Unseasonal rains and storms have hit the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Manipur and Maharashtra on Wednesday. While it claimed 19 lives in the state of Gujarat, it has claimed 5 lives in Rajasthan. The Meteorological department has warned the states of Bihar and Karnataka. Other states may also be affected.
A red alert has been declared in more than 19 districts of Bihar, with 18 others also on alert. The department has predicted thundersqualls, lightning accompanied by light to moderate rain and hail with wind speeds of 60- 70 Kmph in these places.
The districts on high alert are:
The districts on alert are:
The unseasonal rains and storms hit parts of India after the western disturbance as a result of cyclonic circulation at 3.1 km above mean sea level in the east of Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan. The trough aloft in mid and upper tropospheric westerlies with its axis at 5.8 km above mean sea level. This resulted in showers and storms in west Rajasthan and adjoining areas.
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