New Delhi: The monsoon season is not over yet in India, as many parts of the country are witnessing torrential rains that have caused floods, landslides, and disruption of normal life. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for eastern Rajasthan, western Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat regions for Sunday and Monday, warning of extremely heavy rainfall and possible waterlogging in low-lying areas.
According to IMD, the central parts of the country are experiencing active monsoon conditions due to a low-pressure area over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast, which is likely to move west-northwestwards across central India during the next two days. This will result in heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls over West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat region till September 17 and over Chhattisgarh on September 19. The rainfall distribution map of IMD shows that these regions have received more than 100 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
Apart from these states, IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with strong winds at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Saurashtra and Kutch of Gujarat, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry till September 19. The weather department has advised people to avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors in these regions.
Meanwhile, the national capital Delhi has also received some showers in the last two days, bringing down the temperature and humidity levels. According to IMD, Delhi is likely to witness a partly cloudy sky with light rain or thundershowers for the next two days. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 33°C and 25°C respectively.