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Weather Forecast Today: 7 killed in rain, landslides in Assam, toll rises to 33; parts of North India sees showers

Weather forecast Today update: The weather in north India will predominantly be sultry, while monsoon rains are likely in other parts of the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2020 8:52:55 pm
Villagers hold umbrellas and walk in the rain in Morigaon district of Assam (AP)

Weather forecast Today update: Seven people died in floods and landslides across Assam, raising the death toll to 33, PTI cited the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA) report and nearly 15 lakh people in 21 of the 33 districts were affected by the deluge.

Three people lost their lives in Barpeta district, while one person each died in Dhubri, Nagaon, Nalbari and Cachar districts, it said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall along the Konkan coast. Heavy downpour is also expected in multiple places across East Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Maharashtra & parts of Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya. A cyclonic circulation over North Chattisgarh can also bring down temperatures in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh.

Parts of West Rajasthan, meanwhile, will experience a heatwave.

The weather in north India will predominantly be sultry, while monsoon rains are likely in other parts of the country.

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation that lies over south Gujarat and over East Uttar Pradesh, widespread rainfall and isolated heavy showers have been predicted in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh an East Uttar Pradesh during the next two days. Meanwhile, Goa, Konkan and Maharashtra will likely see heavy to extremely heavy showers on July 3 and 4, the IMD stated in its daily weather bulletin.

As for the north East part of the country and Gujarat, the next five days may witness heavy rainfall.

Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is very likely at isolated places over West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan, Goa, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, and Karnataka.

And the flood situation continued to be grim in Assam, where three more people died due to the deluge, pushing the toll to 25, news agency PTI reported. Floodwaters, however, receded from Udalguri and Kamrup (Metro), but continued to submerge 23 other districts, including Dhemaji, South Salmara, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin.

The floods have inundated much of the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon, and Orang National Park in Mangaldoi. Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts, and many other infrastructures have been damaged at various places in the state.

On Tuesday, most places in India recorded their maximum temperatures between 36 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius.

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