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Weather Today LIVE Updates: Unfortunate that several districts of MP are facing flood, says PM Modi

Weather Today LIVE Updates: "Lives & livelihood of several people affected. Govt of India & entire nation stands with Madhya Pradesh in these times of crisis," Modi said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 7, 2021 2:39:46 pm
A man carries an umbrella as he walks on a waterlogged road during heavy rain in New Delhi, Thursday, July 29, 2021. (PTI)

Weather Today LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said it is unfortunate that several districts of Madhya Pradesh are facing rain and flood, news agency ANI reported.

The prime minister said this while interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in MP today. “Lives & livelihood of several people affected. Govt of India & entire nation stands with Madhya Pradesh in these times of crisis,” he said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday said that 8,832 people have been rescued from the flood-affected parts of the state, while 29,280 others have been shifted to safer places from these areas till date.

State officials earlier said that Gwalior and Chambal divisions in north Madhya Pradesh have been hit hard by rains over the last few days and at least 12 persons have died so far.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the Southwest Monsoon will remain active over east, northeast and central India regions with widespread heavy rain likely to continue over Madhya Pradesh over the next one week.

Presently, a low-pressure system and its associated cyclonic circulation lies over north Madhya Pradesh, which will begin to weaken from Saturday. However, the cyclonic circulation will persist and cause widespread rain, especially over western Madhya Pradesh, adjoining east Rajasthan and north Uttar Pradesh over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast.

Between July 29 and August 4, central India, especially Madhya Pradesh, had come under the influence of a low-pressure system. In addition, the monsoonal wind convergence from both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal caused very heavy rain, leading to large-scale flooding.

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14:39 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla takes aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Rajasthan's Kota

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday took an aerial survey of flood-hit areas here even as the Army was roped in to lead rescue operations after several people were trapped inside their houses due to the deluge, officials said.

At least 140 people were rescued at various places in the Sangod area of the district and evacuated to safer places till 11 am on Saturday, Kota Collector Ujjawal Rathore said. He said the situation in Sangod is under control now.

Birla, who is an MP from Rajasthan's Bundi, took the aerial survey in a helicopter of the flood-affected areas in the morning, the officials said. The administration roped in the Army when the flood situation worsened on Friday night in Sangod town, they said.

At least 140 people, including around 30 girls and staff of a girls residential school in Hingi village were rescued by Saturday late morning, the officials said.

District Collector Rathore and Superintendent of Police, Kota (Rural), Sharad Choudhary rushed to the spot at midnight and monitored the rescue operation till Saturday morning.

Besides the Army, the SDRF, the NDRF and the district administration were helping in rescue efforts. (PTI)

14:35 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Delhi likely to receive rains today after dry spell for four days

Delhi is finally expected to receive rains on Saturday after most parts remained dry for the last four days.

The India Meteorological Department update at 10.15 am stated that moderate to heavy rainfall is likely to occur over parts of South, Southeast, East, Northeast and Central Delhi in the next two hours.

13:56 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Unfortunate that several districts of Madhya Pradesh are facing rain and flood: PM Modi

While interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said it is unfortunate that several districts of MP are facing rain and flood, news agency ANI reported.

"Lives & livelihood of several people affected. Govt of India &entire nation stands with Madhya Pradesh in these times of crisis," he said.

Modi said MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his entire team are carrying out rescue and relief operations. "Be it NDRF, Central forces, or Air Force, all facilities are being provided to the State Govt for help in this situation," he added.

12:35 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Light rain, cloudy Saturday over Pune: IMD

Pune city on Saturday will experience cloudy sky conditions and widespread light rainfall. The city did not receive any significant rain during the last 24 hours.

There are no active monsoon weather systems over Maharashtra, as a result of which the rainfall over the state will remain subdued till early next week.

12:07 (IST)07 Aug 2021
8,832 rescued, 29,280 shifted from flood-hit areas in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday said that 8,832 people have been rescued from the flood-affected parts of the state, while 29,280 others have been shifted to safer places from these areas so far.

State officials earlier said that Gwalior and Chambal divisions in north Madhya Pradesh have been hit hard by rains over the last few days and at least 12 persons have died so far. 

In a series of tweets, the chief minister said that about 40 people were rescued from three flood-hit districts of the state on Saturday morning.

"I took a stock of the flood situation and the ongoing rescue operation this morning in Guna, Ashoknagar, Vidisha districts. Rescue operation of IAF resumed this morning. The teams of SDRF and NDRF are also working since night to rescue the people trapped in villages," Chouhan tweeted.

He said that during the rescue operations carried out using helicopters, 15 persons each were rescued from Barri and Sirsora villages of flood hit Ashok Nagar district on Saturday morning. 

11:54 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Rain lashes parts of Delhi

Rain lashed parts of the national capital on Saturday. Here is a video of the visuals from Janpath, Tolstoy Road.

10:57 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Bihar: Water level in river Ganga rises due to incessant rain

The water level of Ganga Rriver continued to rise above the danger level due to incessant rainfall, news agency ANI reported.

"We are facing problems in doing pooja. People are quite distressed. There is a lot of filthy water here as well," a local said.

Below is a video of the visuals from Patna's Krishna Ghat.

10:28 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Moderate to heavy rain likely in Delhi-NCR and parts of UP in next 2 hours: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Saturday said thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over South, Southeast, East, Northeast, Central Delhi, Greater Noida, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Meerut, Modinagar, Hapur, Shamli, Sohana, Laxmangarh and adjoining areas during next 2 hours.

10:22 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Rajasthan: No respite for Hadoti yet as heavy rainfall to continue

Already reeling under heavy rainfall, there is no respite yet for Hadoti region with the Meteorological department issuing a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall in Jhalawar and Baran districts, even as a 15-year-old boy died as a wall of his house collapsed on him Jhalawar district on Friday.

Jaipur Met office director Radhey Shyam Sharma said that Jhalawar, Baran, and Kota have recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours and parts of Jhalawar and Baran will again witness very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.

14:28 (IST)06 Aug 2021
15-year-old boy killed in wall collapse in Jhalawar; dozens of villages flooded

A 15-year-old boy died as a wall of his house collapsed on him in a village in Jhalawar district on Friday following incessant rainfall over the past few days, police said.

Khanpur, Sarola and Asnawar areas of Jhalawar were already facing a flood-like situation due to the rainfall over the last six days but the situation worsened on Friday morning as two dams released over 1.5 lakh cusec of water.

The Kalisindh dam opened 10 gates at 11 am, releasing nearly 1,18,000 cusec of water, assistant engineer Surendra Dhakad said. More gates are likely to be opened later in the day as the water level in the dam is rising, he added. (PTI)

13:35 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Heavy rain batters Kolkata, leaves parts of city waterlogged
Rescue boats had to be deployed in the waterlogged areas of Amta in West Bengal on Friday. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)


Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Bengal, including Kolkata, on Friday morning, leaving several parts of the city waterlogged. The weather department had already predicted this intense spell of thunderstorm and rain two days ago.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall will occur over Kolkata and suburban areas,” a statement by the Met department read. Rain led to traffic congestion in the city during office hours as many roads remained submerged. 

As per the meteorological department, moderate rains are expected in different districts of South Bengal today. However, the cyclonic system has shifted towards Bangladesh, the Alipore Meteorological Department said. There is a possibility of heavy rains in North Bengal from Monday, the weather department added. Read the full report here. 

13:31 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Maha: 26 container homes to provide temporary accommodation to Taliye landslide victims

The district administration of Raigad in Maharashtra has received 26 container houses to provide temporary accommodation to the residents of Taliye village, which were affected by a devastating landslide last month, an official said on Friday. The village, located in Mahad tehsil, had witnessed the deadliest landslide on July 22 following heavy rains, flattening several houses there. The incident had claimed the lives of 84 persons. While 53 bodies had been recovered from the site, 31 missing persons were declared dead later. (PTI)

10:06 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Humid morning in Delhi; minimum temperature 26.7 deg C

Delhiites woke up to a humid Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 26.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The relative humidity at 8.30 am was 84 per cent.

The weatherman predicted generally cloudy skies with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers at isolated places during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius. The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 35.3 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 26.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday. (PTI)

10:03 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Low-lying areas in Prayagraj inundated due to rise in water-level in Ganga and Yamuna rivers
Low-lying areas in Prayagraj were inundated due to a rise in water-level in Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Local Administration are on high alert, ANI reported. 
 

People hold umbrellas as it rains in Mumbai, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (PTI)

IMD expects Low Pressure Area over Madhya Pradesh to weaken during the time period of August 5 - August 7. Chances of torrential rain is possible over Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya for next five days. There will be a gradual shifting of monsoon trough to the foothills of the Himalayas by 10th August.

Rainfall in Northwest India will reduce from Thursday onwards. On the other hand, rainfall activity will gradually increase over Himalayas and adjoining areas of northern plains and northeastern states from August 10 onwards.

India Meteorological Department stated, "Reduced rainfall activity likely to continue over Peninsular India and adjoining east Central India (except Odisha), Maharashtra and Gujarat state during next 4-5 days."

Widespread rainfall along with heavy spell of rainfall are very likely to take place over West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand on Thursday.

Heavy rains destroyed Gwalior-Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh. Casualties have occurred with two dead, several bridges damaged and many injured.

An air operation to rescue people was initiated in flood-hit Bhind district and Karera in Shivpuri district, according to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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