The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert for heavy rainfall in southwest Madhya Pradesh and similar weather conditions are expected in other areas.
Details of the Alert
For the next three days southwest Madhya Pradesh is on high alert for extremely heavy rainfall. The IMD has also forecasted similar heavy rainfall in southeast Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha on September 15, in north Madhya Maharashtra on the same day, and in the Gujarat region from September 16 to 17.
The IMD explained that active monsoon conditions are likely to prevail over central parts of the country for the next 3-4 days.
Specifics of the Alert
The specific red alert for West Madhya Pradesh indicates that isolated areas may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall, including extremely heavy downpours exceeding 204.4 mm, from September 15th to 17th.
The current weather pattern is associated with a well-marked low-pressure area that initially moved from the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining North Odisha-West Bengal coasts. It is now situated over East Madhya Pradesh and is expected to move across West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat over the next 3-4 days.
Regions Affected by heavy rainfall.
The western regions, including Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, and Gujarat, are anticipated to witness widespread rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning from September 15 to 18. Some isolated areas within these regions may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall, particularly in north Madhya Maharashtra on September 16.
In the northwest regions which include Uttarakhand, Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and southwest Uttar Pradesh there are predictions of light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorms from September 15 to 17. Isolated instances of heavy rainfall are expected with East Rajasthan experiencing very heavy rainfall on September 16 and 17.
Odisha and Jharkhand are likely to see widespread rainfall thunderstorms and lightning on September 15 with continued activity on September 18 and 19. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also in the path of these weather systems, where very heavy rainfall is expected on September 17.