2020 has been absolutely unpredictable. Starting from the global pandemic that brought the world to a standstill, the erratic weather conditions have further impacted the already struggling economy. Telangana in Hyderabad has already recorded 70 deaths due to heavy downpour and is still on high alert as the state is expected to receive heavy rainfall in the coming 4 days.
And now, a rain warning in coastal Andhra, Odisha and N-E India has been released due to low-pressure developing over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, which is likely to bring widespread and intense rainfall to coastal Andhra Pradesh (AP), Rayalaseema, and Odisha during the next three days and over Gangetic West Bengal and north-east India between Thursday and Saturday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning stating that the coastal AP, Rayalaseema, Telangana and Odisha are likely to receive widespread and heavy rainfall during the next three days; over Gangetic West Bengal on Thursday (October 22) and over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Friday and Saturday (October 23 and 24).
It further added that these conditions point towards the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern West Bengal, and Sikkim, Jharkhand, the remaining parts of Madhya Pradesh, northern Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and the remaining parts of Gujarat during the next two to three days.
A low-pressure area has formed over central parts of the Bay of Bengal today, the morning of October 20. It is very likely to become more marked and move initially north westwards during the next 48 hours and then north-north eastwards during the subsequent three days,” the IMD said. “Isolated very heavy rainfall (115.6-204.4 mm/day) is also likely over coastal Odisha and adjoining areas of coastal West Bengal on October 22.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers may occur in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on October 23 and over Assam and Meghalaya on October 24”, was further added by the Meteorological Department.
Owing to coarse weather conditions forecast, both Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are under orange alert, thus urging residents to remain prepared and to stock up all necessary items because of the inclement weather conditions. It is also expected that some isolated parts of these sates will witness moderate thunderstorms with lightning.
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