As the monsoon in India intensifies, rain warnings have been issued in many states of the country. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert on Wednesday and an orange alert from Thursday due to heavy rains in various districts of Uttarakhand. Mumbai’s Regional Meteorological Center has issued an orange alert for Gadchiroli and Gondia districts in the wake of heavy rain with thunder and lightning in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Assam and Andhra Pradesh reported some relief from heavy rains and flood conditions in the last 24 hours.
Here are the latest weather updates across the country:
1. Landslides are expected in the hinterland of areas prone to heavy rains such as Kumaon and Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand in the coming days, resulting in blocking or washing out of highways and connecting roads, the IMD said.
2. Uttarakhand MeT had earlier warned people living near rivers/streams to be alert and advised them to avoid traveling as far as possible. Dehradun Meteorological Department Director Bikram Singh has warned that the water level of several rivers may reach dangerous levels.
3. The Delhi Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in the capital city, warning of moderate to heavy rains on Wednesday. It said the city is expected to witness generally cloudy conditions with moderate rain or thundershowers for the next three days. The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 33 degrees Celsius.
4. Several districts of Maharashtra are facing the after-effects of torrential rains this season, prompting the state government to deploy 13 NDRF and three SDRF teams in vulnerable districts. On Tuesday, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel rescued people in the flood-hit villages of Ghugus, Belsani and Soit in Varora, Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
5. In Gujarat, heavy rains caused severe flooding which affected the normal life of locals in Aravalli district and submerged houses and shops. At the same time, tourists witnessed a scenic and scenic sight to witness the Gira Dodh waterfalls at Saputara in Dang district, which is filled with water after incessant rains.
6. At least 25 houses, two bridges and some other properties were damaged after heavy rain and hailstorm lashed several villages in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Tuesday, officials said. As a result of cloud cover in this area, the water level in drains has risen and flood situation has developed. State Disaster Management Director Sudesh Mokhta said that all connecting roads had to be closed.
7. In Odisha, landslides occurred in the hilly areas of Gumma block of Gajapati district due to torrential rains in the region on Sunday. Turbulent flow of water over mountains caused landslides because it brought debris. There was no loss of life in the incident.
8. Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam has improved. No new deaths were reported on Tuesday, bringing the toll from floods and landslides to 196 this year. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) further informed that no major river is flowing above the danger level.
9. In Andhra Pradesh too, the flood in the Godavari river is gradually receding. However, hundreds of villages in Andhra Pradesh’s Alluri Sitarama Raju, Konaseema, Eluru and West Godavari districts still hold 1.10 lakh people in relief camps.
10. As of Tuesday evening, the inflow and outflow of Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dovaleswaram near Rajamahendravaram has fallen to 18.92 lakh cusecs, officials said. The chief minister’s office said only one person died in the floods.