pradesh and Telangana on Thursday, east Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, Vidarbha on Thursday and Sunday, Chhattisgarh over the weekend, Odisha till Saturday, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and Gujarat region on Friday, Saurashtra and Kutch on Saturday, and coastal and south interior Karnataka on Thursday.

Isolated heavy to very rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Gujarat, the Ghat areas of Maharashtra, Konkan, and Goa on Thursday and over Saurashtra and Kutch till Friday.

Stating that scattered to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi & Rajasthan during next three days, the IMD bulletin said, adding that there will be reduction thereafter.

Flood situation in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has put the state administration, Ministers, MLAs on alert as heavy rains lashed the state.

The Chief Minister held marathon reviews with every department and issued necessary instructions to contain flood-related damages.

KCR is in constant touch with the administration in flood-affected areas of the Godavari River basin. He spoke to Ministers A Indrakaran Reddy, P Ajay Kumar and V Prashanath Reddy and enquired about the flood situation in the heavy rain-hit districts.

On CM instructions, Ministers, MLAs and Officials are shifting people from flood-affected areas to safer zones. Regular monitoring helped to keep control of the flood losses, said the government.

As the flood water is flowing heavily into the Kadem project, the authorities have evacuated the people of 12 villages that are being flooded due to the release of water downstream of the Kadem project.

The Chief Minister ordered the local minister Indrakaran Reddy over the phone to take protective measures from there.

The Chief Minister directed Special Chief Secretary Municipal Department Arvind Kumar to take immediate action in the river catchment area towns which are facing floods including Nirmal.

The CM ordered Minister Vemula Prashant Reddy to take immediate steps to restore the national and state roads which are cut off due to floods.

The CM directed the CS, Irrigation Officers, District Collectors and SPs to take immediate measures to prevent any loss of life.

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