IMD forecasts very severe rains in several states through August 23. This is a forecast check
Up till August 23, extremely heavy rain is expected in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar, Assam, and Meghalaya, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Beginning on August 21, the weather service expects an increase in rainfall activity throughout east and northeast India. Furthermore, it stated that over Gujarat and southern Peninsular India, moderate rainfall activity is predicted to persist for the next three to five days.
According to HR Biswas, an IMD scientist, there will be light to moderate rain in Odisha today and thunderstorm activity is predicted to pick up over North Odisha starting on August 23. Sunday will likely be cloudy with light rain or drizzle after rain on Saturday caused waterlogging in the nation's capital and hampered traffic flow in various areas of Delhi-NCR.
According to the Meteorological Center Shimla, light to moderate amounts of rain are anticipated to fall in many locations throughout some districts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains that have recently descended on the state's rugged terrain have caused flash floods and landslides. On Saturday, 78 people had died as a result of rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh over the previous week.
East India: See the whole IMD weather forecast here.
Across Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim throughout the next four days, over Bihar and Jharkhand on August 22 and 23, and over Odisha on August 23, isolated heavy rainfall activity is extremely likely.
-On August 22 and 23, Sikkim and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal are also predicted to get isolated, extremely severe rains, as is Bihar.
IMD in Central India has forecasted sporadic heavy rainfall activity across Madhya Pradesh from August 19–22 and over Vidarbha on August 19 and 20.
From August 19 to August 23, there is a very good chance that Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh will see heavy rains.
-On August 19, 21, 22, and 23, there is a good chance that Assam and Meghalaya will have isolated, very heavy rains, as will Arunachal Pradesh on August 22 and 23.
Northwest India: Isolated heavy rainfall is expected to fall over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the course of the next four days, as well as over Punjab and Haryana on August 19, West Uttar Pradesh on August 21 and 22, and East Uttar Pradesh on August 22 and 23.
-Isolated very heavy rainfall is also possible in the areas of Uttarakhand from August 19 to August 23, Himachal Pradesh from August 19 to August 21, and Punjab and Haryana-Chandigarh on August 19, 2023.
South India: Between August 19 and August 23, Coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to see sporadic, heavy rainfall.
West India: On August 19, there may be sporadic heavy rains in Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, and Marathwada.
-Over the next 3–4 days, Gujarat and southern regions of Peninsular India are anticipated to have more moderate rainfall activity.