Rain updates: Heavy rainfall alert for Tamilnadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and two other states
According to a forecast from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a severe downpour is expected to linger for the next five days throughout Tamilnadu and Rayalaseema as well as across inland Karnataka for the next two days.
Weather systems, rainfall/thunderstorm Forecast and Warnings by IMD:
On October 12, over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, and Goa; on October 11 through 15, over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal; on October 11 through 13, over Rayalaseema; on October 14 and 15, over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam; over Kerala and Mahe; and on October 12, over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada; and over Goa.
A Western Disturbance occurs roughly along 70°E and north of 25°N, and is characterised by a trough in the westward winds in the mid- and upper troposphere. Across Punjab and the neighbouring state of Haryana, a cyclonic circulation is evident in the lower troposphere.
A cyclonic circulation exists in the lower troposphere above Kerala, and this circulation is accompanied by a trough that stretches all the way to southwest Madhya Pradesh.
A cyclonic circulation is present over the north Andaman Sea in the lower troposphere, and it is expected to move virtually westward during the next 3–4 days.
Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on October 13 and 14; Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada on October 11; Konkan and Goa on October 12; Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on October 11–15; Rayalaseema on October 11–13 and 15; and coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on October 13 and 14.
In Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Bihar on the 11th and 12th of October 2022, there is a fair possibility of widespread light to moderate rainfall with a few isolated torrential rainstorms.
There may have been a few isolated, extremely powerful downpours on October 11 in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
On October 11 and 12, 2022, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are expected to see a considerable amount of widespread light to moderate rain, as well as a few isolated heavy downpours, thunderstorms, and lightning.
In Arunachal Pradesh, south Assam, and Meghalaya, there is a very high probability of isolated, extremely heavy rainfall on October 11.
Over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, East Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, there is a fair likelihood of widespread light to moderate rain on October 11, along with a few isolated instances of heavy rain, thunderstorms, and lightning.
The Met office issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain in the districts of north Bengal and Sikkim on Tuesday as the incessant rain for the previous two days disturbed daily life in the hills.
Landslides on the Siliguri-Gangtok highway and other sites are reportedly occurring, causing traffic in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the Himalayan state to be interrupted.
Up until Wednesday, the agency had issued a red alert for torrential rain in Sikkim and an orange warning for exceptionally heavy rain in Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Darjeeling in north Bengal.