Weather forecast Today: A low-pressure area is likely to build over Odisha and neighbouring regions due to a cyclonic circulation which currently lies off the Odisha-West Bengal coast. This may increase rainfall activity in the region for the next 48 hours, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. Several parts of the state have been experiencing incessant rainfall for the last two days.
In view of the weather forecast, Odisha’s revenue and disaster management department asked Collectors of the districts to keep administrative machinery prepared to meet any possible situation. Fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea on Saturday and Sunday, PTI reported.
Fairly heavy rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is predicted over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Jharkhand during the next 24 hours and over Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan during next 48 hours. Due to the convergence of lower-level westerlies, Kerala and coastal Karnataka are likely to experience heavy rainfall for the next three days.
Meanwhile, several villages in Punjab continue to reel under heavy flooding after a record release of 2.75 lakh cusecs from Bhakra Dam on Sunday night. According to the villagers, huge breaches in the Dhussi Bandh have added to the flooding situation because of which water is spreading towards other villages too.
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IMD weather bulletin for August 25
* Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over East Rajasthan, Gujarat region and Coastal Karnataka; Heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala & Mahe.
* Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over Jharkhand.
* Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph, is very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, southeast and westcentral Bay of Bengal, north Andaman Sea, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and along.
Noida witnesses heavy rainfall on Saturday
Heavy rainfall showers lash Noida city Saturday afternoon, bringing respite from the rising humidity. According to SkyMet weather, a private weather agency, since Saturday the west end of the axis of monsoon trough which lies on the foothills of the Himalayas is moving south, enhancing rains in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, and west Uttar Pradesh regions. Also, a cyclonic circulation, is currently over south Uttar Pradesh, is traveling south of Delhi. Due to these two factors, moderate rains are likely on August 25 and 26 in several areas.
IMD weather bulletin for August 24
* Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Coastal Karnataka; Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Gujarat region, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe.
* Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely at isolated places over West Bengal & Sikkim, Jharkhand and Bihar.
* Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph are very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, southeast and westcentral Bay of Bengal, north Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Squally weather is likely to prevail over Odisha. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.
Odisha govt alerts districts in view of likely heavy rain
In view of the weather forecast, Odisha's revenue and disaster management department asked Collectors of the districts under very heavy to heavy rainfall warning to keep administrative machinery prepared to meet any possible situation that may arise in the event of intense rainfall. An advisory issued by the department said other districts should closely watch the situation and take appropriate steps, as may be necessary.
Fire service, ODRAF (Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force) and NDRF were asked to remain in a state of readiness for deployment for search and rescue operation, if required. The emergency cells in all the districts were asked to operate round the clock. PTI
West Bengal: Thundershowers alert for some parts in the state
#Weather alert for #WestBengal#Rain and #thundershowers will occur at some places over Bardhman, Haora, Hugli, #Kolkata, Nadia, North Twenty Four Parganas, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur and South Twenty Four Parganas of West Bengal during the next 3-4 hours.— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) August 24, 2019
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