The monsoon has reached every corner of the country and many parts of central and northwest India have been witnessing heavy rainfall for the past few days. Heavy showers have not only brought relief to the parched regions, but have also led to floods and landslides in few areas.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for Madhya Pradesh, predicting heavy to very heavy showers in ten districts on this day. Districts like Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Neemuch and Mandsaur are likely to receive very heavy rainfall. The IMD has issued a red alert for Rajasthan as well. As per the weather department, there is a possibility of heavy rain in several districts of Rajasthan for the next three to four days. It has predicted that districts like Jhalawar, Baran, Pratapgarh, Chittorgarh and Banswara will receive 100 to 200 mm rainfall from Sunday. Talking about Madhya Pradesh, the weather department has predicted very heavy to very heavy rains for 10 districts in the next 24 hours. A flood-like situation has occurred in Rajasthan following incessant rains on Sunday, putting lives and property at risk. Heavy rains lashed Delhi and NCR on Sunday, bringing down the mercury levels. Waterlogging and traffic snarls were reported from several parts of the city due to heavy rainfall on August 1.