Chhattisgarh Floods: Moderate rain in Bilaspur, Ambikapur; light over Bastar

July 20, 2017 5:55 PM |

Rain in Chhattisgarh

Many parts of Chhattisgarh have recorded good amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours. It looks like that rains gods have bestowed over eastern parts of the country, particularly Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Most parts of these states are witnessing extremely good rain and thundershowers activities.


In a span of 24 hours from 08:30 am on Wednesday, Rajnandgaon recorded 28 mm of rainfall, followed by Pendra at 23 mm, Ambikapur 11 mm, Bilaspur 5 mm, Durg and Jagdalpur 1 mm of light showers.

Heavy to very heavy rains have been observed in many parts of the state in the past a few days. To the extent that these showers led to inundation of low-lying areas, due to which normal life comes to halt.

Bastar district of Chhattisgarh has been severely affected by the flood. As a result, more than 3 dozen villages have been evacuated. Relief and rescue work has been initiated by the state government.


Take a look at the live lightning and thunderstorm status across Chhattisgarh

The reason for these rains can be attributed to the low pressure that lies over East Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, the axis of Monsoon trough is also passing north of the state.

As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, the rainfall activity is likely to decrease over the southern parts, however light rain will continue over the region.

Meanwhile, North of Chhattisgarh will record moderate rains for the next 24 hours. As on July 20, the state of Chhattisgarh is rain surplus by 7 percent.

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