It is time for the Southwest Monsoon-made high-rainfall season to once again intensify, which is likely to reduce rainfall activity over many parts of the country in the coming days. However, even during this break, the weather is likely to remain rough over parts of East and Northeast India. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a cyclonic circulation lies over West Bihar and neighbourhood. This system is expected to continue for the next hours and then subside.
Apart from this, another cyclonic circulation is very likely to form over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal around August 15. Due to this, an area of low pressure is likely to form over the same area in the next hours. Apart from this, strong southwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal will continue to move northeast during the next 1-2 days.
Under the combined effect of all these systems, there is a possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places over Bihar on 14th August. Thereafter, the intensity of rainfall is likely to decrease. On the other hand, widespread rain with heavy to very heavy falls will occur over parts of Northeast India, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till August 15.
Due to these inclement weather conditions, the IMD had issued an Orange Alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh for Friday and Saturday. The bad conditions are likely to subside by Sunday, August 15. Accordingly, it has been advised to be ‘Aware’ about the local weather conditions in these areas. The same alert will continue in Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till August 16.
According to the weather information organization Skymet, during the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain may occur over East Uttar Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Light to moderate rain is possible over Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, parts of Lakshadweep, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, light rain is also possible in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Interior Maharashtra.
In the recent Nigulsari accident in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, bodies of 18 people have been recovered so far. The rescue work is being hampered due to intermittent landslides from the hill. This has stalled the traffic. There is a possibility of more rain in the coming days. According to the Meteorological Center Shimla, there is a forecast of rain in the entire state till August 19.
condition of uttarakhand
The problems arising due to rain in Uttarakhand are not reducing. The process of landslides continues in the mountains. Traffic is affected. Vehicles are getting stuck in the debris. According to the Meteorological Center, there may be heavy rain at isolated places in Dehradun, Nainital as well as Champawat, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar and Chamoli on Saturday. Light to moderate rain is expected in other districts.