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Southwest monsoon-2011: Daily flood situation report 9 Aug 2011

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RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

  • Moderate to heavy rainfall with isolated very heavy falls have been reported in some parts of Punjab, Odissa, Bihar,Gujarat,Sikkim, Haryana, Jharkand,West Bengal & Rajasthan.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

  • The low pressure area over northwest Madhya Pradesh & neighbourhood persists with associated upper aircyclonic circulation extending upto midtropospheric levels tilting southwards with height.
  • The upper air cyclonic circulation over west Rajasthan & neighbourhood in lower levels persists.
  • The upper air cyclonic circulation over Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood persists and extends upto mid tropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height.
  • The axis of monsoon trough at mean sea level passes through Anupgarh, Swai Madhopur, centre of low pressure area, Daltonganj, Purulia, Contai and thence southeastwards to eastcentral Bay of Bengal.
  • The off shore trough runs from Gujarat coast to Karnataka coast.
  • The western disturbance over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu & Kashmir now lies over Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining north Pakistan as an upper air system.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (daily water levels and forecasts for level forecast sites)

  • There are 19 Moderate flood situation sites (Assam-03, Bihar-10, Jharkhand-01, Uttar Pradesh-04 & West Bengal-01) in the country on 09.08.2011.

DEPLOYMENT OF NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE (NDRF)

  • 20 teams consisting of 644 personnel of NDRF have been deployed in Assam - (6), Andhra Pradesh – (2), J&K – (2), Kerala – (1), Parliament House new Delhi- (1), Bihar (6) & Uttar Pradesh (2)