India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 3 Aug 2005

Situation Report
Originally published


A comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:

During past 24 hours:

A low pressure area has formed over North Bay of Bengal adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh coast and is well marked. It has increased rainfall activity and produced heavy to very heavy falls in Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Yesterday's low pressure area over northwest Madhya Pradesh and adjoining southeast Rajasthan has further weakened into an upper air cyclonic circulation extending upto mid tropospheric level over south Rajasthan and Gujarat. In association with this scenario heavy to very heavy rainfall has occurred over Gujarat State, Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra.

Moderate rainfall also occurred at many places over southeast Rajasthan, coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

Forecast valid for next 24 hours

Decrease in the intensity of rainfall is likely over Gujarat State, Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra.

Enhanced rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls is likely over Gangetic West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand.

Rainfall activity is likely to increase over Northeastern states and Gangetic plains.


According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 3rd August 2005, there are No Unprecedented or High flood sites. There are 01 Moderate and 16 Low flood situation sites.

The details of the moderate flood site are as under:

River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.90 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend

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