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IMD Weather Today (Aug 22): IMD predicts heavy rainfall in these states

IMD has issued an 'orange alert' for intense rainfall in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh from August 22-24. The weather office also predicted severe rainfall in other states on August 24 and 25

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IMD Weather Today (Aug 22). Photo: ANI Twitter

Sonika Nitin Nimje New Delhi

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange alert' for intense downpour in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh from August 22-24. The alert was issued in the two states because of the sensitive weather situation and widespread destruction caused by unending rainfall over the recent days. 

The loss of life in rain-related occurrences in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand rose to 88 on Saturday with the recovery of one more body from the garbage of a collapsed temple in Shimla.

The IMD mentions in its recent announcement, "Isolated very heavy rainfall likely over Uttarakhand during August 21-24; over Himachal Pradesh on August 23 and 24 and over northwest Uttar Pradesh on August 22 and 23, 2023".

Weather Forecasts: Overview

The Met department has likewise cautioned of moderate risk of flash floods in catchment areas of Chamba and Mandi regions and anticipated a wet spell till August 26. Intense downpour can bring about landslides, flash floods and expanded water levels in drains and rivers, other than harming standing crops, organic product plants and young seedlings, the weather office added.

In the meantime, the IMD has likewise anticipated severe rains over Bihar till August 25 and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on August 24 and 25.
Concerning South India, IMD stated moderate scattered to intensely widespread rains or lightning with isolated intense rains are possible over Tamil Nadu on August 22, 2023. 

IMD Weather: Insights 

The Home Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 200 crore, as an advance from the National Disaster Response Fund to the Himachal Pradesh government to assist them with undertaking relief and rescue measures for impacted people during the continuous monsoon season, a spokesperson said, according to PTI.

Twenty teams of the National Disaster Response Force, nine columns of the Army and three helicopters of the Indian air force have been deployed to Himachal Pradesh for assistance in the relief and rescue operations.

Weather update: Brief report 

1. East India: 

    • Moderate intense to widespread rainfall activity is likely across Jharkhand today.  
    • Moderate rains over Bihar from August 21 to 23. 
    • Moderate rainfall over Sikkim and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal on August 21 to 23. 

2. Northeast India: 

From August 23, Assam and Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram are predicted to witness light to moderate widespread rainfall and thunderstorms with isolated heavy rainfall.

3. North India:

An 'orange alert' for intense downpour in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh from August 22-24.  

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First Published: Aug 22 2023 | 3:57 PM IST

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