Weather bureau predicts heavy rain from Kashmir to Arunachal, warning issued in Shimla

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Several parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka have witnessed heavy rains, flash floods and overflowing rivers in recent days.

The Indian Department of Meteorology (IMD) has predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura over the next 4 days. Apart from this, heavy rains are likely to occur in different places in Jammu and Kashmir on September 4th.

In a post on Twitter, IMD warned: “Isolated falls and thunderstorms/lightning most likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura over the next 4 days. Isolated very heavy rains are also likely over Arunachal Pradesh on 3 and 4 and over Assam and Meghalaya on 3 September.

The meteorological office has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain in the next two days in Shimla. The alert was launched for several districts including Kangra and Mandi.

According to Bui Lal, Deputy Director of IMD, Himachal Pradesh, “In the past 24 hours, most parts of the state have received heavy rains.”

India’s Meteorological Department has also issued a warning for other parts of the country stating that “Isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms/lightning most likely over Jammu and Kashmir on 04; Himachal Pradesh on 03 and 04; Uttarakhand from 03 to 05 September 2022. Isolated very heavy rain is also likely over Uttarakhand on 04 September 2022.”

Landslides have blocked the 270 km Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district as heavy rains battered large parts of Jammu province overnight.

The country has faced heavy rainfall this year. Most of the states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have seen unrelenting rains, disrupting day-to-day affairs.

Heavy rain in Maharashtra on Saturday hit parts of the city of Mumbai near the Wadala truck terminal.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Ganges was flowing above the danger line in several areas, causing flooding in low-lying areas of Varanasi, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Baliya.

The overflowing waters of Ganga and Yamuna have receded from low-lying areas of Prayagraj causing dirt and rubbish left in its wake

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