The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a rainfall alert, predicting heavy rains in multiple states across India over the next few days. Jharkhand and Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rains within 24 hours, while Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will see torrential downpours for the next two days. East Rajasthan will also face similar weather conditions on July 17-18. Moreover, Konkan & Goa, as well as the Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall from July 18 to 20. Gujarat may also experience heavy to very heavy rainfall on July 19-20.
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand Brace for Torrential Downpours
In Himachal Pradesh, widespread rainfall is expected, which could lead to flooding in isolated places over the next five days. West Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan may also witness heavy rains at isolated places for the next four days. Western Rajasthan can expect rainfall on July 18-19. Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad will experience similar weather conditions.
Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will also see similar weather conditions over the next three days, along with Haryana-Chandigarh for the next two days. Parts of Northeast India will have fairly widespread rain with thunder and lightning at isolated places, while Arunachal Pradesh will experience similar weather conditions within 24 hours.
Heavy Rains Expected in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Northeast India
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura can expect similar weather conditions on July 17. Additionally, heavy rains are likely in Odisha within the next 24 hours, with an Orange alert issued for 8 districts and a Yellow alert for 11-12 districts.
Coastal Karnataka will experience light to moderate rainfall, with isolated heavy falls expected until July 20. Telangana will have rainfall from July 17 to 20, while Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala will experience rainfall from July 18 to 20.
IMD Predicts Torrential Rains and Flood Risk
The IMD has warned of a moderate flood risk in several parts of India, including Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kathua district in Ladakh, Uttarakhand, East Rajasthan, and parts of West Madhya Pradesh over the next six days.