IMD Rainfall Alert: Two Western Disturbances to Bring Heavy Rain in Select States, Stay Prepared for Weather Changes

The IMD has issued a rainfall alert for two western disturbances, which are expected to bring heavy rain in select states. It is important to stay prepared for any changes in weather conditions.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a rainfall alert for the coming days, predicting heavy rain in several states across the country. The alert has been issued due to the expected arrival of two western disturbances, which are likely to bring about significant weather changes in certain regions. People living in these areas need to stay prepared and follow the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.


What are Western Disturbances?

Western disturbances are powerful atmospheric disturbances that originate in the Mediterranean region and travel eastwards towards the Indian subcontinent. These systems are known to bring about changes in weather patterns and can result in heavy rain, thunderstorms, and snowfall in certain areas. They are a common occurrence during the winter months and are responsible for most of the winter precipitation in India.

Alert for Select States


According to the IMD, two western disturbances are expected to affect the weather in select states in the coming days. These states include Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi. The first western disturbance is likely to bring widespread rain and snowfall in these regions from December 10 to December 12. The second one, which is expected to arrive around December 13, may result in isolated rainfall in these areas.

Precautions to Take

While these rainfall predictions may bring relief to some regions that have been battling drought, it is important for people living in the affected states to take necessary precautions. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe during heavy rainfall:


1. Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated with the latest weather information from reliable sources like the IMD or local news channels.

2. Stay Indoors: It is advisable to stay indoors during heavy rainfall to avoid any potential dangers. Do not venture out unless necessary.

3. Keep Emergency Supplies Handy: Prepare a safety kit with essential supplies like food, water, a first aid kit, and a flashlight in case of power outages.


4. Avoid Waterlogged Areas: Stay away from areas that are prone to waterlogging, as this can put you at risk of getting trapped in floodwaters.

5. Stay Away from Fallen Power Lines: In case of thunderstorms, stay away from fallen power lines as they can be dangerous. Report any fallen power lines to the authorities immediately.

6. Evacuate if Necessary: In case of severe weather conditions, follow the instructions of local authorities and evacuate if instructed to do so.

The IMD has also advised fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea during these weather disturbances, as strong winds and rough seas can be hazardous for small boats. The alert also extends to airplanes, with the IMD cautioning airline companies to take necessary precautions to avoid any disruptions in travel schedules.

The IMD's rainfall alert is a reminder for all of us to be prepared for the weather changes that are likely to come our way. Following the necessary precautions and staying informed can help us stay safe during these unpredictable weather events. It is important for everyone living in the affected states to pay attention to the weather updates and act accordingly. Let us all stay vigilant and take care of ourselves and those around us during these times.

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