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Cyclone effect: Orange, yellow alerts declared for heavy rains in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh

The IMD also issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at speeds of 40-50 kilometres per hour in isolated places of nine divisions till Tuesday morning.

Published: 17th May 2021 07:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2021 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

Fishermen pull their boat ashore to a safe place during formation of cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai

Fishermen pull their boat ashore to a safe place during formation of cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai. (Photo| PTI)

By PTI

BHOPAL: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an orange or "be prepared" alert for heavy rains in 13 districts in Madhya Pradesh even as the state received intermittent showers during the day due to cyclone Tauktae, an official said.

The IMD also issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at speeds of 40-50 kilometres per hour in isolated places of nine divisions till Tuesday morning. The orange alert is for 13 districts, including Narsinghpur, Alirajpurand and Mandsaur, while the yellow alert has been issued for Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Jabalpur divisions among others.

"Large parts of MP received rainfall, accompanied by gusty winds in some places, in the last 24 hours. An upper air cyclonic circulation was lying over north-east MP and the neighbourhood. Tauktae has brought moisture to Madhya Pradesh, which is causing rains along with winds," said PK Saha, senior meteorologist with IMD's Bhopal office.



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