Monsoon tracker: IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in Bengal, Assam; heatwave in Delhi, Punjab till June 18

The India Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a red alert for Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and parts of West Bengal.

Pratik Prashant Mukane
Updated16 Jun 2024, 04:22 PM IST
IMD Weather Update: The weather department has issued a red alert for Assam and Meghalaya between June 16 and 20.
IMD Weather Update: The weather department has issued a red alert for Assam and Meghalaya between June 16 and 20.(AFP)

IMD Weather Update: Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and parts of West Bengal are likely to receive very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls during the next 4–5 days, said the India Meteorological Department on Sunday.

The weather department has issued a red alert for Assam and Meghalaya between June 16 and 20.

Whereas, a red alert has been issued for Arunachal Pradesh for June 17 and 18.

The IMD said that Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim are likely to receive heavy rains from June 16 to 18.

Assam & Meghalaya are likely to receive isolated exceptionally heavy rainfall on June 18.

"Widespread light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 5 days," said IMD in a release.

Light to moderate rain

Isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are very likely over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha during the next 3 days and likely to increase thereafter.

Forecast for Odisha

Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Odisha on June 20 2024.

Heatwave alert

Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and some parts of Bihar & Jharkhand till June 18 and gradually abate thereafter, said IMD.

Temperature forecast

According to the weather department, there won't be a significant change in maximum temperatures during the next 3 days. The temperature is expected to fall by 2-3°C thereafter.

Impact due to heavy rains

The IMD said that heavy rainfall would cause localized flooding of roads, water logging in low-lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban

While minor damage could be caused to kutcha roads, there are possibilities of damage to vulnerable structures.

The heavy rains could also damage horticulture and standing crops in some areas due to inundation.

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First Published:16 Jun 2024, 04:22 PM IST
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