With the onset of the southwest monsoon, parts of the country are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rains over the next few days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said it is continuously monitoring the progress of the monsoon in the remaining parts of the country.
Heavy downpours continue in parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Himachal Pradesh. The weather agency predicted the rain to cover Gujarat, and some parts of Delhi.
The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Kangra, Mandi, Sirmaur and Solan districts of Himachal Pradesh for July 8 and 9.
Also, IMD predicted heavy rainfall for Shimla, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, and Una districts in the state and has also issued a warning. “The rain activity will continue for the next 4-5 days,” SK Sharma, Senior Scientist, IMD, Shimla, said.
IMD has issued red alerts in some of the districts of the state. The road near the Mangaluru International Airport in Mangaluru has caved in. A red alert was issued for today and tomorrow in Dakshina Kannada district as heavy rains hit the coastal areas in Karnataka. Udupi has been terribly affected by water logging and sea erosion.
The IMD predicted widespread moderate to very heavy rains likely over coastal Karnataka districts and widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over Malnad districts and scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains likely over NIK districts.
Karnataka CM will hold a video conference with district ministers in charge of ministers and DCs of rain affected districts at 02:30 pm today.
Amid heavy rains in Karnataka, the deputy commissioners of four districts declared a holiday today (July 7) for Anganwadi schools and colleges. The four districts where a holiday was declared are Hassan, Kodagu, Udupi and Uttara Kannada.
IMD has issued a red alert in Goa. In view of the warning, the Goa government has declared a holiday on July 8 and 9 for students studying from 1st to 8th standard.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office has said that CMD has issued a yellow alert in some parts of the state as Kerala might receive heavy rain and thunderstorms in the next five days.
People living near hilly areas of the state need to be more cautious, according to the Central Meteorological department.
Also, there is a red alert in the vicinity of Lower Periyar and Kallarkutty dams in the Idukki district of the state.
There have been several cases of water logging in Mumbai. The IMD Mumbai has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar for today, July 8, indicating heavy rainfall a few places and extremely heavy rains too at isolated places.
Normal life was thrown out of gear for Mumbaikars as the city witnessed severe water logging and traffic snarls for the fourth consecutive day.
According to the weather agency IMD, light rainfall and thunderstorms is expected in Delhi for the next couple of days. “There will be a generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain and thundershowers at isolated places. The city’s maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 36 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius respectively,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.