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Weather forecast today: Incessant rainfall leads to massive flooding in Maharashtra’s Chiplun, NDRF teams deployed in Bihar

 India Today Web Desk 

New Delhi

July 22, 2021

UPDATED: July 22, 2021 14:49 IST

As Maharashtra continues to batter heavy rains for the fifth consecutive day, there has been massive flooding in Chiplun district. NDRF teams have been deployed in Bihar, West Bengal and Gujarat.


- There has been massive flooding in Maharashtra's Chiplun due to torrential rain.

- IMD has predicted rainfall in Karnataka over the next few days.

- Train services have been affected in Maharashtra's Konkan region, thus affecting commuters.


After Delhi received light rains on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that drizzling and a small dry patch is expected to continue over the weekend. The capital's maximum temperature is expected to hover at 34°c and the minimum temperature is predicted to be around 27°c on Thursday.


On the other hand, India's financial capital Mumbai and its suburbs continue to witness heavy downpour for the past four consecutive days, causing waterlogging. The weather department has predicted heavy to very rainfall at isolated places in Maharashtra and has issued a 'red' alert for Mumbai. Waterlogging has been reported from several cities due to the heavy rainfall, halting traffic and causing problems for the commuters.

Here is the weather forecast for different states in India:

Mumbai weather forecast:

-Heavy rainfall has been predicted in Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Yavatmal districts of Maharashtra. The weather department has issued an 'orange alert' for East Vidarbha region and has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall, PTI reported.

-IMD also stated that heavy rainfall is expected in Goa, Konkan, central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. The monsoon is expected to remain active in the Vidarbha region from July 21 to 23.

-A cyclonic circulation lies over the Northwest Bay of Bengal and extends between 3.1 km and 7.6 km above the mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height, an IMD release read. Under the influence of the circulation, a low-pressure area is likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas for the next 48 hours.

-Isolated extremely rainfall is also very likely over Konkan, Goa and the adjoining ghat areas of Central Maharashtra on July 21-22.


Massive flooding in Maharashtra's Chiplun, train services affected in Konkan:

-Maharashtra's Chiplun city has submerged in water after incessant overnight rain. Netizens have taken to their social media handles to highlight their plight and have pleaded for help.

-Residents of Chiplun have requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to relocate them to safer places amid worsening situations. Netizens have called out for help and alleged that they have not received any help from the authorities.

-Heavy rainfall in Maharashtra and its adjoining areas triggered waterlogging in several areas, thus affecting the local train services in the state. Train services between Titwala-lgatpuri and Ambernath-Lonavala sections were suspended by the Railways.

-In view of the heavy rainfall in Ratnagiri, Konkan Railway has suspended train services in the district. On Thursday, Konkan Railways tweeted, “Due to heavy rain, the water level of Vashishiti river bridge at km 130/9 between Chiplun & Kamathe stations in Ratnagiri region has risen above danger level. In view of the safety of passengers, train services in this section are suspended temporarily.”(sic)

-Konkan Railway Corporation Limited's Deputy General Manager Baban Ghatge was quoted by PTI as saying that eight trains have been regulated due to the disruption of the route.


Heavy rainfall expected in Bihar:

-At least thirteen teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Bihar after officials took stock of the rainfall in various districts of the state.

-NDRF DG SN Pradhan was quoted by ANI as saying that thirteen teams of NDRF have been deployed in Bihar based on the request from the state government.

- A few trains in the Samsatipur region were diverted due to the rising floods, Northern Railways said. The reports stated that there was also a threat of flooding in East Champaran district. Bihar has witnessed several flood-like situations in the past due to torrential rains.

-On the other hand, nine teams have been deployed in UP and Gujarat and ten teams have been sent to West Bengal.


Delhi weather forecast:

-The IMD stated that a partly cloudy sky and thunder can be expected on Saturday and Sunday before the monsoon picks up its pace again in Delhi.

-The national capital, which was under a rain deficit of around 35 per cent until last week, can witness moderate rain on Monday.

-As per IMD, the national capital has received 248.2 mm of rain between June 1 and July 22. While North Delhi has received 97 per cent excess rainfall, South Delhi is facing a rain deficit of 30 per cent.

-IMD has predicted light to moderate intensity rain with thunderstorm in North Delhi and Gurugram.

-Delhiites can experience good splash of rain for the next two weeks, IMD stated.

-On Thursday, IMD tweeted. "Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over Isolated places of South, Southwest, West. Northwest, North Delhi, Jind, Rohtak, Kaithal, Rewari, Bawal, Tizara, Kasganj, Bharatpur, Nadbai, Deeg, Barsana and adj. areas during next 2 hours."(sic)


Karnataka weather forecast:

-According to regional weather department, monsoons are likely to intensify in Karnataka and an offshore trough running along the coasts of the state and Maharashtra is expected to persist over the next few days.

-Till Wednesday, less than ten districts across Karnataka have reported rainfall of more than 20mm. The coastal districts have recorded more than 50mm rainfall between July 10 and 19.

-Coastal Karnataka is expected to receive less than 30mm of daily rainfall for the next 24 hours, IMD said. The MeT department has forecast heavy to very rainfall over isolated places in Karnataka on Thursday and Friday.

-IMD has issued an orange alert for coastal and southern Karnataka for July 22 and 23 and the north interior Karnataka has been placed under the yellow watch.

-Karnataka's capital Bengaluru can also witness a few showers of rain accompanied by thunderstorms till Sunday, regional met center forecast read.


Weather forecast of other regions:

-East and Central India is expected to receive widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls during July 21-24.

-States like Andhra Pradesh (coastal areas), Telangana and Chhattisgarh are also expected to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday.

-While east Madhya Pradesh is expected to receive rainfall on July 22, moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning are very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar for the next 24 hours, PTI reported. Heavy to very rainfall is also expected in Gujarat for the next four-five days.

-According to MeT, the intensity of rainfall over northwest India is likely to reduce further after 24 hours.

-Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand is expected to receive isolated rainfall on July 22nd and 23rd and its intensity is expected to increase on July 25th and 26th.