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New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed many parts of the country on Wednesday, especially in the national capital and its adjoining areas, where normal life was disrupted due to severe waterlogging. The Meteorological Department of India has forecast intense rainfall in the central parts of the country during the next five days.
Delhi registered a moderate rain Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the regional forecast center of the Meteorological Department of India, said that there is likely to be more rain in the next 24 hours till 5:30 pm.
The recession in Delhi and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida caused havoc, causing rain water to flow on the roads and underpasses in many areas.
The Meteorological Department said in its weather forecast released on Wednesday evening, “During the next five days there will be a period of intense rainfall in the central parts of the country.”
It said that in the coming days, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in parts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, East and West Madhya Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Can be expected .
In a press release, the Meteorological Department has warned people in these states and union territories to be prepared for damage to the roads due to raw roads and weak structures, mousalides, loss of visibility due to heavy rains, heavy rains Due to reduced visibility, roads and floodwaters enter the low-lying areas and traffic disruptions.
Several parts of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh also received heavy rainfall on Wednesday, causing the maximum temperature to fall. In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Sonipat were among the places which received heavy rainfall.
Light to moderate rain accompanied with thunderstorms at several places in Uttar Pradesh, the Meteorological Department said, adding that there were thunder showers in the state.
It said that there is a possibility of heavy rain at isolated places on 20 August and there is also a possibility of rain with lightning in the state on 21 August.
Overnight heavy rains blocked many roads in Uttarakhand, including major routes to the Himalayan temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath in the state. disaster management The office in Dehradun said.
The Meteorological Department has said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Konkan and Central. Maharashtra Over the next four to five days.
The possibility of maximum rainfall can be seen in Mumbai and neighboring Thane on Friday and Saturday, when the Ganesh festival begins. IMD KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, Mumbai Centers, said.
In Kolkata, the Meteorological Department said that due to the formation of two areas of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the districts of South Bengal from Wednesday.
Due to two low pressure systems, widespread rains are likely to occur in the districts of South Bengal from August 19 to 25.
The Met Office said a low pressure area formed over the northern Bay of Bengal on Wednesday morning and is likely to move slowly westwards and went into a depression by Thursday afternoon.
A second low pressure area is likely to develop northwest of the Bay of Bengal around 23 August.
The Meteorological Department warned of heavy rains in the catchment areas due to possible increase in water level in various rivers of South Bengal. It may also cause waterlogging in the city and suburban areas, including Kolkata, it said.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea on 19 and 20 August.
Officials said that after a while, several parts of Odisha faced a fresh fall on Wednesday as a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Continuing rainfall was recorded in Malkangiri district, where flood-like conditions had indicated improvement on Tuesday.
Officials said that due to the new round of rain, some areas of Kalimela and Mathili blocks in the district were run out of water.
Officials said on Wednesday that two persons, including a 16-year-old girl, were swept away and one person was killed after a house collapsed in rain and flood-related incidents in different parts of Karnataka.
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC) said in a statement that rain and thunderstorms are likely to occur at most places in coastal Karnataka and at some places in interior Karnataka over the next 24 hours.
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