The Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand rainfall are predicted to intensify in the upcoming days as predicted by the IMD. The IMD predicts a chance of thunderstorms, lightning, and scattered to widely distributed mild to moderate rainfall. In Uttarakhand, sporadic heavy downpours are predicted from August 15 to August 19. The IMD also forecasts the approaching monsoon season for different regions of India.
Talking about Northern India, Mahesh Palawat, Vice President for Meteorology and Climate Change, forecasted that moderate to heavy rain will fall across Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next two days. He further cautioned that starting on August 20, another severe period might occur.
According to a Himachal Pradesh University directive, academic activities at the State University will be postponed until August 19 while the university library will be closed till August 20. Additionally, according to the decree, both teaching and non-teaching staff members will continue to visit the institution often. on 17th August, a large landslide was recorded near Summer Hill in Shimla. The Department also warned about light to heavy rainfalls in various districts of Uttarakhand, including Nainital, Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar.
The Rainfall in the Eastern Part of India will increase in the coming time according to a repot from the IMD. Over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday, over Odisha till Saturday, over Jharkhand from Wednesday through Friday, over West Bengal and Sikkim on Thursday, light to moderate scattered to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall activity is highly possible. On Thursday and Friday, isolated, extremely heavy rainfall are also predicted over Odisha, according to the Met department.
The Rainfall expected in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha can be light to moderate showers accompanied by Thunderstorms from Thursday to Sunday. As the rainfall moves south of the foot of the Himalayas, from Wednesday to Sunday, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are expected to experience significant rainfall. Additionally, a rise in rainfall is anticipated to start on Thursday in the nearby central India region. “The cyclonic circulation that caused this change in weather patterns is predicted to become a low-pressure system by Friday across the northern Bay of Bengal and its surroundings. In East and Northeast India, rainfall between June 1 and July 16 was 19% below average, while nationwide rainfall fell 6% short of the long-term average of 554.7 mm,” added the IMD.