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Monsoon news highlights: Amid heavy rains in Kerala, IMD issues orange alert in 4 districts, yellow in 8 others

India Monsoon live, IMD weather news updates today 10 July: The IMD at 4 pm issued orange alert for the day in the northern Kerala districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. It also issued a yellow alert for all the remaining districts except for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: July 10, 2022 10:42:56 pm
Pedestrians hold umbrellas as they walk on a roadside amid rainfall in Kochi, Kerala. (PTI)

Monsoon, Weather Updates Today: As heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert in four districts of the state for the day. The IMD at 4 pm issued orange alert for the day in the northern Kerala districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. It also issued a yellow alert for all the remaining districts except for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in a 24 hour period, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao asked Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to alert all concerned departments to take safety measures amidst heavy rains in the state. Telangana and Maharashtra have been on red alert since Saturday. Rao also said he would review the situation closely and hold a video conference with officials on Sunday. He also urged people to not take risks or step outside during heavy downpours unless there was an emergency.

At least 17 people have died and 44 are injured in the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Over three dozen pilgrims are still untraceable, officials said on Sunday. The victims were camping near the Amarnath cave shrine, when the cloudburst occurred around 6 pm Friday. The flash flood washed away a part of the camp.

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Monsoon Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in parts of Maharashtra on Saturday, including Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune and Kolhapur. Follow for the latest updates..

19:48 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rains reported in east Rajasthan in last 24 hours: MeT

Heavy rains at isolated places in Jhalawar, Dholpur and Kota districts of east Rajasthan was reported in the last 24 hours, a MeT department spokesperson said. Maximum temperature was recorded below normal at most places in the state.

According to the Meteorological Department, till 8.30 am, Jhalawar district recorded highest rainfall in the state at 72 mm, followed by 64 mm in Bikaner city. Basedi, Bikaner, and Chhabra recorded 60 mm of rain whereas Sikar tehsil, Bayana town and Bikaner tehsil recorded 50 mm of rain. Rainfall ranging from 1 cm to 4 cm was recorded at many other places in the state.

According to the department, till 5.30 pm, 71 mm rainfall was recorded in Churu, 29 mm in Bhilwara, 23.5 mm in Dholpur, 17 mm in Banasthali, 13 mm each in Kota and Bikaner, 10 mm in Bundi, 8 mm in Sikar, 6.7mm in Ajmer, 6mm in Chittorgarh, 2 mm in Karauli, 1.4 mm in Dabok (Udaipur) and 1.1 mm in Jaipur. (PTI)

19:04 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Delhi records max temp of 34.9 deg C; rainfall likely on Monday

The maximum temperature in the national capital Sunday evening settled at 34.9 degrees Celsius, a notch below average temperature, with a possibility of light rain on Monday, the India Meteorological Department said. It was a pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 27.5 degrees Celsius, it said.

The relative humidity oscillated between 89 per cent and 66 per cent. The weatherman has predicted generally cloudy skies with possibility of very light rain with drizzle on Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at 35 degrees and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively. On Saturday, the maximum temperature in the city settled at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, while the minimum temperature settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. (PTI)

17:57 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Telangana declares holidays for educational institutions for 3 days

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday declared three days of holiday for educational institutions from July 11 in view of heavy rains in the State. Rao reviewed the situation, the measures taken so far and the precautionary steps being taken with Ministers, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other senior officials at a high-level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan, Rao's official residence complex-cum-camp office, said an official release.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Secretary held a video conference with the Collectors of districts and took stock of the situation. He directed the Collectors to work in close coordination with all departments and see to it no untoward incident takes place. The Chief Secretary said the Collectors should be on high alert and take steps to prevent loss of life, cattle or damage to any property, another official release said. (PTI)

17:18 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rains in Kerala with orange alert in 4 districts, yellow alert in 8 others

As heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert in four districts of the state for the day. The IMD at 4 pm issued orange alert for the day in the northern Kerala districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.

It also issued a yellow alert for all the remaining districts except for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in a 24 hour period, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm.

The IMD further said widespread rain was likely in the southern state over the next five days with very heavy rains predicted on July 10, 13 and 14. According to the state disaster management authority, between July 3 to 7, six people lost their lives in rain-related incidents across Kerala and several homes were damaged. (PTI)

16:12 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rains pound south Gujarat; over 700 people evacuated in 2 districts

Heavy rains pounded many parts of south Gujarat, leading to a rise in the water level of some rivers which caused inundation in various low-lying areas, following which over 700 people were shifted to safer places in Navsari and Valsad districts, officials said on Sunday.

There was flooding in some low-lying areas of Valsad after a rise in the Orsang river level. Authorities in Navsari district were also on alert as the Kaveri and Ambika rivers there were flowing above the danger mark, they said. Very heavy rains lashed Valsad and Navsari districts on Saturday night and Sunday morning, the officials said.

Chhota Udepur and Narmada districts also witnessed very heavy rainfall, with rivers overflowing and low-lying areas getting flooded, they said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy showers during the next five days in south Gujarat's districts of Dang, Navsari and Valsad. Several other districts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra are also likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during this period, the IMD said. (PTI)

15:24 (IST)10 Jul 2022
IMD's rainfall forecast

India Meteorological Department has predicted a likely intense wet spell to continue over Telangana, Vidarbha and adjoining areas of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Chhattisgarh on July 10 and 11. The weather department has also said that a fresh intense wet spell is likely over Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka from July 12.

14:42 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rains in Telangana; Chief Secretary directs Collectors to take all preventive measures

With heavy rains lashing Telangana over the last three days, State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Sunday directed the district Collectors to work in close coordination with all the line departments and take all preventive measures and see to it that no untoward incident takes place.

As per the directions of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the Chief Secretary held a video conference today with the Collectors of all districts and took stock of the situation arising due to heavy rains in the State, an official release said.

The Chief Secretary said that as the state is witnessing heavy rains over the last three days, the Collectors should be on high alert and take all steps to prevent loss of life, cattle or damage to any property. He directed the Collectors to step up vigil by setting up control room in the collectorate. Irrigation, Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administration and Energy departments should ensure that no problems arise due to the incessant rains. (PTI)

14:22 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rainfall in isolated areas of eastern Rajasthan

Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern Rajasthan in a 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Sunday, while thunderstorm accompanied with light to moderate rainfall was recorded at a few places, weather officials said.

According to the meteorological department, Khanpur of Jhalawar, Sarmathura of Dholpur and Mandhana of Kota recorded 7 cm rainfall each.

Basedi, Bikaner and Chabra recorded 6 cm rainfall each, followed by 5 cm each in Sikar tehsil, Bayana town and Bikaner tehsil, the department said.

Several other places recorded 1-4 cm downpour during the period.

The department predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places in Baran, Jhalawar and Kota districts on Sunday. (PTI)

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13:48 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Landslide on Agumbe ghat road, traffic disrupted

A landslide on the third hairpin curve from the Someshwara side on Agumbe Ghat road following heavy rains on Sunday morning disrupted vehicular traffic on the route, official sources said.

The vehicular disruption is on National Highway 169A, connecting Udupi and Shivamogga districts.

The work on clearing the road has been taken up by the Forest department and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) personnel.

Police are diverting the traffic on the ghat section. Vehicles moving from Shivamogga to Udupi are being diverted to the Siddapura route. Vehicles are being stopped at the Agumbe ghat check post and at the Someshwar check post and drivers told to take alternate routes. (PTI)

12:46 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Heavy rains: Water level rises in Nethravati river

The water level in the Nethravati river in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada (DK) district has risen to the danger level of 8.5 metre on Sunday.

The water level, which stood at 6.8 metre on Saturday rose considerably in the evening and at Uppinangady, it touched the danger level Sunday morning, official sources said.

All low-lying areas of the river basin in Bantwal have been inundated in the heavy rains lashing the district for the past few days.

The district administration has taken steps to shift people living in the locality to safer places. Areas including Panemangaluru, Kanchikar market, Jakribettu, Kaikunje Bastipadpu are submerged. (PTI)

12:44 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Not convenient to hold local body polls in rainy season: Maha CM Shinde

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said the state government would tell the Election Commission that it would not be convenient to hold local and municipal polls in the state in the wake of the ongoing rainy season.

The State Election Commission on Friday announced that polls to 92 Nagar Parishads and four Nagar Panchayats in Maharashtra will be held on August 18. Elections will be held for local urban bodies in Pune, Sangli, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Amravati and Buldhana districts.

After Shinde offered prayers at a temple of Lord Vitthal in Pandharpur town in neighbouring Solapur district on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi', some reporters asked him about the local and municipal elections due in the state. (PTI)

11:28 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Pleasant morning in Delhi, minimum temperature 27.5 deg C

It was a pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 27.5 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The relative humidity at 8:30 am was recorded at 82 per cent, it said.

The weatherman predicted generally cloudy skies with moderate rain and thundershowers during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 33 degrees Celsius.

On Saturday, the maximum temperature in the national capital settled at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, while the minimum temperature settled at 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. (PTI)

10:25 (IST)10 Jul 2022
In Picture: Rainfall during Eid prayer in Chandigarh

Rainfall during Eid prayer at Sector 20 Jama Masjid in Chandigarh.

09:56 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Maharashtra: Real-time data system installed in Ratnagiri for flood alerts, info on landslides

After the rain fury claimed lives of over 20 people in Ratnagiri in July last year, the district administration has installed a Real-Time Data Acquisition (RTDA) System at various places for effective communication about flooding and landslides, a senior official said.

Ratnagiri is a coastal district in Maharashtra, located over 300 km from the state capital Mumbai, and witnesses heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

Last year, Chiplun town in Ratnagiri was among the worst-hit by heavy rains. Among the over 20 deceased in the district included eight COVID-19 patients who had died in a hospital after flood waters entered the premises. (PTI)

08:50 (IST)10 Jul 2022
Cloudburst at Amarnath camp: ‘Tents were right next to stream… No hope we would live’

“There was a deafening noise as the water rushed down. I felt helpless. I closed my eyes and left it to fate,” says Shiv Roshni, a 64-year-old Amarnath pilgrim from Delhi.

On Friday afternoon, Roshni had barely reached the cave shrine after a two-day trek and pony ride when a huge volume of water swept the tents set up for the pilgrims. Breaking down constantly at the Base Hospital in Baltal, the base camp for the Amarnath pilgrims on the Sonamarg-Amarnath axis, she said: “I still shiver when I think about it. There was no hope that I would survive. It was during the night that some policemen came and rescued us. I was then shifted here in a chopper.”

The authorities put the death toll from the flash flood at 17 on Saturday, with 44 injured. Over three dozen pilgrims are still untraceable, officials said. (Read More)

08:48 (IST)10 Jul 2022
ICYMI | What are cloudbursts, and why they occur more in places like Amarnath

Sudden, “highly-localised rains” in Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday evening (July 8) caused flooding and led to the deaths of at least 16 people and injuries to more than 20 others. Those who died were at a camp near the cave, a site of pilgrimage.

Many politicians tweeted out messages of condolence and mentioned cloudburst-induced floods, as was earlier stated by officials. However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) later said on July 9 that a cloudburst may not have actually occurred. (Read More)

21:59 (IST)09 Jul 2022
Heavy rains continue to lash T'gana; CM instructs officials to be on alert

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to alert all departments concerned and take quick safety measures in the wake of incessant rains in the State.

Following a red alert in Telangana and also in Maharashtra, the Chief Minister said he would review the situation from time to time and also hold video conference today (Saturday) or tomorrow (Sunday), an official release said.(PTI)

20:25 (IST)09 Jul 2022
Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal are expected to receive thunderstorms today: IMD

Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal are expected to receive thunderstorms today while the eastern states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam shall also receive thunderstorms. 

18:18 (IST)09 Jul 2022
Maharashtra: Heavy rains lash three districts; communication lost with 128 villages, people evacuated

At least 130 villages in three districts of Maharashtra, all in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, were affected by heavy rains which caused floods in parts of these districts and at least 200 people were evacuated, but fortunately, no casualties are reported, officials said on Saturday.

In the Gadchiroli district in east Maharashtra, communication with 128 villages is lost due to heavy rains.

Apart from Gadchiroli, Hingoli and Nanded districts in the Marathwada region also received heavy showers on Friday and Saturday, the state relief and rehabilitation department said in a bulletin on Saturday.(PTI)

16:20 (IST)09 Jul 2022
Amarnath flash flood: Death toll rises to 16; 15,000 stranded pilgrims evacuated

The death toll in the flash flood triggered by heavy rain near the Amarnath cave shrine rose to 16 on Saturday as the search operations continued without a break amid fears that many are still trapped under the debris.

Officials said 15,000 stranded pilgrims were shifted to the lower base camp of Panjtarni and 25 injured people were rushed to hospitals after the flash flood and landslides rummaged through tents and community kitchens on Friday afternoon.

According to an Army official, mountain rescue teams and lookout patrols with high-tech equipment and sniffer dogs have been deployed for the search and rescue operation.

"Air rescue operations started Saturday morning and six pilgrims were evacuated by Army helicopters. The military medical teams are receiving patients and casualties at the Nilagrar helipad for onward evacuation," an official said.

An Mi-17 chopper of the BSF's air wing has been pressed into service. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has also deployed advanced light helicopters for rescue operations.

A Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson in Delhi said, "Sixteen bodies have been shifted to Baltal." The ITBP has expanded its route opening and protection parties from the lower part of the holy cave up to Panjtarni, a spokesperson of the force said.(PTI)

Rainfall remains on the forecast for Delhi from July 11 to 14. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

After IMD’s red alert, Mumbai sees a dry Friday  

The IMD, in its district forecast, withdrew the red alert issued for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, as these districts witnessed very light rainfall throughout Friday. In the nine hours ending at 5.30 pm, IMD’s Santacruz and Colaba observatories recorded 1.4 mm rainfall each.

 

Red alert for coastal Karnataka; Bengaluru to remain chilly for next five days 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red alert for the coastal Karnataka districts of Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada till Saturday, with high waves in the range of 3.5-4.2 metres predicted till 11.30pm from Mangaluru to Karwar.

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First published on: 09-07-2022 at 09:18:04 am
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