Irrigation Department On Flood Alert as Bengal Braces For Heavy Rain

Irrigation Department On Flood Alert as Bengal Braces For Heavy Rain

West Bengal’s Irrigation Minister Soumen Mohapatra held a meeting with the MLAs of flood-prone areas to discuss the severity of the issue. There were other senior officials present too. As the monsoon rains remain incessant in the state, the Bengal irrigation department laid the groundwork to provide maximum protection to people who are living in … Read more

Heavy Rain Expected In Mumbai, Orange Alert Issued For Three Districts

Heavy Rain Expected In Mumbai, Orange Alert Issued For Three Districts

Mumbai and its surrounding areas are expected to receive light to heavy rain today, the India Meteorological Department has predicted. The Met department predicted Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts are likely to be affected due to rain. According to the weather agency, Bandra will receive 59.5 mm of rain till 12pm while … Read more

Heavy Rainfall Forecast Till Weekend, Orange Alert in Raigad, Palghar and Thane

After Brief Relief, Rains Lash Mumbai, Thane; IMD Forecasts Heavy Downpour for June 17-18

Mumbai and adjoining areas are expected to experience moderate to intense spells of rain on Friday amid India Meteorological Department’s heavy rainfall alert for June 18. The districts that would be affected are Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. According to weathermen, Bandra received 59.5 mm of rainfall till 12 am last night, while … Read more

Heavy Rain Batters Bengal, Efforts Underway to Pump Out Water from Inundated Areas

Heavy Rain Batters Bengal, Efforts Underway to Pump Out Water from Inundated Areas

Kolkata: Several low-lying areas and thoroughfares in the city and its outskirts lay inundated on Thursday as heavy rain continued to lash parts of Bengal, with the Met department predicting more downpour over the next three days under the influence of a vigorous southwest monsoon and a cyclonic circulation. Incessant showers in south Bengal have … Read more

Heavy Rainfall Batters Bengal, Leaves Arterial Roads Waterlogged

Heavy Rainfall Batters Bengal, Leaves Arterial Roads Waterlogged

Several low-lying areas and thoroughfares in the city lay inundated on Thursday as heavy rain continued to lash parts of Bengal, with the Met department predicting more downpour over the next three days under the influence of a vigorous southwest monsoon and a cyclonic circulation. According to the Met department, Kolkata recorded 144 mm rainfall … Read more

Gandak River Swells Due To Heavy Rain In Nepal; Flood Alert In Bihar

Gandak River Swells Due To Heavy Rain In Nepal; Flood Alert In Bihar

Heavy rain in the catchment area of the Gandak river along the Nepal-India border in the last 24 hours have caused a flood-like situation in Bihar endangering lives and property. The Terai area of Nepal received heavy rain which led to a considerable increase in the water level of the Gandak. The banks of the … Read more

After Brief Relief, Rains Lash Mumbai, Thane; IMD Forecasts Heavy Downpour for June 17-18

After Brief Relief, Rains Lash Mumbai, Thane; IMD Forecasts Heavy Downpour for June 17-18

Commuters wade through a waterlogged street as heavy rain continues at Santacruz-Chembur Link Road in Mumbai on June 12. (Image: PTI) The Weathermen has the westerly winds are due to the development of an offshore trough from the North Maharashtra coast to the North Kerala coast. Mumbai will receive light to moderate rain on Wednesday … Read more

Red Alert Issued For 4 Districts, Heavy Rain Expected In Many Parts Today

Red Alert Issued For 4 Districts, Heavy Rain Expected In Many Parts Today

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain with wind speed up to 60 kmph in various districts of Uttar Pradesh. Heavy rain is also expected in all districts in the Terai and Purvanchal regions of the state, according to the weather agency. IMD has predicted rainfall in the next 24 hours in the … Read more

India Records Nearly 85% Increase in ‘Extremely Heavy’ Rainfall Since 2012: Ministry Data

India Records Nearly 85% Increase in ‘Extremely Heavy’ Rainfall Since 2012: Ministry Data

India has been witnessing increasing events of ‘extremely heavy’ and ‘very heavy’ rainfall since 2012, data from the Ministry of Earth Sciences showed. In 2012, 185 stations reported ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall while in 2020, this increased to 341, nearly 85 per cent jump, as per the data. Further, 2019 had been an exceptional year as … Read more

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