IMD Alert: Heavy rain likely in 5 states till September 30, Cyclone rose weak

New Delhi: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the remnants of Cyclone Gulab- Depression, which has weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over Vidarbha and its neighboring areas of Maharashtra. There is a possibility of heavy rain in five states for the next two days.

Additionally, a Low Pressure Area persists over Northwest Bay of Bengal and West Bengal Coast. An IMD official told the media that a red alert has been issued for South Bengal including East Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur and South 24 Parganas.

According to the IMD bulletin, the low pressure over Vidarbha is expected to move northwestwards and weaken gradually over the next 24 hours. However, the Meteorological Department had predicted that this low pressure would emerge over the Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coasts around September 30, paving the way for another depression to form over the Arabian Sea.

This forecast comes close to the height of Cyclone Gulab’s landfall in Andhra Pradesh on September 26, which also affected Odisha. At least three people died in both the states, while heavy rains continued in several other states like Maharashtra and Gujarat as the cyclone weakened into a depression during Monday afternoon.

In view of the red alert issued in Bengal, 35,000 people from low-lying areas of South 24 Parganas have been shifted to safer places.

Here are the IMD alerts for five states where heavy rainfall is likely till September 30.

According to the IMD bulletin, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Gujarat on September 29.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, North-central Maharashtra and North Konkan on September 29. Marathwada – which is located in Maharashtra along with Konkan, will receive heavy rainfall at isolated places on 29th September.

The IMD bulletin has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat on 30 September. There is a possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Gujarat and Odisha on 30th September.

(with agency input)

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