Due to the well marked low-pressure area persisting over northeast Rajasthan and adjoining areas of northwest Madhya Pradesh and southwest Uttar Pradesh, the region is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains in the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move gradually northwestwards along the monsoon trough, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). As many as five people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours in Rajasthan creating a flood-like situation in Hadauti region, an official said told PTI.
The weather department Friday forecast very heavy rainfall in Idukki, Kannur and Kasargod districts of Karnataka. The toll in the second spell of the southwest monsoon rose to 104 with 36 missing across the state. The IMD has also issued a yellow warning in Himachal Pradesh today.
Incessant rains in various parts of Madhya Pradesh in the last three days left low-lying areas inundated as several rivers and streams were in spate. In some places, including Bhopal, the authorities had to open the sluice gates of reservoirs to release water after they were filled up to their maximum storage capacity, an official said.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, the department has forecast generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures is between 34 and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively, today.
Moderate rain expected in Delhi, follow for latest updates
Maharashtra: Death toll in flood-hit Pune rises to 54
Heavy rains disrupt flight operations at Kolkata Airport
Flight operations have been disrupted at Kolkata Airport due to heavy rainfall and lightning. The arrival of four flights and departure of more than five flights have been put on hold. (ANI)
Increased rainfall improves Delhi's air quality
Delhi's air quality has been oscillating between good and satisfactory categories for the past one week, making it one of the longest spells of clean air in the national capital this year, authorities said on Friday.
The authorities have attributed increased rainfall with approaching western disturbance as the main reason behind the improvement in air quality. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 44 on Friday which falls in good category, while the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said the AQI was recorded in satisfactory category at 59.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. (PTI)
Rajasthan: Flood-like situation in Hadauti region, 5 killed in rain-related incidents
Five people were killed in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours in Rajasthan, creating a flood-like situation in Hadauti region of the state, an official said on Friday. A red alert warning was issued for Jodhpur, Nagaur and Pali for the next 24 hours, according to the MeT department. The Army was asked to be vigilant as Kota, Baran, Bhilwara, Jhalawar and Bundi districts recorded more than 160 mm of rain since Thursday, the official said. Disaster Management, Support and Civil Protection Department Secretary Ashutosh AT Pedhenkar told PTI that five people were killed in various rain-related incidents in three districts. (PTI)
Rain, thunderstorm likely in Bengal, North East India
According to The Weather Channel, the monsoon trough is passing through West Bengal and northwest Bay of Bengal among other areas. Fairly widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected over West Bengal and several parts of North East India.
Jaipur gets heavy rainfall
Rajasthan capital Jaipur has been observing very heavy rainfall for the past few days. In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday, the city has recorded 42 mm of rain. And looking at the weather models, Skymet Weather has predicted chances of extremely heavy rain for the next 24-48 hours. According to Skymet experts there, a low-pressure area is lying over northeast Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh resulting in heavy rain in the Jaipur city. This monsoon, east Rajasthan has been the rainiest pocket with 36 per cent excess rain so far.
Karnataka floods: PM Modi assures BSY of Centre’s help
After meeting Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured to help the state assess the damage caused by floods in several regions. In the 45-minute meeting, BSY appraised the PM on the grave situation in flood-hit areas, after which the PM said he would send a central team to study the impact of the floods.
JUST IN| PM Modi assures to send in a central study team soon to assess the damage due to #Karnatakafloods. #Karnataka CM Yediyurappa, in the 45-minute meeting, appraised the PM on the grave situation of the flood-hit areas, explaining losses suffered. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/MfDNXDdamm— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 16, 2019
Madhya Pradesh: Man washed away while crossing a flooded river in Rajgarh
Several rivers are in spate in Madhya Pradesh and many low-lying areas inundated following incessant rains.
Kerala MLA breaks down at flood relief meet, pledges Rs 10 lakh for ‘Rebuild Kerala’
A compassionate side of the flood relief and rescue operations in Kerala shone to light in Nilambur, one of the worst-affected regions in the northern part of the state. At a public meeting of all stakeholders held to discuss the post-flood rebuilding measures on Thursday at Pothukallu, local MLA PV Anvar broke down in the middle of his speech, describing his helplessness as a public representative in the face of a monstrous calamity. Read More
Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rainfall predicted for today
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, where the Met department has issued an orange weather warning on August 18 for plains, lower and middle hills of the state.
IMD predicts heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Rajasthan
The Met department has forecast heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in east and heavy rainfall at isolated places in west Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
Heavy rainfall in store for West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya
West Bengal and the northeastern states of Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive enhanced rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next three-four days, said the IMD.
Delhi weather today: Light rains expected this evening
Delhi woke up to a humid morning Friday, with the temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celcius. The IMD has predicted light rains this evening, and thunderstorms. The maximum temperature is expected to be 34.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 24.8 degrees. Humidity was at 81 per cent.
Incessant rains in Madhya Pradesh, several rivers in spate
Several rivers are in spate in Madhya Pradesh and many low-lying areas inundated following incessant rains in various parts of the state, officials said on Thursday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast "very heavy to extremely heavy showers" in 18 districts till Friday morning. Heavy rains in the last three days caused water-logging in low-lying areas as several rivers and streams were in spate. Jabalpur district's Patan area received the maximum 243 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, IMD Bhopal centre's duty officer R R Tripathi said.
Telangana: Water enters N Chandrababu Naidu’ home compound
With the Krishna river in spate, water entered the premises of the riverside house of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu at Undavalli in Amaravati. The floodwater inundated fields along the riverbank in Krishna district, especially in Undavalli and other villages in the Amaravati capital region. Naidu’s official accommodation, which is a guesthouse leased from infrastructure company Lingamaneni Estates, is on the bank of the Krishna river. Read more
IMD starts forecast of water volume in river basins
In a bid to ensure effective reservoir management, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, has started issuing water level forecasts for all river basins in India from August 1. Last year, it was alleged that improper dam management aggravated the flood situation in Kerala. Nearly 80 dams, big and small, were on the verge of collapse and this forced the irrigation department to simultaneously open their gates, leading to flooding in several districts, including Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad. Read More
Lot of rain in very short time: Climate change patterns explain Kerala flood catastrophe
In the first two months of the southwest monsoon — June and July — Kerala recorded rainfall deficiency of 40%-50%, and the administration had begun to prepare for a drought situation. Until July 2, the state had received just 365.99 mm rain against the normal of 697.8 mm, a deficiency of 48%. But within a week, on August 10, the rainfall deficiency had dropped to just 8%, as the state was pounded by heavy rain over a few days. A top IMD official said, “The intensity of rainfall has been high. It is more common nowadays, and we can attribute it to climate change. In the coming years as well, we can expect high-intensity rainfall.” Read more