Pleasant weather in Delhi and northern states; flood threat in Arunachal

Incessant rains for the past few days have posed flood threat in some areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 14, 2014 7:59:13 pm
Rains also lash Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. (Source: Reuters) Rains also lash Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. (Source: Reuters)

A pleasant weather prevailed in the national capital and northern states on Wednesday with light showers in early morning bringing down the temperature by six to seven degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 19 degree Celsius, six notches below the normal, while the maximum temperature was 32 degree Celsius, seven notches below the normal, MeT department officials said.

According to the MeT department, the city received 3.6-mm rain between 8.30 am on Tuesday and 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. The humidity recorded this morning was 76 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky with very light rains or thundershowers in some areas. The maximum temperature tomorrow is expected to be around 33 degree C while the minimum is tipped to hover around 20 degrees, the MeT department officials added.

Meanwhile rains also lash Haryana, Punjab. Light to moderate rains again lashed Haryana and Punjab early on Wednesday, leading to a drop in temperature. Chandigarh residents woke up to a cool morning as the city received 9 mm rains overnight.

In Haryana, Ambala received 10.9 mm rains, Hisar 9.4 mm, Bhiwani 3.6 mm, Karnal 11 mm, Panchkula 11 mm, Kalka 13 mm and Yamunanagar 9 mm. In Punjab, Amritsar received 8.6 mm rains, Ludhiana 6 mm, Patiala 10 mm, Barnala 5.8 mm, Faridkot 28 mm, Garhshankar 9 mm, Khanna 7 mm, Samrala 40 mm, Moga 6.8 mm, Ropar 30 mm, Sangrur 24.6 mm and Mohali 8 mm. Parts of Western UP also received respite from heat whereas dry weather prevails in east. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at many places of western Uttar Pradesh, though the weather in the state’s eastern parts mainly remained.

On the other hand, incessant rains for the past few days have posed flood threat in some areas of Arunachal Pradesh with Dibang Valley district remaining cut off from the rest of the country for the past five days.

Following diversion of the course of rain-fed Deopani river and couple of block points created by landslides in between Anini and Roing, the district remained cut off from the rest of the country since May 9 last, an official report said here on Wednesday.

The incessant rainfall being experienced for over a week in the area has affected movement of people and transportation of essential goods to the district, the report said. An official report from Changlang district said that following incessant rain the Noadehing and the Buridehing rivers were in high spate threatening to inundate the low-lying areas at Bordumsa.

On May 9 last, the Noa Dehing flooded its right bank near Dumpani village under Diyun circle partially submerging 17 houses.
Situation on its left bank at Bijoypur village was also critical and if the rainfall continued for some more days flood could not be ruled out, the report said.

(With PTI inputs)

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