The weather department stated in a press release that light or moderate widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is probable over Konkan and Goa, ghat regions of central Maharashtra, and Gujarat over the next five days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that heavy rainfall is likely to persist over south peninsular India, Konkan, and Goa today (July 6) and over Gujarat on Friday and Saturday.
The weather department stated in a press release that light or moderate widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is probable over Konkan and Goa, ghat regions of central Maharashtra, and Gujarat over the next five days. Also possible over Konkan and Goa are sporadic intense downpours. Meanwhile, widespread precipitation will likely be mild to moderate in the central region of India. Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh are likely to experience sporadic, extremely intense precipitation.
Red alert for Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra’s Raigad
Three districts, including Idukki, Kasargod, and Kannur, were placed on red alert after torrential rains caused flooding, the uprooting of trees, and damage to structures in several regions of Kerala. ANI reported that the IMD has issued an orange alert for the remaining eleven districts.
Emergency Operation Centres have been established to assess the situation, and several National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been dispatched to vulnerable regions. The Minister of Revenue, K. Rajan, presided over a high-level meeting of district collectors and other revenue officials and exhorted the public to be cautious.
In addition, the weather department has issued a red alert for Goa, predicting heavy rainfall, flooding in low-lying areas, tree uprooting, building collapses, and short-term disruption of essential services. Two control centres and helplines have been established. The coastal state registered 76.7 millimetres of precipitation on Wednesday.
IMD has also issued a red alert warning of excessive rainfall for the Raigad district in Maharashtra. “In June, the average rainfall in the Raigad district was 655 millimetres.” This year, the district received 459 millimetres of precipitation, 70% of the average. In the first four days of July, 188 mm of precipitation was recorded, according to officials speaking with PTI.
Orange alert for the Karnataka coast
The Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, and Udupi coastal districts will experience torrential rainfall until July 8, according to the orange alert issued for coastal Karnataka. Tuesday and Wednesday, schools, Anganwadi, and pre-university colleges were closed in the Dakshina Kannada district.
Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain are expected over Delhi
Over the next few hours, thunderstorms with mild to moderate rainfall are forecast for the entirety of Delhi and surrounding areas, as well as for a few isolated locations (Burari, Model Town, Karawal Nagar, Delhi University, Civil Lines, Kashmir Gate, and Seelampur), NCR (Loni Dehat). Over the next two hours, mild to moderate rain will fall over and adjacent to Delhi and in isolated locations (Dilshad Garden, Seemapuri).
One killed in Punjab; Ludhiana records highest rainfall
Several regions of Punjab also experienced significant rainfall on Wednesday. A man was slain and three people were injured when a factory shed collapsed near the Dehlon neighbourhood, according to PTI. Rajesh Sharma, assistant commissioner of police in Ludhiana (Central), informed PTI that the victim was identified as Surinder Kumar, a native of the Uttar Pradesh village of Dirmarbhar.
In addition, it was reported that a flash deluge in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district destroyed ten homes in the Haroli area. No injuries were reported. During torrential rains, a 40-foot-wide breach occurred in the Kandi canal in Chakrota village, Punjab. Strong water currents swept away an automobile, but no casualties were reported.
According to the IMD’s Chandigarh centre, Ludhiana received the most rainfall on Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The remainder of the state received 10 to 17.5 millimetres of precipitation.