LIVE monsoon updates: Flood alert in Kashmir, rains lash Gujarat leaving 35 dead

After a sloppy and delayed start, southwest monsoon advanced at a fast pace against all odds and has already delivered 16 per cent excess rainfall since the beginning of the monsoon season: Skymet.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2015 10:11 am


After the IMD declared that conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon, it appears like it has hit north India as predicted by the weathermen. Rains have slashed Gujarat killing 35 people and leaving hundreds stranded. Delhi also cooled off after a spell of light rain hit the capital. A flood alert was issued in Kashmir after Jhelum crossed the danger mark

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Gujarat: Amreli was the worst affected district, major cities Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Bhavnagar were also severely hit by the incessant showers. So far, more than 4,000 people from Saurashtra and around 550 from south Gujarat have been evacuated to safer locations.

The highest rainfall — 25.44 inches — was recorded at Bagasara in Amreli that alone witnessed 23 deaths. Dhari, which is located close to the Gir forests, home to Asiatic lions, received 20.44-inches rainfall.

Kashmir: The water level at Sangam was 25.30 feet at 3 am, 2.30 feet above the danger mark, a police official said. The river was flowing at 17.10 feet at Ram Munshibagh here, closing in on the danger mark of 19 feet, the official said.

Mumbai: From 8 AM to 7 AM (23 Hrs ); City 38.19 mm, ES 49.40 mm, WS 53.68 mm. Waterlogging at Milan Subway, Hindmata, and Sion Road No -24, Central Railway Services are disrupted due to fallen of overhead wire, train services on harbour line are littlebeat late. High tide of 3.76 mtrs at 5.02 PM.

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