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Torrential rain affected life, possibility of heavy rain in next five days in central India

The India Print 2020-08-20 08:46:37

New Delhi.  The Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said heavy rains in parts of central India in the next five daysis likely to. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the country including the national capital and its surrounding areas on Wednesday. Water life was affected after heavy rains in Delhi and its surrounding areas. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD's Regional Forecast Center, said that Delhi received moderate rainfall for 5.30 pm and more rain is expected in the next 24 hours. Due to rain, people in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida faced difficulties and traffic was blocked at many places. According to IMD's National Weather Forecast Center and Regional Meteorological Center, low pressure areas have been formed in the northern coastal region of Odisha. The formation of a low pressure zone is the first stage of a cyclone.

In the next 24 hours, it is expected to move westward and become a pressure zone. IMD said that due to the impact of these conditions, the possibility of 'heavy to very heavy rain' and 'very heavy rain' has been released in Odisha on Wednesday. On 19-20 August, heavy rains are expected in Chhattisgarh, on 20 August in East Madhya Pradesh, on 21 August and 22 August in Western Madhya Pradesh, in East Rajasthan on 22 August and in Gujarat on 22 and 23 August. According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in the coming days. The Meteorological Department has warned the people of these states and Union Territories that they may suffer damage to the roads and weak infrastructure, Be prepared regarding soil subsidence and crop damage. Due to heavy rains, the visibility can be reduced and in the low-lying areas, there may be a problem of water logging as well as traffic jams. On Wednesday, heavy rains in parts of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh recorded a decrease in maximum temperatures. 

Heavy rains occurred in Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Yamunanagar and Sonipat in Haryana. The Meteorological Department said that light to moderate rains occurred in many places of Uttar Pradesh and there were thunderstorms at some places. Uttarakhand State Disaster Office told in Dehradun that many roads in Uttarakhand were closed due to heavy rains at night. These roads include Kedarnath, The routes leading to the Badrinath temple are also included. On the other hand, the Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in the next four to five days in central Maharashtra and Konkan region. Mumbai and neighboring Thane may receive heavy rains on Friday and Saturday. The Meteorological Department said that due to the low pressure area, there is a possibility of heavy rain in the districts of South Bengal between August 19 and 25. Fishermen have been instructed not to venture into the sea on August 19 and 20. The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center said in a statement that rain and thunderstorm are likely to occur at many places over the next 24 hours in coastal and some interior areas of Karnataka.