New Delhi: North and central India are likely to witness intense rains till Thuesday, as per the the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Further it predicted that a fresh cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over north Bay of Bengal on September 17 and bring heavy rainfall over eastern India. “Rainfall activity is likely to increase over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and isolated heavy falls over above areas on September 18-19,” it added.
Earlier this week, a deep depression brought heavy rainfall over Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The IMD has said that intense spell of rainfall is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Rajasthan and Gujarat till September 16 and decrease thereafter. Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall was very likely over northwest India (excluding Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh) during September 15-17. Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Haryana on September 16, over west Rajasthan on September 17-18.
Here are the latest updates on the rains in different states:
Heavy rains lashed the national capital on Thursday causing traffic snarls and waterlogging in several parts of the city. According to the Public Works Department (PWD), areas that witnessed waterlogging included Pul Prahladpur underpass, Mehrauli-Badarpur road, Anand Parbat, Zakhira underpass, Nangloi, Mundka, Uttam Nagar, Rohtak Road, Sangam Vihar, Dabri, Sitapuri, Krishna Nagar, Madhu Vihar, Chhattarpur, Badli, and Kirari.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city is likely to witness generally cloudy sky on Thursday with moderate rain and thundershowers. Strong surface winds of 20-30 kmph are expected to blow during the day, it said.
IMD has also predicted light intensity rain/drizzle over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi, NCR, including Hindon AF Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh and Karnal.
Parts of Uttar Pradesh received heavy rains on Thursday. Roads were waterlogged and lanes submerge in several parts of the Lucknow due to incessant rains. Meanwhile, three deaths were reported in rain-related incidents.
Three people, including two children, were killed and two others injured in separate incidents of wall collapse in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Narwana, Rajaund, Assandh, Safidon, Barwala, Jind, Meham, the IMD said on Thursday.
West Bengal has also been witnessing heavy rains and thunderstorm. On Thursday, state Highway 7, near West Midnapore, was flooded following incessant rains.
On Wednesday, 21 flights were delayed due to heavy rains in the morning. In Kolkata, several areas were waterlogged
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted rainfall in parts of Chhattisgarh, especially in the northern region, for the next 24 hours. After witnessing heavy downpour in the last couple of days, Raipur and several other districts saw some relief during the day, as the rains abated.
According to officials, one person died in a rain-related incident in Raipur district, while two persons were swept away in Surhi river in Bemetara district.Incessant rains battered Raipur, Gariaband, Mahasamund and Dhamtari districts in the last three days, sending several rivers into a spate. At least 144 houses were damaged in Raipur district and 403 in Gariaband, while crops spread over 322 hectares were also destroyed, the official said.
Water levels in Mahanadi, one of the major rivers of the state, has increased due to incessant rainfall in several parts of the state.
Anticipating flooding of the Mahanadi river system due to extremely heavy rainfall in upper catchment areas, Odisha government Wednesday rushed seven teams of NDRF and ODRF teams to the vulnerable districts of Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapara. It also opened more sluice gates of the Hirakud reservoir to discharge excess water from the dam.
The state government has received reports of water logging in several areas due to the devastating rain. The heavy rain has hit over 23.82 lakh people in 24 districts and left at least six people dead and two other missing. As per preliminary reports 7,540 houses have been damaged and about 1.30 lakh hectares of agricultural land are submerged in the rain water. As many as 20,552 people were evacuated from low-laying areas during the rains on Monday and Tuesday, he said.