Weather Update | About 1.35 lakh hectares of farmland in Punjab has been affected due to incessant downpours over the past week. Here’s what IMD predicted for select states today, September 26.
Heavy rains are likely to continue over parts of India over the next few days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. Several people have died and acres of farmland have been destroyed since the monsoon began to wreak havoc this year.
Here’s what the IMD forecast says for select states today:
Heavy rains are likely in Chamba, Kangra, Una, Bilaspur, Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.
IMD has issued an orange alert in parts of Uttarakhand. These areas include Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Almora, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar.
Mangan district in Sikkim is likely to experience extremely heavy rains on Monday amid the IMD orange alert.
Punjab and Haryana
Both states experienced heavy rain on Sunday. According to PTI, around 1.35 lakh hectares of farmland in Punjab has been affected due to incessant downpours. Unusual rains have hit several parts of Punjab and Haryana at a time when paddy, which is Kharif’s main crop, is ready for harvest.
Other regions such as Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Uttar Pradesh are also expected to experience rainfall on Monday.
IMD said last week on September 22 that the southwest monsoon retreated from parts of southwestern Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch on September 20. “The southwest monsoon retreat line passed through Khajuwala, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Naliya on September 20, 2022 the same till the end of the week,” he said.