Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday stressed upon the need of a better coordination between all the central and state agencies to have a permanent system for forecasting of floods, PTI reported. He also underlined the extensive use of innovative technologies for improving the forecast and warning system. PM Modi made these remarks during a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of six states to review the flood situation in various parts of the country.
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in the national capital on Monday. This is expected to cause traffic disruptions and waterlogging across the city and its surrounding areas. Starting early Monday, Delhi-NCR can expect an intense spell of 40-50mm. In some places, the rain intensity could go over 65mm.
Parts of North India including Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana will experience moderate to severe thunderstorms and lightning today. During the next 24 hours, Kerala, Mahe and Southern Karnataka will also experience heavy to very heavy rainfall.
Due to a low pressure area formed over parts of Bay of Bengal, Maharashtra will experience heavy rainfalls today while widespread showers are likely over Odisha during the next 5 days. An “orange warning” has been issued for some districts in Odisha on Monday and Tuesday.