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Heavy rainfall lashes parts of national capital; spells predicted in central, north India

The weather department has warned of intense rainfall over central, north India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 28, 2020 1:49:47 pm
"A well-marked low pressure area is advancing over eastern MP. It is likely to cause good rainfall in next two-three days in the state," Uday Sarwate, a senior meteorologist with the IMD's Bhopal office said.

Weather Updates today: Heavy rainfall lashed parts of the national capital on Friday causing waterlogging in several areas. The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The humidity was 77 per cent.

The India Meteorological Department on Friday warned of very heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. Parts of northeast including Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will experience heavy rainfall in isolated places too.


In Madhya Pradesh, a red alert has been issued in some districts of the eastern part of the state, where monsoon activities have revived in the last 24 hours. In another 12 districts, IMD has issued an orange alert for heavy rains along with thunderstorms and lightening.

A low pressure area over Bay of Bengal triggered heavy rains in Odisha and resulted in a flood situation with several rivers including Baitarani, Brahmani, Subarnarekha and Budhabalanga flowing above the danger mark. The state has been recording an average rainfall of 55.8 mm since Wednesday.

Low lying areas of West Bengal’s capital city were inundated as the state has been  witnessing continuous downpour since Wednesday evening.

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