The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and has issued an Orange alert for these regions as well as for Odisha and Madhya Pradesh for the next two days. The IMD has warned of a moderate to high risk of flash floods in certain watersheds and neighborhoods of Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba, Kangra, Sirmaour, Shimla, and Kullu districts until tomorrow. Over the next five days, Himachal Pradesh is expected to experience fairly widespread to widespread rainfall, with isolated heavy rainfall.
The IMD has also stated that active monsoon conditions will persist over central and adjoining East India for the next five days. Jharkhand and Odisha are expected to receive heavy rainfall within the next 24 hours. Furthermore, heavy rainfall is anticipated in the eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh from July 16 to 18, and in Chhattisgarh on July 16 and 17. In western parts of the country, light to moderate rainfall, with isolated heavy rainfall, is likely to continue for the next five days.
These forecasts and alerts from the IMD are crucial for the affected regions as they help in preparedness and timely response to potential weather-related challenges. It is essential for residents, local authorities, and relevant agencies to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of individuals and minimize any potential damage caused by heavy rainfall and associated hazards.