Assam floods worsen, Delhi to get rain in 3 days

Assam floods worsen, Delhi to get rain in 3 days

Assam floods worsen, Delhi to get rain in 3 days

 The floods in Assam have affected 1,00,000 people, while the southwest monsoon that spread across the southern and western states could settle over Delhi in a few days.

The maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the humidity level oscillated between 75 and 49%. “Monsoon should reach Delhi and the neighbouring parts in the next three to four days. Its advance over parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will take place during the same period,” said IMD director general K J Ramesh.

The monsoon saw a revival in Kerala, with very heavy rainfall in parts of its central and northern districts on Monday.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority on Monday advised tourists against travelling to hilly areas vulnerable to landslips and halting at waterfalls on hilly roads. It also cautioned against night travel.

Despite the southwest monsoon reaching Kerala’s shores on May 30, the state recorded 31% deficient rainfall over the long-time average between June 1 and 21.

The active monsoon also brought heavy rainfall over many districts of southern Tamil Nadu. The weather department has predicted more rain in the next 48 hours due to a trough over the Bay of Bengal.

“Yesterday’s trough on the sea-level chart now runs from coastal Andhra Pradesh to south Tamil Nadu. Therefore, rain is likely to occur over southern Tamil Nadu and other places during the next 48 hours,” a senior weather official said on Monday.

Downpour in Gujarat

The monsoon has made further inroads into some more parts of Gujarat, with heavy rain lashing the south Gujarat region. The total rainfall for the season has touched 45 mm and is short by 15.4 mm.

At least nine persons were rescued after Valsad in south Gujarat recorded 105 mm of rain in 12 hours on Saturday and 18 mm of rain till Monday morning, triggering a flood-like situation.

Heavy downpour was also witnessed in Surat (16.6 mm), Vapi and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Rain was also reported from several parts of Saurashtra, with Rajkot receiving 21.8 mm, Surendranagar 11.7 mm and Veraval 17 mm.
As a result, there was waterlogging in many areas. Gandhinagar in central Gujarat also received about 18.5 mm rain, while Ahmedabad recorded a mere 3.8 mm.

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