Indian meteorological department issues alert for rainfall and cyclone

Sep 18 2020 01:13 PM
Indian meteorological department issues alert for rainfall and cyclone

New Delhi: The dry weather and heatwave in India has been continuing for quite some time. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rain alert in Odisha from September 20 to September 23. The department has also predicted heavy rain in several other states next week.

In fact, the Bay of Bengal is becoming a low-pressure area on September 20. This may result in heavy rains in many states. However, it will see little impact in North India. The IMD said that odisha is expected to get heavy rainfall for four days from September 20 due to low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. In the meantime, lightning can rain water with thunderstorms. That is why the department has instructed fishermen not to go deep into the water. In view of the warning, Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena has asked all district administrations in the state to be vigilant to deal with the situation.

From September 21 to September 24, the impact will be seen more in coastal areas of West Bengal and northern Odisha, according to a report by Skymet, a weather forecasting agency. The states of central India like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are likely to get heavy rains.

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