Rain to continue in southern India until July 8

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NEW DELHI:

A prolonged period of heavy rainfall is expected to persist in southern Peninsular India until July 8, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The agency has further predicted significant rainfall in various states, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, and others, reports said.

The IMD has forecast extremely heavy rainfall in four districts of Maharashtra, namely Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, and Raigad, on July 6. In response to the anticipated conditions, a ‘red alert’ has been issued for Ratnagiri and Raigad, while an ‘orange’ alert has been issued for ten districts, including Nashik, Palghar, Thane, Pune, and Kolhapur.

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IMD has indicated the possibility of isolated, exceptionally heavy rainfall in the Konkan, Goa, and Ghat regions of central Maharashtra on July 6, along with Gujarat on July 7 and 8 in the western region.In response to the heavy rain forecasted for Goa, the state’s Education Department has declared a one-day holiday for schools. Consequently, schools from Std I to XII will remain closed on Thursday to ensure the safety of students and staff in light of the anticipated weather conditions.

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The meteorological department has issued a ‘red alert’ for the districts of Amreli, Bhavnagar, and Anand in Gujarat on July 7, indicating the likelihood of severe rainfall in those areas. Additionally, an alert for extremely high rainfall has been issued for Kutch and Jamnagar districts in Gujarat on July 8.

According to the IMD, the northwestern region can expect isolated heavy rainfall on July 9 in areas including Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Haryana. The weather department has issued a ‘yellow alert’ for most districts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on July 9, indicating the potential for heavy rainfall.

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In Jammu and Kashmir, a ‘red alert’ has been issued for Rajouri district, while several other districts have been placed under an ‘orange alert’. Similarly, an ‘orange alert’ has been issued for most districts of Bihar on July 9, signifying the likelihood of significant rainfall. These alerts help in preparing and ensuring the safety of residents in the face of anticipated weather condition