Weather Update: Outcry due to rain in many states of the country, red alert in Himachal, instructions to evacuate 50 villages in Punjab

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New Delhi. Weather Update: The effect of monsoon is visible across the country. Heavy rain has been observed in many states. With the monsoon becoming active in many states of India, the risk of floods and landslides due to heavy rains is also increasing. The next two days could be more difficult. IMD has also issued a warning regarding this. According to the data of the Meteorological Department, in the first eight days of July, most parts of the country received good rains, which has made up for the deficiency in rainfall across the country. It has received 243.2 millimeters (mm) of rain since the onset of the monsoon, which is two per cent more than the normal rainfall of 239.1 mm.

Red alert in Himachal: A red alert of very heavy rain has been issued by the Meteorological Center Shimla in Himachal Pradesh for July 09. In view of this, it has been advised to take adequate security measures. At the same time, a yellow alert has been issued for 10 July. The process of rain is likely to continue in the entire state till July 14.

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The Meteorological Department has also issued a flash flood, avalanche warning in Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti. According to the latest weather forecast released on Saturday afternoon, very heavy rain for Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Chamba, Kangra, Kullu and Mandi districts of the state. Red alert has been issued. Whereas, Yellow-Orange alert has been issued for Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur and Lahaul-Spiti.

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On the other hand, the Disaster Management Authority is also advising people to be alert through SMS. In view of the Red Alert, the Meteorological Department has asked the local people and tourists to follow the advisories and guidelines issued by the concerned departments.

According to the department, follow the traffic advisory issued in relation to the weather. Avoid going to those areas where there is often a problem of waterlogging. Stay away from rivers and streams. Find out about traffic jams on the road before leaving for your destination. Avoid being in unsafe places.

Heavy rain in Punjab Haryana: It rained heavily on Sunday, causing water-logging in low-lying areas and affecting traffic.

Several areas including Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Sonipat in Haryana received rain for the second consecutive day, while Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Rupnagar and Patiala in Punjab also received heavy rain, an official of the Meteorological Department said.

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Water entered houses in many areas of both the states, causing inconvenience to the people. Several shops in the wholesale cloth market of Haryana’s Ambala city were flooded.

Chandigarh, the joint capital of both the states, has been receiving heavy rains continuously. Following the rains, there has been a drop in the minimum temperature in both the states and Chandigarh.

Instructions to vacate 50 villages in Punjab: Punjab’s Deputy District Commissioner Special Sarangal has asked Sub Divisional Magistrate Shahkot to evacuate 50 low-lying and flood-prone villages as a precautionary measure in view of inclement weather conditions. The DC visited flood-prone villages on Sunday and interacted with the people.

High alert in Uttarakhand: On behalf of the Director, Meteorological Department, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on Sunday, a high alert has been issued in three districts of the state and for two days on July 11 and 12, a total of eight districts.

In Uttarkashi, Tehri and Dehradun districts and from July 11 to 12, eight districts of the state Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Champawat, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar along with very heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places- Somewhere there is a possibility of lightning with thunder / very intense to very intense period of rain.

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Record of 41 years broken in Delhi: It has been raining heavily in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) since Sunday morning. Sunday morning in Delhi started with rain. It received 153 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, which is the record for the highest rainfall in a day in 41 years. Earlier on July 25, 1982, it received 169.9 mm of rain.

Meanwhile, every road in the national capital, from the corridors of Connaught Place to Lutyens Delhi’s wide avenues, was inundated after record rains on Saturday. Minto Bridge had to be closed due to water-logging. The Public Works Department said that about 200 complaints of water-logging were received.

Heavy rains in Rajasthan: The rains are continuing in some parts of Rajasthan and Udaipurwati of Jhunjhunu in the state recorded a maximum of 12 cm of rain from yesterday till Sunday morning. During this period, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in some areas while moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in many areas. The Meteorological Department gave information about this.

According to the Meteorological Department, 11 cm of rain was recorded in Malsisar (Jhunjhunu), 9 cm in Jhunjhunu, 8 cm in Mangliyawas (Ajmer) and 7 cm in Sikar. Many other areas also received rainfall of less than seven cm. Agencies Edited By : Sudhir Sharma

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