Heavy rainfall alert sounded in Uttarakhand

Alert for heavy to very heavy rains has been sounded for Uttarkashi, Bagheshwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 2:07 pm
rain, uttarakhand rain, uttarakhand rain alert, monsoon, uttarakhand monsoon, uttarakhand heavy rainfall, heavy rainfall, indian express news, india news The district administrations on the route of the annual Chaar Dhaam Yatra have also been alerted.

An alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand has been announced by the weather department. Some parts of the state is already witnessing showers but the intensity of the showers is likely to increase further in Uttarkashi, Bagheshwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts this week.

Earlier in May, at least 13 people were killed because of  a landslide near Vishnuprayag on the Badrinath route. Last year in July, heavy rains had triggered cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand, killing at least 30 people and washing away houses.

The state recorded a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius on Monday. The precipitation and humidity have been recorded at 90 per cent and 93 per cent, respectively. Also, the wind will flow at a speed of 6 km per hour. Thunderstorms are also expected over the week.

The district administrations on the route of the annual Chaar Dhaam Yatra have also been alerted. Earlier, vehicular movement have been stopped due to landslides on Badrinath highway.

According to IANS report, Piyush Rautela, a senior official of the State Disaster Management department said the district magistrates have been alerted of the impending rains and change in weather and all precautions have been set rolling.

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