IMD Issues Yellow Alert For Maharashtra, Uttarakhand. Heavy Rains To Lash Odisha — Details


The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for heavy rain in isolated areas of Maharashtra over the next 48 hours. Showers pelted parts of Mumbai on Monday night, causing water-logging in the city’s Sion neighbourhood.

Mumbai has been issued a yellow alert following moderate rains on Monday, with parts of the city inundated. “Very heavy rain may fall in isolated areas of Maharashtra over the next 48 hours. Cumulonimbus clouds will form near the Pune-Ahmednagar district border, and widespread rainfall is expected over the next four days”: IMD Pune’s Head of Weather Forecast Department, Dr Anupam Kashyapi, stated.

Uttarakhand On Yellow Alert: 

Dehradun’s regional weather service has issued a yellow alert for Pithoragarh, Champawat, Bageshwar, and Nainital in Uttarakhand. From September 14 to 16, an orange alert has been issued for heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated areas of Uttarakhand. Weather forecasters have advised people living near rivers and streams to avoid them.

Heavy Rains Likely To Continue Over Odisha And Bengal:

Rain caused hardships for commuters on the first working day of the week in south Bengal districts and parts of Odisha on Monday, throwing normal life out of gear, reports PTI. 

Heavy rain is expected in the Gangetic West Bengal districts of Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, West Midnapore, Birbhum, and Murshidabad until Wednesday morning. It also predicted very heavy rain in East Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, and Nadia until Tuesday morning, followed by heavy rain until Wednesday morning.

Heavy rain will continue in isolated areas of Balangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh, Nuapada, and Keonjhar until Tuesday, according to the Met office.

Scientist U S Dash of Bhubaneswar’s Regional Meteorological Centre told PTI that districts such as Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, and some places in interior Odisha will continue to experience heavy rain.

Parts of Odisha are expected to receive light to moderate rainfall, with heavy to very heavy rainfall in some areas, as a result of the system, which is expected to move north-westward and weaken gradually by Monday evening.

Warning For Fishermen: 

The IMD released a warning for fishermen not to venture into the northwest and the west-central Bay of Bengal, and off the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal on September 13th.

Weather Forecast For Delhi-NCR: 

The minimum temperature in Delhi on Tuesday was 23.8 degrees Celsius, despite the weather forecast calling for cloudy skies and light rain later in the day. According to data shared by IMD, the city had a relative humidity of 84% at 8:30 a.m. 

On Monday, the low temperature was 27.4 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees higher than normal. On Monday, the national capital was hot and humid, with the maximum temperature reaching 37.3 degrees Celsius, four degrees higher than the season’s average.

The maximum temperature is forecast to be around 36 degrees Celsius.

The minimum and maximum temperature readings on Wednesday are likely to settle at 26 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius respectively, according to the IMD forecast. The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded in the satisfactory (74) category around 9:15 AM, data from the CPCB showed.