Widespread rain in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal to continue till July 30: IMD

Isolated extremely heavy rain is likely over Himachal today

Widespread rain in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal to continue till July 30: IMD

Commuters brave heavy rain on the Panchkula-Chandigarh road, near Raipur Kalan, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 28

The current spell of widespread rain with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to continue over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh till July 30, the IMD said on Wednesday.

Isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over Himachal Pradesh today on 28th July and over Uttarakhand on 28th-29th July, it said.

Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls likely over Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar during 28th-30th July and over East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh during 28th-31st July.

Isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over Gangetic West Bengal on 28th & 29th July, over Jharkhand on 29th and 30th July and over Chhattisgarh on 30th July and over East Madhya Pradesh on 31st July.

Meanwhile, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls likely to continue over East Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh from 28th July to 1 August.

It is likely to increase from 30th July.

Isolated extremely heavy falls are likely over West Madhya Pradesh on 1st August.

Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls very likely over Konkan and Goa, Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra from 28th July to 1st August.

Impact expected due to this includes

*Localised flooding of roads, water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses

mainly in urban areas of the above region.

*Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.

*Disruption of traffic in major cities due to water logging in roads leading to increased travel time.

*Minor damage to kutcha roads.

*Possibilities of damage to vulnerable structure.

* Localised landslides/mudslides

*Damage to horticulture and standing crops in some areas due to inundation.

*It may lead to riverine flooding in some river catchments

Action Suggested

* Check for traffic congestion on your route before leaving for your destination.

* Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.

*Avoid going to areas that face the water logging problems often.

*Avoid staying in vulnerable structure.

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