Heavy rain inundates north, east

Heavy rain inundates north, east

Rain damage: Woman killed after being struck by lightning in UP

Heavy rain inundates north, east

 Heavy rain battered northern and eastern states on Monday and inundated parts of Assam even as a woman was killed after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh.

The weatherman has warned of “extremely heavy rain” in Assam and Meghalaya and very heavy rain in sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar and east Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

Temperatures in the national capital hovered below normal level after rain overnight but high humidity that shot up to 100% added to the discomfort of residents.

The city gauged 45.2 mm of rain and recorded the maximum temperature at 35 degrees Celsius. The three other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded the maximum temperature at 28.5, 35.1, 29.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

In Uttar Pradesh, a 30-year-old woman was killed and five were injured in an incident of lightning. Scattered rain was experienced over parts of the state till 8.30 am. The weatherman warned of heavy rains at isolated places.

The MeT office in Odisha said that due to a low pressure area over south Bihar and neighbourhood, the state will experience rain till July 9.

An IMD bulletin said heavy rain is likely to hit a few places in north Odisha on Tuesday.
Bihar was also hit by heavy rain with Purnea receiving 80.4 mm of rainfall. The temperatures across the state showed a downward trend after the heavy rain on Monday.

Floods in Assam

Incessant rains for the past few days in Arunachal Pradesh and the Upper Assam region has resulted in flash floods, DHNS adds from Guwahati.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level in Neematighat and Tezpur. River Jia Bharali is also flowing above danger level in Sonitpur and the Dhansiri was flowing above danger mark in Numaligarh on Monday.

Four districts in Assam – Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon and Jorhat — are facing flash floods. Over 85,000 people are affected and over 4,000 hectares of crop land has been inundated.
Official sources, however, claimed that the situation will improve within this week.

Heavy rain in Gujarat

Heavy rain across parts of Gujarat over the last fortnight has brought down overall rain deficiency in the state from 78% to 68%, DHNS adds from Ahmedabad.

During the last 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rainfall has been recorded over the state, with diamond city of Surat having received 126.4 mm of rainfall, while Bhavnagar in Saurashtra region recorded 52 mm.

In central parts of the state, Rajkot received 4 mm, Amreli 5 mm, Idar 4 mm and Baroda 2.6 mm of rainfall.

Ahmedabad, Kandla, Veraval and Porbandar all recorded light rain, with the state capital receiving 91 mm of rain on Monday, after recording 17.5 mm rain on Sunday.

Among the worst affected regions was Godhra in Panchmahal district, that received almost six inch of rain in the last 24 hours.

Reports suggest that several bags of foodgrains stored in APMC, Godhra, were damaged.

Torrential rain batters Mumbai
Torrential rain continued to batter Mumbai suburbs and neighbouring districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad where the road traffic was partially affected on Monday due to potholes, breaches and water-logging, DHNS reports from Mumbai.

Pune and Nashik districts, which nearly had a dry-spell in June, have been experiencing heavy rainfall.  

Golden triangle

Over the last 48 hours, the seven districts of Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Pune and Nashik - which comprise the Golden Triangle, received very good rainfall, particularly in the ghat sections and catchment areas.

In a fresh advisory, the Regional Meteorological Observatory of IMD has advised fishermen along the Maharashtra-Goa coast not to venture into the choppy Arabian Sea.

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