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21 Apr 2020 | 05:46 AM UTC

India: Inclement weather to affect northern, central, and eastern regions April 21-24

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts heavy rain and strong winds in northern, central, and eastern regions April 21-24; associated disruptions expected

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Event

On Tuesday, April 21, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued orange weather alerts for the northern, central, and eastern states and union territories, forecasting heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds. The inclement weather is expected to hit the eastern territories on April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, and move towards the central and northern regions on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24. The orange weather alert will remain in effect for the eastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura until April 23.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in India are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.