Goa is hit by heavy rain, and the IMD issues an orange alert until Friday:
As Goa is being pummelling by torrential rain, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert. IMD has issued a rain advisory through July 15. (Friday). According to the weather department’s forecast, a low-pressure area now affecting the coasts of south Odisha, north Andhra Pradesh, and the surrounding area is located over the northwest Bay of Bengal. Within the following 48 hours, it is quite likely to get worse. For the next five days, fishermen are warned not to venture into coastal areas near and off the South Maharashtra-Goa-Karnataka beaches (from Tuesday). Travelers are urged to remain in place. Several locations in Goa had heavy to normal rainfall on Monday, with Pernem receiving the most (24.5 mm), followed by Mapusa (20.5 mm). Panaji received 12 mm of rain, compared to 15.5 mm in Old Goa.
IMD has in the meantime issued red advisories for rains in Gujarat and Maharashtra until July 14. While the agency has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, a red alert has been issued for the next three days due to extremely heavy rains in Pune, Palghar, Nashik, Kolhapur, and Ratnagiri. Nearly 83 people died in rain-related accidents in Maharashtra alone from June 1 to July 10 according to the state disaster management, with Nashik recording the most fatalities. Gujarat, on the other side, is also severely rained upon. The Valsad district has closed its schools as a result of flooding-like conditions. For the next five days, Navsari, Valsad, Tapi, Dang, and Surat are expected to have extremely severe rainfall. Over the past two days, Hyderabad has also been hit hard by rain. People have been urged by the government to stay indoors and be safe.
Telangana schools will be closed due to heavy rainfall until Monday
The State government has announced that educational institutions in the State will be closed this week due to the State’s forecast for heavy rainfall over the next three days as well as the fact that heavy rains and flooding are still occurring in numerous areas of Telangana. On Monday, they will open again. The choice was made during a meeting held here on Wednesday afternoon that was called by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and attended by authorities including Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy and Education Department Secretary V Karuna. Prior to the torrential rains that were hammering the State, the State administration had declared holidays for all educational institutions from July 11 to July 13. subsequently decided to prolong the holiday period to the next Sunday and open on Monday.
Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand isn’t open to tourists because to landslides
Heavy rains recently caused a massive landslide in Uttarakhand’s well-known Valley of Flowers, which led to the walk route developing enormous fissures. Due to this, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and alpine flowers, will stay closed to visitors for the time being. It won’t reopen until the cracks are filled and the road is safe to travel on. A district administration team recently paid a visit to the area to see if any visitors had become lost in the valley. They also assessed the situation and looked into possible solutions for reestablishing connectivity.
Divisional Forest Officer Nand Ballabh Sharma remarked that the landslide that occurred just before Dwaripul is repeating in nature in reference to this. It has a sliding zone and a glacier point. All routes leading to the Valley of Flowers have been closed, the officer said, because they are unwilling to take any chances at this time. Despite the fact that the stretch is still being affected by landslides and rain, crews have already begun clearing the hike route. The forest ranger said, “There are large fractures that have formed, and stones could fall at any time on people.” This trek route was once 10 m wide, but after over 5 hours of rain, there is now hardly enough room to stand.
The forest guard said, “There is a good chance that the remainder of the trek path will also be washed away, thus there is a need for an alternate alignment of the route to permit seamless passage of guests.” The Kedarnath tragedy of 2013 caused significant destruction in the Dwaripul Zone, which has subsequently seen periodic landslides and is urgently in need of slope remediation.
Problems grew as a result of waterlogging in various sections of Delhi following heavy rain
The monsoon affects 25 of the nation’s states. Since the morning, rain has fallen in various parts of Delhi. Additionally, Noida and Ghaziabad had heavy rain. The Meteorological Department has now issued a high alert regarding heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, following Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Many areas of the country saw flooding and torrential rain.
IMD predicts 3–4 hours of severe rainfall in Maharashtra; this causes waterlogging and traffic jams in the city
In the next three to four hours, there will likely be isolated areas of moderate to strong rainfall in the Maharashtra districts of Pune, Satara, Solapur, Sangli, and Kolhapur, according to a nowcast warning issued by the India Meteorological Department on Wednesday. The districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Dhule, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Beed, and Nashik have also received a similar warning from the IMD. Over the past 24 hours, there have been at least six weather-related fatalities, and 95 people have been evacuated as torrential rain pounded the Maharashtra districts of Gadchiroli, Nandurbar, Nashik, and Palghar. The districts of Gadchiroli, Nashik, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, and Raigad saw the majority of the evacuations. In a Mumbai suburb, a building collapsed, killing two people, while in east Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a person drowned.
Up until Thursday, Mumbai and Thane are under an orange alert, while Palghar and Raigad are under a red alert, which denotes exceptionally severe rains. On Tuesday, Mumbai saw waterlogging and traffic congestion due to rain. Several low-lying locations of Mumbai were flooded as a result of the overnight’s severe rains, including Sion, SV Road between Bandra and Andheri, Milan, and the Andheri subway.