Heavy monsoon rains expected in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh on Aug 12

Updated On : 12 Aug , 2017 , 08:55 AM
Heavy monsoon rains expected in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh on Aug 12
Heavy monsoon rains expected in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh on Aug 12
New Delhi:

The rains in India have triggered fresh spell of floods in many states. Southwest Monsoon remained vigorous over Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and North Odisha.

Active Monsoon conditions were seen over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Lakshadweep region. Normal Monsoon conditions persisted over Gangetic West Bengal, remaining parts of northeastern states, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka.

According to reports, Cherrapunji recorded 296 mm of rain, followed by Cooch Behar at 247 mm and Pasighat at 228 mm.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that the next 24 hours, Monsoon will remain vigorous over Assam, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, North Bihar and foothills of Uttar Pradesh, giving heavy to extremely heavy rains over these areas. These showers are likely to trigger floods over many parts of East and Northeast India.

Active Monsoon conditions are expected over Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and remaining parts of Bihar that would see light to moderate rains with few heavy spells.

First Published : Saturday, August 12, 2017 08:51 AM
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