Weather Update: IMD issues orange alert for heavy rain in several states

Weather Update: IMD issues orange alert for heavy rain in several states

Heavy rains are expected in multiple states, bringing relief and the risk of flooding and disruption.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for heavy rain in Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Goa, Kerala, West Bengal, and Sikkim on Tuesday, June 10.

The IMD forecast indicates that these states will experience “fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds between 30-40 kmph” over the next week. The rain will be heavy in West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh until June 14, and in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on June 13 and 14.

The IMD also expects heavy rainfall in Telangana, Goa, and Maharashtra today; in Kerala until tomorrow; in Karnataka until June 13; and in Andhra Pradesh on June 11 and 13. Additionally, there will be thunderstorms with moderate rain and lightning in West Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha over the next three days, and in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh until June 15.

People in the north-western states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana should prepare for strong surface winds until June 14.

The weather conditions are likely to disrupt the affected areas, so residents are advised to take necessary precautions.