Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: As the water level in Yamuna river breached the danger mark, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has urged the people living in low-lying areas and nearby the banks of the river to move to temporary shelters put up by the administration. Haryana has released a record 8.28 lakh cusecs water in the Yamuna on Sunday, he said. “This water is likely to reach Delhi by Monday evening and the danger mark in the Yamuna at 207.32 meters is likely to be breached,” he said.
More bodies have been recovered in Uttarakhand on Monday taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the state to over 15. Of them, 10 died due to the cloudbursts in the state’s Uttarkashi district alone where a number of people are still missing. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in various parts of the state on Monday prompting the district administration to order the government schools and anganwadi kendras in nine out of the 13 districts to remain closed.
The Met Department also said heavy rainfall will continue till Monday evening over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh due to the strong interaction between the prevailing low-pressure system and the incoming westerlies. A ‘medium’ flood alert has been issued in 250 villages of eight districts of Punjab with the situation being grim in districts along Sutlej river in which 2.40 lakh cusecs water was released Sunday from Ropar Headworks.