UP rivers in spate after heavy rain

Eager Capital: Delhi's wait for rain on a cloudy day continues
Last Updated : 27 June 2016, 20:24 IST
Last Updated : 27 June 2016, 20:24 IST

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Sultry conditions fed by light rains and high temperature troubled residents in northern and eastern states even as heavy pre-monsoon rains led to a rise in water levels in major rivers of Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi’s wait for rains on a cloudy day continued even as high temperature and humidity, measured between 49 and 79%, caused discomfort to the people of the city, which is likely to be hit by the southwest monsoon on June 29.

The other three metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded their maximum at 33.4, 32.4 and 28.7 degrees Celsius.

Moderate to heavy rains hit parts of Uttar Pradesh, leading to a rise in water levels in major rivers. Moradabad received 45.8 mm of rains, Mohana in Jaunpur 18 mm, Sitapur 12.4 mm, Lucknow 44.2 mm, Barabanki 57.2 mm and Shravasti 36 mm of rainfall.

While the water level in the Ganga is rising in Fatehgarh, Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat and Mirzapur, Yamuna is rising in Mohna and Banda. The Gomti is rising in Lucknow, while Sharda is flowing above danger mark in Palliakalan (Kheri) and rising in Kheri, a Central Water Commission report said.

Forecast for TN

Heavy rain hit normal life in Tamil Nadu on Monday, with weather office predicting more downpour due to a trough of low pressure area, DHNS adds from Chennai.

A Met official said the low pressure area over west central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts persists.

Under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation over Arabian sea, a low pressure area has formed in northeast Arabian sea. It is likely to move westwards and concentrate into a depression by Tuesday.

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal Karnataka, Telangana and Rayalaseema. Fishermen in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were warned not to venture into sea.

Mumbai showers

Rain continued in Mumbai for the third consecutive day on Monday, but there was no major impact on road and rail traffic, DHNS reports.

According to the Regional Meteorological Observatory of the IMD, the city and suburbs recorded over 30 mm rainfall on an average. A few spells of rain are expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Kerala situation

Twenty days after the onset of southwest monsoon in the state, Kerala continued to have a relatively dry spell for the third consecutive day. The weathermen, however, predicted the monsoon to pick pace during the next couple of days. According to the Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, the monsoon was weak over the past couple of days.

On Monday, none of the Met stations in the state recorded heavy rainfall, according to a daily bulletin from the centre. Munnar in Idukki district and Hosadurg in Kasaragod district recorded the day’s biggest rainfall, clocking a moderate 5 cm each.

Kerala has, between June 1 and 22, received 420 mm rainfall; the figure shows a 6% deficiency for the period. Barring Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram, the state has witnessed deficient to normal rainfall so far.

Published 27 June 2016, 20:23 IST

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