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Bengal Rain Updates: IMD Issues Heavy Rain alert

Weather alerts issued by IMD: Red alert for heavy to extremely heavy rain update in Bengal and Sikkim, orange alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bihar. Yellow alert in rain-hit Himachal Pradesh.

IMD Issues Heavy Rain alert in Bengal & Sikkim: Bengal Rain Updates

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued weather alerts for various regions. A red alert for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall has been declared for sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, while an orange alert is in effect for Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bihar. The IMD bulletin forecasts potential heavy rainfall in these areas. The alerts indicate varying intensities: red for over 20 cm, orange for 6 to 20 cm, and yellow for 6 to 11 cm of rainfall. Fishermen are advised to avoid the Southwest Arabian Sea and central Bay of Bengal due to squally winds. Thunderstorms with lightning are expected in several regions.

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Himachal Pradesh placed under a yellow alert

Amid the ongoing monsoon, the weather agency has issued a yellow alert for Himachal Pradesh, which has experienced extensive rain-triggered landslides, floods, and cloudbursts. The state has suffered around 200 rain-related casualties. The alert anticipates heavy rainfall in districts including Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi, Kullu, Una, Bilaspur, and Kangra. Meteorologist Sandeep Kumar Sharma from the IMD informed ANI about the alert for August 24 and 25.

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