After rainfall in Delhi-NCR brought relief from the sultry heat on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm accompanied by showers in the national capital and adjoining areas for today (July 13) morning.
In contrast to the scanty rains in the national capital, monsoon fury has debilitated several other parts of the country. Torrential downpour has thrown life out of gear in Telangana, whereas in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, heavy rains and flooding have claimed 18 lives so far.
Thousands of people in Karnataka and Assam are reeling under floods and landslides. In Rajasthan, heavy showers occurred at isolated places in the eastern end of the state, while a few other parts recorded light to moderate rains.
An orange alert has been sounded in Mumbai, Thane and parts of Raigad and Palghar today as the weatherman forecast heavy rains. A wet day lies ahead for Mumbaikars as moderate intensity rainfall is likely to continue for the next two to three over the city.
In a tragic mishap in Nagpur district, three people died while as many are missing after the SUV they were travelling in was swept away while crossing a flooded bridge. There were eight passengers in the SUV, two of whom swam to safety. All of them hailed from Madhya Pradesh.
In Osmanabad, district officials have asked residents of villages along the Manjara, Terna and Tawarja rivers to remain alert as heavy rains are expected in the region. The catchment areas of dams on these rivers could receive heavy rainfall, which may necessitate release of water from them.
Showers in Delhi also brought down the mercury but caused traffic snarls and waterlogging in parts of the city where the minimum settled at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. More rain is likely in store today.
According to the IMD, thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain will occur over and adjoining areas of a few places of NCR (Ghaziabad, Chhapraula, Dadri, Noida, Greater Noida) in the next hour.
A pedestrian takes cover from monsoon rain, in New Delhi, Monday, July 11, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Rain in the national capital on Tuesday brought down the mercury but caused traffic snarls and waterlogging in parts of the city. According to IMD data, Delhi recorded 2 mm of rains in 24 hours till 8:30 am on Tuesday.
The IMD has issued a red alert for heavy to very heavy rains in Gujarat’s Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Tapi, Dang, Narmada, Chhota Udepur districts, as well as Kutch, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka and Morbi in the Saurashtra region till Wednesday morning.
Heavy downpour covered more areas of Gujarat where six people died in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 69 since June 1. A total of 27,896 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas and 18,225 of them remained in shelters while the others have returned home, state Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi said.
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While heavy rains lashed districts in south Gujarat since the last few days, parts of Kutch and Rajkot in the Saurashtra region also witnessed heavy showers since Monday night.
The IMD on Tuesday said heavy rains are likely to occur at several places in Telangana during the next three days. The deluge persisting in the southern state for the last five days has inundated low-lying areas and waterlogging was reported at some places in Adilabad, Warangal and other districts. Rivulets and other water bodies were in spate.
The Met department in its evening bulletin said heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Jagitayal, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalapalli, Mulugu, Bhadradri kothagudem, Warangal Rural and Urban districts.
The risk of flooding looms over the state capital Hyderabad, as the Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city is almost full due to the heavy rains over the last week. Schools and colleges have been ordered closed in the city for the last two days.
In Adilabad district, nearly 10 villages were inundated and temporary bridges washed away following heavy rains.
Two young men from Darbathanda in Neradingonda mandal almost got washed away while crossing a river in spate. Locals rescued them immediately.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai on Tuesday reviewed rain damage in Kodagu district, where landslides and floods triggered by incessant rains have snapped road connectivity in many places. Sea erosion has affected the people in the state’s coastal region, and houses along the river banks have been damaged in many parts of northern Karnataka, Bommai said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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