Bhopal, September 10: Heavy rainfall is expected to lash several districts in Madhya Pradesh in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. The IMD in its weather bulletin on Tuesday informed that a low pressure area lies over northeast Madhya Pradesh and its neighbouring areas which will bring torrential rains to the region. "Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls very likely over West Madhya Pradesh and heavy to very heavy falls over Gujarat region during next 24 hours", the IMD said. Madhya Pradesh Rains: All Government And Private Schools in Bhopal And Other Districts Shut Today Due to Heavy Rainfall.
On Monday, the IMD had issued a warning for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in 32 districts of Madhya Pradesh in the next 24 hours. The districts falling under red alert include Harda, Hoshangabad, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Raisen, Narsinghpur, Sehore and Ratlam. The districts falling under orange alert are – Barwani, Damoh, Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Rajgarh, Vidisha and Ujjain. The districts falling under yellow alert are – Bhopal, Agar, Alirajpur, Ashok Nagar, Balaghat, Baitul, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Guna, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Khargone, Mandla, Shahjahanpur, Saagar and Seoni.
The warning has been issued at three levels – red alert, orange alert and yellow alert – which stand for extremely heavy rainfall, more than heavy rainfall and heavy rainfall respectively. Apart from Madhya Pradesh, several areas in Rajasthan, West Bengal and Sikkim, Saurashtra and Kutch, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka are also set to receive heavy rainfall during the next few days.