Weather Updates Today: Light to moderate rains along with thundershowers occurred at a few places over Uttar Pradesh with heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places during the past 24 hours, the MeT office said here on Friday. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning occurred at isolated places, they said.
According to the Central Water Commission, major rivers, including the Ganga, Sharda, Ghaghra, Rapti, were in spate flowing close to the red-mark or crossing it at some places.
The chief amount of rainfall recorded in cm include Birdghat(Gorakhpur), Gunnaur (Sambhal) 16; Sultanpur, Puranpur (Pilibhit), Narora( Bulandsahar) 7 each; Bhatpurwaghat(Sitapur) 6; Bijnore 5; Kakrahi (Sidhharthnagar), Moradabad, Mawana (Meerut) 4 each.
The highest temperature over the state was recorded at Etawah at 38 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department (MeT) forecast that rains and thundershowers are very likely at many places and warned that moderate to severe thunderstorm accompanied with lightning was very likely at isolated places over the state on Saturday.
Kerala and Mahe are set to experience very heavy showers on Friday and Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Due to the convergence of strong lower level winds on the west coast, this widespread rainfall is set to continue till August 3.
On Friday, heavy rainfall is also likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and parts of Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
North Bengal is set to experience heavy showers from today till Sunday morning.
The national capital region on Thursday experienced sultry weather with humidity levels rising up to 91 per cent. The capital’s maximum temperature settled 3 notches below the season’s average at 31.5 degrees Celsius.
Haryana and Punjab witnessed rain lashes on Thursday night after the monsoon remained subdued in these states for the last week.
The severity of floods in Assam further improved as the number of people affected dropped to 12 lakh in 22 districts, news agency PTI reported. One more fatality was reported Thursday taking the toll to 108. At present, 1,339 villages are under water and 82,169.99 hectares of crop area have been damaged, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
The rise in water levels of rivers originating from Nepal has widened the radius of Bihar floods. There was no fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, however, the number of affected districts reached 14 after previously unaffected districts of Madhubani and Siwan experienced flooding. The number of people affected is 39.63 lakh.
Due to strong winds reaching 45-55 kmph, the weather department has warned fishermen to not venture off the coasts of Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep area.
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