IMD points crimson alert for two Maharashtra districts; extra rains possible in Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh on Monday


New Delhi, August 16

Four rain-related deaths had been reported from Odisha and Telangana on Sunday and a crimson alert of extraordinarily heavy showers was issued for 2 districts in Maharashtra.

In north India, rains lashed Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and elements of Uttar Pradesh.

However, Delhiites witnessed sultry climate as humidity ranges shot as much as 91 per cent and the utmost temperature settled at 36.5 levels Celsius, three notches above regular.

The weatherman has forecast solely gentle, remoted rains over the following two days.

The flood state of affairs in Assam improved marginally whereas Bihar continued to be within the grip of the deluge.

The variety of individuals affected by the deluge in Bihar rose by about 12,500 prior to now 24 hours, taking the whole to 81,44,356 in 16 districts, the state Disaster Management Department mentioned.

No recent district was affected by the flood on Sunday and 33 groups of the NDRF and the SDRF have evacuated 5.46 lakh individuals to date.

As many as 11,812 individuals had been affected by the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Baksa districts of Assam on Sunday, towards 13,300 yesterday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) mentioned.

In Odisha, heavy rains brought on by a low-pressure space over the Bay of Bengal led to a flood-like state of affairs in a number of elements of the state, snapping highway connectivity, damaging mud homes and crops.

On Saturday evening, two members of a household had been killed at a village within the Patnagarh block of Balangir district after a wall of their residence collapsed as a result of heavy rains.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with a strong surface wind is likely to persist in many parts of the state till Monday under the impact of the low-pressure area, which has now weakened and lies over Jharkhand and its neighbouring areas,” the Meteorological Centre mentioned.

The Met Centre has forecast the probability of the formation of one other low-pressure space over north Bay of Bengal round August 19.

An octogenarian and her 50-year-old daughter had been killed in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana after a wall of their residence collapsed on them.  Heavy rains have been lashing some districts of the state for the previous couple of days.

The India Meteorological Department in its every day climate report has forecast thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and really heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains on Monday.

The Met Department issued a crimson alert of extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations in Pune and Satara districts of Maharashtra on Monday, an official mentioned.

The forecast additionally predicted heavy rainfall at remoted locations in Mumbai, Raigad, and Palghar from Monday onwards, he mentioned, including that the depth of rains would scale back from Tuesday.

The IMD classifies minimal 204.5 mm rainfall in 24 hours as extraordinarily heavy. A crimson alert requires authorities to take preventive steps to minimise injury.

An India Meteorological Department official mentioned the remainder of the area was anticipated to obtain heavy to very heavy rainfall at remoted locations in the course of the week.

“Heavy rainfall in catchment areas of various dams in western Maharashtra has prompted authorities to release water from them,” Irrigation Department officers mentioned.

Water from the Koyna Dam in Satara district was being launched on the charge of 52,146 cusecs within the downstream Koyna river, a district official mentioned. The dam is presently stuffed to 86 per cent of its whole capability of 86.08 TMC (one thousand million cubic toes).

The Chhattisgarh authorities has additionally issued directives to district officers to stay alert to cope with a attainable flood-like state of affairs.

In South Bastar, a number of rivers and rivulets are in spate as a result of which the highway connectivity has been lower off in some elements.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday directed all district collectors and superintendents of police to stay alert in view of the continual rainfall.

“In Kerala’s Idduki, a ground-penetrating radar will be used to locate bodies buried in the landslide at Pettimudi in the district, where the death toll has risen to 58 with the recovery of three more bodies,” a senior official mentioned.

The GPR would help the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police, fireplace drive personnel and locals, who had been engaged in search and rescue operations for the previous 9 days, District Collector H Dineshan mentioned.

An enormous mound of earth and slush, triggered by heavy rains, had flattened a row of 20 one-room row homes manufactured from tin and asbestos sheets, which housed at the very least 82 employees, at Pettimudi in Rajamala on August 7.

Intermittent rains in Uttarakhand brought on landslips that blocked round 100 roads, together with nationwide highways resulting in the well-known Himalayan temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Rains and overcast circumstances in Dehradun led to the cancellation of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s tour of the rain-ravaged villages of Pithoragarh district.

During the final 24 hours in Rajasthan, 115 mm rainfall was recorded in Merta metropolis of Nagaur, adopted by 100 mm in Sedwa of Barmer, 85 mm in Raipur of Pali and 65 mm in Ramsar of Barmer district, the Met division mentioned.

In Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur was the most popular place at 35.eight levels Celsius whereas the utmost temperature in Lucknow rose to 35.7 levels Celsius.

Haryana and Punjab additionally recorded near-normal temperatures. Chandigarh recorded a excessive of 34 levels Celsius, in accordance with the meteorological division right here.

The most temperature in Ambala, Hisar, Karnal and Narnaul settled at 34 levels Celsius, 36.four levels Celsius, 33.6 levels Celsius and 35 levels Celsius, respectively. PTI



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