IMD issues orange alert

Written By: FirstU Team | New Delhi

The Indian Meteorological Department has declared an ‘Orange alert’ in Kodagu from June 12 to 14. In these days, rainfall in the range of 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm has been forecast.

IMD has predicted heavy rainfall on Friday in several areas of the country as it said a low-pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha as well as Gangetic West Bengal coasts. The weather bureau forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at a few places with extremely heavy rains at isolated places over Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

"Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall at a few places over Konkan & Goa and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Heavy Rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam & Meghalaya, Gujarat Region, Madhya Maharashtra (ghat areas), Telangana and Coastal Karnataka," the Met department also said in a bulletin on Thursday.

Most of east India and adjoining central India is likely to witness fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy fall from Friday under the influence of the low pressure over the northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts.