Record of 19 years broken in Delhi, heavy rain alert in 23 states

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Weather update: Several parts of North India, including the national capital Delhi, received heavy rains on Saturday. Roads were waterlogged and people had to face traffic jams. Due to heavy rains in Delhi, the record of 19 years was broken.

Meanwhile, parts of Kerala in South India also received heavy rains in the morning and water-logging in low-lying areas saw traffic moving to a crawl. Kerala has been battered by rains for over a week which has claimed 19 lives and sent over 10,000 people to relief camps.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a combination of Western Disturbance and Monsoon winds brought rain to the northwestern parts of the country. The IMD said the Western Disturbance dominated northern India, while the monsoon has moved south of its normal position, reaching the lower troposphere level. In addition, a cyclonic circulation lies over Southwest Rajasthan

This interaction between the Western Disturbance and Monsoon winds is expected to continue for the next 24-36 hours, giving moderate rain over most parts of Northwest India.

Record of 20 years broken in Delhi: According to the Meteorological Department, the rain has broken the record of 20 years in Delhi. The Safdarjung observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, recorded 126.1 millimeters (mm) of rain from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, according to a Met official. He said that this figure of rain is the highest since July 10, 2003 when 133.4 mm of rain was recorded during 24 hours. This is 15 percent of the total rainfall the city receives every monsoon.

Amarnath Yatra canceled on the third day as well: Heavy rains at several places in Kashmir within a few hours led to a rapid rise in the water level in Jhelum and its tributaries. Authorities have advised people living near rivers to be vigilant and avoid going near water.

The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Sunday due to incessant rains and landslides, leaving thousands of pilgrims stranded at various places in Jammu and on their way to the holy cave.

Heavy rains in Gurgaon

Red alert in Himachal: IMD has issued ‘red’ alert for 7 districts of Himachal Pradesh for Sunday.

Several roads were blocked in Shimla, Sirmaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba and Solan districts due to landslides and floods in the hill state. The Manali-Leh National Highway was blocked after Teeling Nullah, about a kilometer from the Atal tunnel, was inundated. Roads were also blocked following flash floods in Madrang Nala and Kala Nala at Udaipur in Lahaul-Spiti district.

19 killed in Kerala: Heavy rains in parts of Kerala this morning led to traffic jams and water-logging in low-lying areas. According to the Disaster Management Authority data, a total of 19 people have died in the state till Saturday night due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a ‘yellow alert’ for four districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. Heavy rains lashed some areas of Kochi and Idukki in the early hours of Saturday. Northern districts like Kozhikode have been receiving continuous heavy rains. IMD has issued ‘Yellow Alert’ for here.

4 died in Rajasthan: In the last 24 hours in Rajasthan, there was torrential rain at some places and lightning also occurred. At the same time, 4 people died in rain-related incidents in the state. In Chittorgarh district, two people died due to lightning while in Sawai Madhopur, two youths died due to drowning in water in two separate incidents.

For the next 2 days, the Meteorological Department has forecast Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Dhaulpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawaimadhopur, Sikar, Sirohi, A ‘yellow alert’ has been issued for heavy rains for many other districts including Tonk.

How will the weather be in the next 24 hours: Even today there is an alert of heavy rain in 23 states including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala. Heavy rain is likely at many places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert here. Heavy rains may occur over Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Punjab. Heavy rains may also occur over Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Nrapendra Gupta

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