India Heads into the Thunderstorm Zone Right After the Heatwave, Orange Alerts Issued

Environmental News from India: 

  • IMD has issued an orange alert in Mumbai, Assam, and Meghalaya due to intense rainfall.
  • Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is likely to hit north, northeastern and southern states in the next five days.
  • Whereas, no warning has been issued for Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Marathwada, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

In the next 2-3 days, there would be heavy rainfall across northern, central, and eastern parts of India, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). It has even issued orange alerts in Mumbai, Assam, and Meghalaya in anticipation of intense rainfall – shifting gears from one extreme weather to another.

Assam and Meghalaya — which are two worst-hit states by flood — are likely to receive more rain today. Around 52 people have died in these two states due to floods and 44 lakh people have been displaced so far.

The IMD has indicated a strong chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra.

Chennai too is expected to be the epicenter of heavy rainfall – along with adjoining districts like Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam localities. The state witnessed a heavy downpour on Sunday, June 19, as well which is an indication of more thunderstorms in the coming days in Chennai and suburbs in addition to a downpour on Monday.

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Source: Business Insider

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