India Weather News Live Updates: IMD predicts heavy rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya today

India News| India Top News Live | India Politics News | Sonia GandhiTop India News Latest Updates: Locals at a damaged residential area after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst at Khaniara, in Dharamshala, Friday. (PTI)

India Weather Live Today: Senior officials visited Khaniyara locality here on Saturday, a day after a cloudburst triggered a flash flood in the area, and directed relief workers to step up efforts for rehabilitation of those affected.

Several houses and shops were destroyed in heavy rains in the area on Friday. Besides, 15 houses and three shops were partially damaged and 45 sheep and goats went missing.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall spell over extreme south Peninsular and northeast India for the next five days and over Bihar, Jharkhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next three days. Subdued rainfall activity was predicted over plains of northwest India and over Central India during the next 5 days. Isolated very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya today. Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Chhattisgarh, coastal Karnataka, north interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mahe till September 6.

Major regions across the country will receive normal to above normal rainfall in September, the IMD said on Thursday. According to the forecast, the southwest monsoon is unlikely to start withdrawing anytime soon. Quantitatively, the all-India rainfall for September is forecast to be 109 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), which is 168.9mm (1971-2020). Jammu, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, southwest Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, north Andhra Pradesh, coastal Karnataka, north Kerala, south coastal Tamil Nadu, Tripura and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will receive normal to above normal rainfall this month, IMD said.

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A total of 112 out of the total 264 blocks in Jharkhand are facing a drought-like situation, an official said on Friday. Another 131 blocks are witnessing drought-like conditions due to scanty rainfall during the early monsoon months, he said. The overall sowing coverage in the state remained at 37.19% and the paddy sowing coverage was recorded at 30% against the target to date, the official added.

The figures were disclosed during a review meeting on the situation by Chief Minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi. The chief minister took stock of the situation and directed the officials to prepare a detailed plan at the earliest to provide relief to the people living in rural areas, livestock farmers and labourers from drought, the official said. Soren asked officers to send teams to Santhal Parganas and Palamu divisions to evaluate the situation as many areas there are facing water crisis for agriculture, drinking and livestock, he said.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra the water storage in Jayakwadi Dam in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district reached 99.01 per cent of capacity, leading to 18 gates being opened to discharge 76,856 cusec (cubic foot per second) amid continuous inflow, an official said on Friday.

The inflow of water into the dam reached 75,681 cusec from 22,455 cusec in just 12 hours during the day, leaving the storage at 99.01 per cent, up from 98.35 per cent in the morning, he said.

In Bengaluru, the Outer Ring Road Companies Associations (ORRCA) in a letter submitted to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday estimated a collective loss of Rs 225 crore of all the firms it represents due to the flooding of Outer Ring Road after heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on August 30.

The ORRCA represents all major IT and banking companies on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) stretch.

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First published on: 03-09-2022 at 08:23:57 am

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