The monsoon is about to cross the country soon. This season, from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea, the monsoon is stuck, with 20 states receiving more than normal rainfall. The northeastern states of Assam and Sikkim have been affected by the floods, according to the Meteorological Department. Landslides have occurred in these states due to heavy rains.
The Bengal-Assam National Highway has been damaged in more than 10 places due to landslides. Due to this many vehicles are stuck here. The road from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, to Kalimpong and Siliguri has been cut off due to damage to the highway .
States like Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh have reported higher than normal monsoon. Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, received 280 mm of rain in 24 hours, according to the Meteorological Department. This is the maximum rainfall on a single day during this rainy season.
Long-distance trains in Mumbai were canceled or their routes changed. Roads, Rail tracks, and low-lying areas have been submerged due to the rains. Due to the rain, work in the High Court and Sessions Courts has been suspended.
The Meteorological Center today issued heavy rain warnings in eight states, including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. Apart from this, there have been warnings of lightning and clouds in Uttar Pradesh.
The low-pressure area has now reached the eastern central region, the department said. Gradually the hurricane winds move. It moves from the coastal areas of Maharashtra to Bihar via Madhya Pradesh and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The Center for Meteorology said in a statement on Wednesday that the IMD did not expect the monsoon to end by September 28.However, the monsoon will officially end on September 30.