The Central Water Commission on Monday issued a flood forecast for
areas under the south Gujarat sub-division.
The flood forecast also includes areas of east Madhya Pradesh,
west Madhya Pradesh and for some areas of north Chhattisgarh.
The commission said the forecast has been made based on the
India Meteorological Department’s flash flood guidance.
“There is a moderate risk of flash floods for the next 24 hours
over some areas of north Chhattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh,
west Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas of Rajasthan
and south Gujarat sub-division,” the Central Water Commission statement said in its official flood forecast. at first
Flash Flood Guidance issued by IMD today morning for 24 hours is appended. pic.twitter.com/zSanh12nXp
— Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast (@CWCOfficial_FF) August 17, 2020
Heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast for Gujarat firstly
Notably, IMD has already predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at
isolated places in several districts across Gujarat.
Heavy rainfall has been also predicted for south Gujarat areas.
The rainfall is expected under the
influence of a cyclonic circulation
over south Gujarat region and neighbourhood.
The rainfall is also expected under the
influence of a low-pressure area
over south Jharkhand with associated cyclonic circulation.
Gujarat reports surplus rains secondly
So far, Gujarat has reported 30 per
cent more rainfall in monsoon
this year as against the long-term average.
The average rainfall for the period
between June 1 and August 17 is
Gujarat has already recorded 625 mm
rainfall. However, Ahmedabad still
has a shortage of 4 per cent rainfall
as compared to the long-term
average of 440.6 mm.
Ahmedabad has recorded an actual
rainfall of 424.7 mm during this
Heavy rainfall predicted for adjoining states lastly
Like Gujarat, the Met has predicted
isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall
over east Rajasthan in the next 48-72 hours.
Similarly, the water level of rivers and
natural drains in the Sukma district of
Chhattisgarh has started rising
due to heavy rainfall.
Isolated heavy rainfall has been also
predicted for Central India during
the next five days.
Since the water level of rivers in several
areas have already surged,
more rainfall is likely to bring trouble
for residents residing nearby the rivers. Therefore
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