Mumbai, 18th August 2022: Heavy rain has been warned in the Maharashtra state for the next two days. After Vidarbha, North Maharashtra, Mumbai, and North Konkan have received heavy rain due to a low-pressure area over central India.
Today (August 18), there are signs that the intensity of rain in the state will subside relatively. There is a ‘yellow alert’ of heavy rain at isolated places in Ghat of Pune district. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the possibility of rain with lightning in Vidarbha and light rain in the rest of the state.
A yellow alert has been given in the Pune district while a warning of rain with lightning has been given in Buldhana, Akola, Wardha, Washim, Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli districts. Meanwhile, minor rain will occur in Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara districts. The Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of rain in Konkan.
The low-pressure belt continues from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to the intense low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal. In the next two to three days, there are indications that the rains will move northwards. A low-pressure belt is an active parallel to the coast of South Gujarat to Maharashtra.
As the low-pressure area in Central India has complemented Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra with North Konkan, rains have given a blow. On Tuesday (August 16), the rain subsided in Vidarbha. While the rain has increased in North Maharashtra and Konkan, rain is more or less formed in Madhya Maharashtra. Today, a ‘yellow alert’ has been given for heavy rain at isolated places in the Ghat area.
A severe low-pressure area (depression) over North Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh was over East Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. The intensity of this system has started to fade. Cyclone conditions in the North East Arabian Sea are U. By Friday (August 19), there are indications of a fresh low-pressure area forming over the North Bay of Bengal.
Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts have been flooded due to rains in the last 24 hours in Nagpur division and 18 roads in Gadchiroli district and 78 roads in Bhandara district have been closed for traffic due to flood water. Rescue work is going on in this area through the local search and rescue team. Elsewhere in the state, moderate rainfall is continuing and the Ministry Control Room is in constant touch with all the District Control Rooms in the state.
In the state, Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati have received low to moderate rainfall and no serious flood situation has occurred anywhere.
In Gondia district from August 14 to 16, Gondia district and the border areas of Madhya Pradesh state received an average of 173.5 mm. Due to excessive rainfall and discharge from Shirpur and Pujaritola dams on the Bagh tributary of Wainganga, the water level of Wainganga river has increased. Due to this, a flood situation was created in the Gondia district. But at present, the flood situation is under control.