According to the MeT department, several parts of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are expected to receive "heavy to very heavy rainfall" till tomorrow.
Heavy rains led to flood-like
situations in several parts of the country with at least 25
people perishing in Gujarat and four of a family swept away by
gushing waters in Jharkhand even as things improved slightly
in deluge-affected Assam.
According to the MeT department, several parts of
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are
expected to receive "heavy to very heavy rainfall" till
The national capital experienced sultry weather condition
with the maximum temperature recorded at 35 degrees Celsius
and the minimum at 26.4 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels
oscillated between 93 and 59 per cent.
At least 25 people, including 14 of a family, were found
dead in two villages of Banaskantha district due to floods
following torrential rains in Gujarat.
According to the State Emergency Operation Centre, the
toll due to heavy rains and floods across the state in the
current monsoon season stood at 94 till yesterday.
Of the 25 found dead in Banaskantha, 17 people, including
14 of a family, drowned in the flood waters in Kharia village
under the Kankrej taluka, an official said.
Around 1.5 lakh cusecs of water was released from the dam
following heavy rains in neighbouring Rajasthan, which
resulted in inundation of several villages along the banks of
the river in Banaskantha.
State Emergency Operation Centre officials said as per
the latest figures available with them -- excluding the 25
deaths reported today -- eight people had died in Banaskantha
and Patan districts in the last two days due to the floods.
In Rajasthan, the Army has rescued 27 people from areas
which faced flood-like situation over the last two days due to
heavy downpour even as the situation improved gradually.
As many as 15 people were killed in rain-related
incidents, 640 were rescued and 2,225 evacuated to safer
places in Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer districts since
Monday, an official has said.
Meanwhile, heavy to extremely heavy rainfall occurred at
isolated places in Jodhpur and Udaipur divisions since
yesterday while the weatherman has warned of heavy rainfall in
southeast and southwest parts of the state till tomorrow.
Mount Abu in Sirohi recorded 32 cm of rains while
Banswara and Kumbhalgarh (Rajsamand) received 13 and 11 cm of
precipitation respectively since yesterday.
In Himachal Pradesh, the under-construction south portal
of Rohtang Tunnel near Dhundi, 25 km from Manali, was damaged
by a massive landslide triggered by rains leading to blocking
of the Manali-Rohtang highway.
Dharamshala was wettest in the state with 80 mm of rains
followed by Palampur 66 mm, Gohar 49 mm, Baijnath 46 mm and
Nadaun 36 mm.
There was no significant change in day temperatures and
Una was hottest with a maximum of 35.5 degrees Celsius
followed by Bhuntar 32 degrees Celsius and Sundernagar 30.8
Sultry weather conditions prevailed in most places of
Haryana and Punjab, including in Chandigarh, with maximum
temperatures hovering above normal levels.
Hisar in Haryana registered a high of 34.8 degrees
Celsius after light rains, while Ambala recorded a maximum of
34.9 degrees Celsius.
In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a high of 35 degrees
Celsius while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded maximums at 33.5
degrees Celsius and 34.5 degrees Celsius.
Parts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region
were lashed by rains but there was no significant change in
Chandrapur in Maharashtra recorded the highest maximum
temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
The flood situation in Assam improved substantially even
as over 13,000 people across seven districts in the state were
still affected. Altogether 79 people have lost their lives in
Till yesterday, 23,000 people in nine districts were
affected by the deluge.
The authorities are running 14 relief camps and
distribution centres in five districts.
Currently, waters of Dhansiri river was flowing above the
danger mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat.
In West Bengal, West Burdwan, Bankura and Purulia have
received very heavy rains since Saturday, leading to
inundation of several areas, with the rivers in this region
are in spate.
Bankura recorded 116.8 mm rainfall since yesterday, the
highest in the state for the day, while Asansol in West
Burdwan followed closely at 101.8 mm each.
Light to moderate rainfall in many parts of the state
kept the temperature at a comfortable level in Bihar today.
Patna recorded 1.2 mm rainfall since yesterday, Gaya
registered 16.4 mm of rain while it was 31.1 mm in Bhagalpur.
The maximum temperature was 31.5 degrees Celsius in
Patna and 29.2 degrees Celsius at Gaya.
According to an official, the water levels of rivers
Baitarani, Brahmani, Burhabalang and Jalaka are falling or are
steady due to less rainfall in the upper catchment areas.
The flood situation in Balasore district was improving
with the Subarnarekha river, the water level of which rose
yesterday and was still above danger level at Rajghat near
Jaleswar, was going down gradually.
However, the weatherman has warned of heavy rainfall in
one or two places over north Odisha during the next two days.
In Jharkhand, an ambulance with four members of a family
were washed away by the waters from the overflowing Koel river
in Lohardaga district.
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