The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on August 29 predicted heavy rainfall for states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and East Rajasthan. According to the weather forecast, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, and Mahe are also expected to receive heavy downpour. Isolated places in Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal are predicted to witness thunderstorms accompanied by lightning.
The IMD issued a statement saying strong winds are likely over the southwest Arabian Sea off Somalia coast as well as west-central Arabian sea and Odisha coast with a speed of 45-55 kmph. The IMD also said that this weather is likely to prevail over the north Andaman Sea and Gulf of Mannar and southern Tamil Nadu coast and over the east-central Bay of Bengal.
“ Strong winds speed reaching 45-55 km, are very likely to prevail over west-central and southwest Arabian Sea, the east-central Bay of Bengal and along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands,”
The IMD advised the fishermen to try and avoid going in areas predicted to receive heavy rain for the next few days.
A similar forecast was released on August 27, when the IMD predicted heavy rains in the Gujarat regions of Mahisagar, Mehsana, Dahod, Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Kheda, Vadodara, Chhota Udepur, Banaskantha, Patan, Surat, Saurashtra, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Botad and Anand.
According to the IMD, the isolated regions of East Rajasthan, Odisha, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe may witness heavy rainfall on August 30. There might be a thunderstorm along with lightening. Strong winds will continue at the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Isolated places of Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha are likely to witness heavy rainfall.
(Inputs from ANI)