New Delhi: The monsoon season is still active in most parts of the country, bringing heavy rainfall from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast for today, warning of heavy rainfall in several states including Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, and North-East India. The IMD has also predicted storms and lightning in some areas.
According to the IMD, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar Andaman, and Nicobar Islands will receive light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls till September 27. The IMD has also issued an orange alert for these regions, advising people to be prepared for possible disruption of traffic and power supply.
Madhya Pradesh will also witness light to moderate rainfall in more than 30 districts, while 6 districts may experience heavy rainfall. The weather system will become more active in Madhya Pradesh on September 28 and 29, resulting in heavy rainfall again in different parts of the state. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for Madhya Pradesh, urging people to be aware of the local weather situation.
Other states that may receive light rainfall are East Rajasthan, parts of Western Gujarat, Interior Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Skymet Weather report has stated that these regions may receive scattered showers due to the influence of a western disturbance.
Northeast India, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, South-East Rajasthan, East Gujarat, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana may receive light to moderate rainfall. A cyclonic circulation is expected to develop over the North Andaman Sea on September 29. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the North Andaman Sea and the adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. This may enhance the rainfall activity over these regions in the coming days.