The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued ‘red’ and ‘orange’ alerts in Uttarakhand spanning from August 11th to the 14th across most districts. The IMD anticipates extremely heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand from August 12th to the 14th.
Weather forecasters have anticipated that Uttarakhand will witness intermittent instances of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over the next four days. Similarly, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam & Meghalaya are expected to undergo comparable rainy conditions until August 12th, succeeded by isolated stretches of heavy rainfall for the subsequent two days. An orange alert has been declared for Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim on August 12th.
Anticipated over the upcoming week is a substantial amount of rainfall throughout the majority of the country.
Within Himachal Pradesh, the Meteorological Office (MeT) has issued a yellow alert for intense rainfall on both August 12th and 13th, foreseeing damp conditions persisting until August 17th. Cautionary advisories have been released concerning the potential occurrence of landslides, flash floods, mudslides, and heightened water levels in rivers and canals.
Assam Floods Intensify; Affect 27,000 Individuals
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reports a worsening flood situation in Assam, impacting nearly 27,000 people across six districts. Of these, 19,163 individuals have been affected in the Dhemaji district, while 5,666 people have been impacted in Dibrugarh. Around 175 villages in 18 revenue circles spanning Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, and Sivasagar districts are currently submerged. The Brahmaputra River’s water level at Neamatighat in the Jorhat district remains above the danger mark, with similar conditions in the Dikhou River (Sivasagar) and the Dhansiri River (Numaligarh, Golaghat district).
Fatal Landslide in Himachal’s Chamba; 7 Casualties, 4 Injured
Chamba district witnessed a tragic incident where a landslide led to a vehicle plunging into the Siul River, resulting in seven fatalities and four injuries. This event prompted the establishment of an inquiry board to investigate the matter and devise preventive measures against future accidents. Since the monsoon’s onset on June 24th till August 11th, Himachal Pradesh has seen 252 casualties due to rain-related incidents and road accidents. Among these incidents, 41 people succumbed to 87 landslides, while 107 fatalities resulted from road accidents, according to the state’s emergency operation centre’s report.
Weather Updates by Region:
Northwest India weather update
Isolated heavy rainfall is predicted for Himachal Pradesh (August 11-13), Uttarakhand (August 11-15), Punjab, Haryana (August 11, 13), West Uttar Pradesh (August 11, 13, 14), East Uttar Pradesh (August 11-13), and Jammu (August 11).
Isolated instances of very heavy rainfall are anticipated in Uttarakhand during August 11-14.
Possibility of isolated extremely heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand from August 12th to the 14th.
The rest of northwest India is expected to experience subdued rainfall for the next seven days.
East India weather update:
Isolated heavy rainfall is projected for Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim during August 11-13. Gangetic West Bengal should expect this on August 12th and 13th, while Jharkhand should prepare for it on the same dates.
Isolated instances of very heavy rainfall are anticipated in Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on August 11th and 12th.
Northeast India weather updates:
Isolated heavy rainfall is likely in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya during August 11-15, while Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura can expect this on August 11th, 12th, and 15th.
Isolated very heavy rainfall is predicted for Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya on August 12th.
Central, West & South India weather update:
Relatively subdued rainfall activity is forecasted for these regions over the next six days.
Coastal Andhra Pradesh can anticipate hot and humid weather until August 12th.