IMD Warns of Continued Heavy Rainfall Across North and Central India; Orange and Red Alerts Issued

New Delhi: In many parts of the country, including North India, people are experiencing significant disruption due to heavy rains brought by the monsoon. Cities such as Mumbai and Delhi are grappling with waterlogged roads, and the situation is expected to persist. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), relief from the rains is not anticipated in the coming days.

The IMD has issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Maharashtra, Assam, and Meghalaya over the next 24 hours. Additionally, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh are expected to receive heavy rains until July 11, 2024, prompting the IMD to issue a red alert for these states. A yellow alert has been issued for most states in North and Central India due to ongoing rainfall.

The forecast indicates heavy rains in central India, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh over the next five days. The IMD also predicts rain and thunderstorms with lightning in Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Kerala, Lakshadweep, and Karnataka in the coming days. Isolated places in Madhya Maharashtra are expected to receive heavy rainfall (115.5-204.4 mm) from July 12 to 14, 2024.

Delhi continues to experience waterlogging in many areas due to heavy rains. After a brief period of sunshine on the morning of July 10, heavy rains resumed in the National Capital Region (NCR).

In Mumbai, heavy rains have severely disrupted daily life, leading to massive waterlogging. While the intensity of rain showers is gradually decreasing, heavy rains are still expected in the city over the next 24 hours.

The northeastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are also likely to experience heavy rainfall in isolated areas on July 13, 2024. In Assam, several districts are affected by floods due to incessant rains. According to a PTI report, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported on Tuesday, July 9, that many regions are currently in the grip of floods.

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