After a sudden spell of unseasonal rain the week past, an orange alert was issued across all 14 districts in Chattisgarh, Sunday, indicating light to moderate rainfall in the coming days.
Explaining the same, meteorologist H.P. Chandra added the orange alert has been issued for Surajpur, Balrampur, Surguja, Jaspur, Pendra Road, Kabirdham, Mahasamund, Durg, Raipur, Balod, Dhamtari, Kanker, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, while a yellow alert has been issued in Koriya, Bilaspur, Mungeli, Janjgir, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar and Rajnandgaon.
An orange alert asks authorities concerned to “be prepared” to respond to any emergent situation arising out of weather change while the yellow alert signifies that the weather could change, and hence people should be vigilant.
He further stated that light to moderate rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at many places in the state in the next 24 hours. Last week, a hailstorm was reported in Charama of Kanker.
Meanwhile, the inclement weather in the western states owes to an upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 1.5 km height over East Rajasthan and adjoining west Madhya Pradesh.
A trough extends from East Rajasthan and adjoining West Madhya Pradesh to the Bay of North West Bengal via North Chhattisgarh up to 0.9 km height. Dronika/irregular wind speed extended from South Karnataka to West Vidarbha up to 0.9 height, said the MeT department. Summer crops were damaged in several districts due to the unseasonal rains, raising concern among the farmers.
On Sunday, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s scheduled visit to Kondagaon was cancelled due to a sudden change in weather and the CM participated in an official programme through video conferencing.
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