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India Monsoon Highlights: One killed in cloudburst in HP’s Chamba; some houses vacated

Pre-empting an increase in the Yamuna water level amid rain, the Northeast Delhi district magistrate has asked Delhi Police to increase police deployment round-the-clock around flood-prone areas

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India Monsoon News Updates, Weather News Update, Rain News Live Today, August 7, 2022: Cloudbursts struck at least two villages in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, killing a 15-year-old boy and prompting evacuation of some houses, officials said Monday. The Chamba District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) said Bhadoga and Kandhwara villages were hit by sudden heavy rains in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. At Bhadoga, Vijay Kumar (15) died and two other people sustained injuries, the state disaster management department said. (PTI)

Meanwhile, The India Meteorological Department has issued a “red” alert to Pune and parts of western Maharashtra including, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara.  An active monsoon will cause extremely heavy rainfall and lead to squally winds off the eastern India coast during the next three days. The IMD has placed Odisha and Telangana on ‘red’ alert.

In other news, pre-empting an increase in the Yamuna water level amid rain, the Northeast Delhi district magistrate has asked Delhi Police to increase police deployment round-the-clock around flood-prone areas. Officials said that all districts have also prepared district-wise disaster management plans for evacuation and to prevent incidents like fire emergencies and flooding.


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22:08 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rainfall in parts of West Bengal till Thursday

The Met department forecast heavy rainfall over the Gangetic West Bengal till Thursday owing to low pressure over northwest Bay of Bengal, which is likely to intensify into a depression. While the coastal districts are likely to receive heavy rains, the interior places in southern West Bengal are likely to get thunderstorms with lightning and gusty wind, the Met said.

A well-marked low pressure in northwest Bay of Bengal, which is likely to concentrate into a depression by Tuesday, is likely to bring in its wake heavy rain, with the intensity being higher in the coastal districts of the state till Thursday, the Met said. The weather officer said heavy rainfall is likely in South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur, during the period.

Gangetic West Bengal has suffered 46 per cent rainfall deficiency during this monsoon since June 1, according to Met department data. (PTI) 

19:57 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Arunachal, 1 killed

A woman was killed in Itanagar's Lobi-Panchali area on Monday after her house was swept away in a landslide triggered by a swollen stream amid incessant rains, police said. The woman, identified as Rina Gwala, was a daily wager from Assam. She lived in a makeshift house, which was swept away by the landslide around 4.30 am, they said.

Heavy rains have caused havoc in Arunachal Pradesh with the swollen Papu river in Naharlagun leaving a trail of devastation in the Down Press Colony, officials said. Ten temporary houses were totally damaged, while 11 cars and two-wheeler were washed away by the flood water, they said.

In the Tawang district near the China border, the rains have devastated several roads in Lumla subdivision, snapping connectivity. (PTI)

18:34 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Central teams to tour flood-hit districts of Andhra to assess damage

Two inter-ministerial teams of the Central government will on Wednesday and Thursday tour Alluri Sitarama Raju, Eluru, and B R Ambedkar Konaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh to assess the flood-related damage. The districts were recently hit by the flood in river Godavari.

The State government is yet to prepare a detailed estimate of the damage caused by the flood. “The Chief Minister's Office is drafting a report,” a senior official said on Monday. The flood peaked to a record 25.80 lakh cusecs and affected normal life. B R Ambedkar Konaseema, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Eluru, West Godavari and East Godavari districts were affected for over a fortnight last month. Over two lakh people had to be lodged in rehabilitation centres as their habitations were inundated. According to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), seven people were killed in the flood in three districts. (PTI)

18:19 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Southern Odisha pounded by torrential rain; red alert issued for few districts

Low-lying areas were inundated with rivers flowing in spate as torrential rain pummeled southern Odisha on Monday due to a low-pressure area, which is set to concentrate into a depression. The well-marked weather system lies over the northwest Bay of Bengal off the coasts of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, the Met office said.

It is expected to intensify into a depression during the next 24 hours and move northwestwards across Odisha and Chhattisgarh, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said. The districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput, Kalahandi and Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal bore the brunt of heavy to very heavy rain under the influence of a low pressure and an active monsoon trough, which is passing over southern Odisha. (PTI)

16:34 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rain warnings for parts of Vidarbha; red, orange alerts issued for several districts

The weather department has issued red and orange alerts for parts of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next five days, an official said on Monday. The regional meteorological centre in Nagpur has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers in parts of Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia on Monday and Tuesday, the official said.

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at one or two places in Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal districts of Vidarbha with an orange alert from Monday to Wednesday, the official said. Heavy to very heavy rainfall along with thunderstorm and lightning may occur at one or two places in Nagpur, Bhandara, Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Amravati, Yavatmal and Wardha districts of Vidarbha in the next five days, he said. (PTI)

16:14 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Tree planted by Bal Thackeray falls due to heavy rains in Mumbai

A gulmohar tree planted by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai fell due to heavy rains and gusty winds on Monday, a civic official said. After Thackeray's death in 2012, a memorial was built near the tree.

The wind speed has been high in the last couple of days and the tree fell in the early hours of the day on the opposite side of the memorial, the official said. Former Mumbai mayor and Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar said that the tree had been planted by the Sena supremo and the party would like it to be replanted at the spot. (PTI) 

15:55 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Several relief measures taken in view of floods in Karnataka: Minister

As many rivers in Karnataka are in spate, the state government on Monday said it has taken several humanitarian measures including improved relief camps, and proper compensation to those who lost their near and dear ones, properties, livestock and crops in the floods. According to Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka, 161 villages in 14 districts are badly hit by the heavy rains and floods affecting 21,727 people.

Ever since the onset of monsoon, 73 people lost their lives, which comprises 15 deaths due to lightning, five due to tree collapse, 19 due to house collapse, 24 swept away in rivers, nine due to landslide and one due to electrocution, the minister said during a press conference here. As many as 8,197 people were shifted to safety, Ashoka said adding, 75 relief camps have been opened where 7,386 people have taken shelter.

The minister said 666 houses have been completely damaged while 2,949 were severely damaged and 17,750 houses partially damaged. (PTI)

15:04 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rains in Sindhudurg, other parts of south Konkan in Maharashtra

The southwest monsoon has become active over Maharashtra again after a gap of two weeks, this time bringing extremely heavy showers to south Konkan region, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. The state's coastal districts, mainly Sindhudurg and parts of Ratnagiri, received more than 200 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Monday, as per the IMD data.

Many villages and hamlets in Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri have become inaccessible because of the connecting roads getting inundated, according to locals. A number rivers in the two districts have swollen and the waters have entered agricultural fields and also affected houses, they said.

“Some tehsils in Sindhudurg district received more than 250 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, including Lanja where 290 mm precipitation was recorded, the highest in the state," a MeT official said. (PTI)

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14:09 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Odisha, Bengal brace for heavy rain as depression looms

Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal are likely to receive heavy rainfall over the next two to three days, due to a depression that is set to take shape over the Bay of Bengal, the Met office said. 

Fishermen have been advised not to venture off the coast till Thursday morning, as squally weather with wind speed of 45-55 kmph and gusting up to 65 kmph is very likely over northwestern Bay of Bengal. 

The weatherman issued an ‘orange warning' of heavy to very heavy rain in the districts of Khurda, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Koraput for Monday. (PTI)

13:36 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Predicted June-July rainfall over Delhi with over 80% accuracy

The India Meteorological Department predicted rainfall over Delhi in June and July with more than 80 per cent accuracy and reports of multiple false warnings are not correct, its chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has said.

The IMD director general said the impact-based forecast is a recent phenomenon and it will improve with time to become 'more granular, specific and accurate' by 2025.

Impact-based forecasts provide information needed to act before severe weather events to minimise the socio-economic costs. It includes colour-coded alerts with risk levels and suggested actions. These are: green (no action needed), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared) and red (take action). (PTI)

13:29 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Extremely heavy rainfall likely over Odisha today and tomorrow: IMD

Odisha might receive today and tomorrow isolated extremely heavy rainfall according to The India Meteorological Department. Telangana, Coastal and Southern Karnataka and Chattisgarh are also forecast to receive isolated extremely heavy downpours. 

12:45 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu recorded 269 mm rainfall in first six days of August, one dead: Minister

Tamil Nadu recorded 269 mm of rainfall, which is 102 per cent higher than normal, from August 1 to August 6, according to the state’s Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management KKSSR Ramachandran.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has forecast light to moderate rainfall for the next four days.

In a statement Sunday, Ramachandran said Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Tirupattur, and Krishnagiri recorded the maximum rainfall. He said that one person died in Vellore after a tree fall and close to 29 houses were damaged due to the rain. Read More

As many as 8,567 people from 2,597 families were affected due to the rainfall in the state and the government has housed them in 69 relief centres in 10 districts and helped them with all necessary facilities, read the minister’s statement. (PTI Photos)

12:35 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Himachal Pradesh | Cloudburst in Chamba, houses vacated and people shifted to safer zone

An incident of cloud burst was reported at Gram Panchayat Kandhwara in district Chamba on Sunday night, ANI reported. The incident has reportedly damaged agricultural lands and one bridge. The Himachal Pradesh State Emergency Operation Centre said around five to six houses have been vacated & people were shifted to a safer place.

11:29 (IST)08 Aug 2022
14 cars swept away, 50 picnickers rush to safety after sudden surge in Khargone river water

At least 14 cars were swept away while around 50 people ran for safety to higher places in a forest in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district due to sudden rise of water in a river after rains, police said on Monday.

The people, including women and children, all from Indore district, were on Sunday evening enjoying a picnic near the Sukdi river in Katkoot forest under Balwada police station limits, Additional Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Pawar said.

Following rains in the area, the river water level suddenly rose. (PTI)

10:46 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Tamil Nadu | Rainfall forecast for today, August 8

10:36 (IST)08 Aug 2022
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10:19 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Delhi weather: IMD predicts very light rainfall today, rest of the week

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast very light rainfall for Delhi on Monday and a few days of the week ahead.

Tuesday and Wednesday are likely to remain dry, while very light rainfall returns to the forecast on Thursday. There is no rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, though cloudy skies may persist.

The minimum temperature early on Monday was 25.1 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal. The maximum temperature on Monday is likely to settle at 33 degrees Celsius. Read more.

09:47 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Two children dies as wall of cowshed collapses on their house due to heavy rains

Two children in Karnataka's Ramanagara district died after a part of a wall of a cowshed collapsed on their house following heavy rains in the early hours of Sunday.

The deceased are Parbeen Sunak (4) and his cousin Ishika (3). Monisha and her daughter-in-law Meena have escaped with minor injuries. 

09:33 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Light to moderate rain in parts of Rajasthan, yellow alert issued for next 3 days

The weather department has issued a yellow alert for heavy rainfall in many districts of Rajasthan for the next three days.

It has forecast torrential rains along with thunderstorms in Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kota, Pratapgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Sirohi, Tonk, Udaipur and Pali districts for the next three days. Read more

09:31 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Karnataka | Amidst incessant rain in Kodagu district, river Cauvery flows above danger mark

Weather update as of August 8, 8:22 am.

IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Sunday said that India was logging frequent heavy rainfall events in monsoon season due to climate change, reports PTI. He also said that Climate change has hampered forecasting agencies’ ability to accurately predict severe events. IMD on Saturday predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka. A release from IMD stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall was experienced at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Konkan and Goa, Saurashtra and Kutch, Odisha, Coastal Karnataka and Tripura and Mizoram and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, East Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gujarat Region, Chhattisgarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim, Madhya Maharashtra, Telangana and Kerala.

Two-hour rain spell leaves several areas waterlogged in Gurgaon

A spell of moderate rain for over two hours on Sunday morning caused severe waterlogging in many parts of Gurgaon. Several vehicles broke down, pedestrians had to wade through knee-high water, and traffic was hit as water inundated key roads and internal sector areas.

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First published on: 07-08-2022 at 08:23:53 am
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