– Photo: Amar Ujala
A low pressure area has formed over North West Bengal. Due to its effect, Odisha, Ganga coastal areas of West Bengal and East Central parts including Jharkhand and Northeast India received heavy rain on Tuesday. During the next two days, it is likely to move in a west-northwest direction towards North Odisha and South Jharkhand. Due to its effect, there is a possibility of heavy rains in Odisha as well as Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and almost all states of Northeast India during the next three days.
According to the red alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there was heavy rainfall in Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Tuesday. Visavdar taluka in Junagadh recorded the highest rainfall of 302 mm. According to data from the State Disaster Operation Centre, Gujarat has so far received 870 mm of rainfall or 99.27 per cent of the average annual rainfall. According to IMD, cyclone status prevails over southwest Rajasthan, under its influence there is a possibility of heavy rains in the adjoining areas of Gujarat during the next 24 hours.
According to IMD, due to the effect of low pressure forming near the coast of Odisha, there is a possibility of heavy rains in Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, UP, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and northeastern states on Wednesday. Meanwhile, on Thursday and Friday, heavy and at some places very heavy rains are also possible in all the states of East India and Northeast including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, East and West Madhya Pradesh.