IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in these states till 12 Sep. See full forecast

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Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in most parts of the country till 12 September  (AP)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of the country till 12 September. Among the states that are likely to witness heavy rainfall are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Karnataka, Goa, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal and Uttarakhand.

Rainfall is likely to increase over Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh from 11th and over Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Bengal from 12th September, the IMD said.  

The IMD has predicted increase in rainfall activity over plains of northwest India and adjoining Western Himalayan region during 9th -11th September.

In its latest updates, the weather office precited fairly widespread to widespread rainfall over Konkan, Goa, Gujarat state and Coastal Karnataka and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over Central Maharashtra and Marathawada region during 8th-12th September. 

It has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka during 8th-12th; over Gujarat state during 8th-11th and over Central Maharashtra on 8th and 9th. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Gujarat on 8th-09th and over Konkan, Goa on 8th September. 

According to IMD, scattered to widespread rainfall is very likely over most parts of northwest India till 12th September. Isolated heavy falls are very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana during 8th-11th; over Uttar Pradesh and West Rajasthan during 9th-11th; over Uttarakhand and East Rajasthan during 8th-12th September.

Uttarakhand and East Rajasthan are expected to witness isolated very heavy rainfall during 9th -11th September. 

Reduction in rainfall activity likely to continue over south peninsular India and adjoining east-central India during next 3 days, the IMD said. 

According to the updates, a low pressure area is likely to form over north and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal around 11th September. It is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours.

Many districts of Odisha have been witnessing heavy rainfall ahead of formation of low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. 

PTI reports that the weather department issued a 'yellow' warning for 14 districts in south and coastal Odisha and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea on Wednesday.

Two places – Banki in Cuttack district and Khandapara in Nayagarh – received very heavy rainfall of 140 mm and 117.4 mm respectively in 24 hours till 8.30 AM on Tuesday.


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