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Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Six killed as houses collapse in MP after heavy rains; extensive waterlogging in Delhi

Weather forecast Today Highlights: Current spell of fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity very likely to continue over rest parts of North India with isolated heavy falls over Punjab

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 2, 2021 8:55:12 am
Light rain in Delhi NCRCommuters wade through waterlogged Ring Road in New Delhi, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Weather forecast Today Highlights: Six people were killed and four others injured in two incidents of house collapse due to heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa and Singrauli districts on Sunday, PTI reported. In Rewa, a 35-year-old man, his 60-year-old mother and two daughters, aged 7 and 8 years, were killed when their mud house collapsed in the morning, police officials said.  Rewa Collector Ilayaraja T said the incident took place in Ghuchiyari Bahera village under Garh police station area, about 50 km from the district headquarters. Another minor daughter of the man received injuries and she was admitted to Gangev Hospital, he said.

Meanwhile, as rains continued to lash Delhi, extensive waterlogging and traffic snarls were reported at several places in the city on Sunday. The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for Delhi, recorded 28.2 mm rainfall, while the Ridge station registered 28.6 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Saturday to 8.30 am on Sunday, officials said.

According to the Public Works Department, Yamuna Bazar, Khanpur, Rohtak Road, Lodhi Road, Azadpur underpass, Zakhira underpass, Shakti Nagar underpass, Kirari, Sagarpur, among others witnessed severe waterlogging. PWD officials said nearly 20-30 waterlogging complaints were received in the morning. The officials said the workers are on the ground and waterlogging-related complaints are being attended on priority.

Today, the MET department has predicted widespread heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana . Current spell of fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity very likely to continue over rest parts of North India with isolated heavy falls over Punjab. Heavy showers in eastern Rajasthan inundated roads and washed out rail tracks in Jodhpur division and light to moderate rains drenched the neighbouring states even as intense rainfall activity has been predicted for the next few days in parts of north and central India.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rain is very likely over west Uttar Pradesh between August 1 and 2.

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Moderate rains in Delhi today, waterlogging, traffic expected; UP, MP, Rajasthan to see heavy downpour. Follow this space for the latest updates.

22:39 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Parts of Punjab, Haryana witness rainfall

Some parts of Haryana and Punjab witnessed rainfall on Sunday, the MeT Department said. Hisar, Karnal and Rohtak in Haryana, and Patiala in Punjab received 22 mm, 32 mm, 0.4 mm and 7 mm rain, respectively.

According to the weather office, Ambala in Haryana recorded a maximum temperature of 32.9 degrees Celsius, while Hisar registered a high of 32.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in Rohtak settled at 31.7 degrees Celsius while Bhiwani also registered a high of 31.7 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

22:10 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Light to moderate rainfall in parts of UP

Light to moderate rains occurred at many places in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, while very heavy rainfall was recorded at isolated places over eastern part of the state. Rainfall was recorded in Sonbhadra, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Moradabad, Mahoba and Pratapgarh, the MeT Department said. Banda was the hottest place in the state, where mercury touched 36.2 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

21:14 (IST)01 Aug 2021
MP rains: Rewa, Satna bear the brunt, people moved to safety in some areas

Some 300 people from Tyonthar area of Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh had to be moved to safety on Sunday after incessant rains caused flooding, officials said.

Rewa Superintendent of Police Rakesh Singh confirmed the development and said water had started receding in some places after the rains stopped for some time.

In Satna district, one man was missing and another rescued while crossing a bridge over a water body in a tractor amid heavy rains in Patora village under Kotar police station limits, Superintendent of Police Dharmveer Singh told PTI.

Vijay Parihar (18) had been rescued while Atul Mishra (23) was missing, he informed.

The SP said a road connecting Birsinghpur in Satna to Semaria in Rewa had to be shut for traffic after water from Mau river started flowing above the bridges in the vicinity.

Sub-inspector Raj Singh Rawat of Bhopal-based MP Police state situation room said a village in Chitrakoot in Satna district was flooded and evacuation work was underway. As at 7:40pm, no loss of life had been reported from any part of the state due to the rains, Sub Inspector Rawat said. (PTI)

21:12 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Maharashtra: Satara, Parbhani districts received 70% above normal rainfall till July 31

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that Satara and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra have received 70 per cent more rainfall than normal till July 31 this year. However, Nandurbar district in north Maharashtra has recorded less than average rainfall till now, H S Hosalikar, senior scientist at the IMD, Pune, said in a tweet.

Satara district, which is located in western Maharashtra, recently witnessed torrential rains that led to landslides at multiple locations, in which several persons died. Meanwhile, the IMD predicted that light to moderate spells of rain are likely at isolated places in Goa with winds of 40 km per hour. (PTI)

20:13 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Scenes from Delhi as streets left waterlogged after rain

Scenes from around Delhi as streets are left waterlogged after heavy rains

20:09 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Heavy rainfall in many parts of Rajasthan

Normal life was hit in many parts of Rajasthan due to heavy rains which inundated several low-lying areas of the state.

The Meteorological Department issued a 'red alert', warning of torrential rains in some parts of the state on Monday.

It said 240 mm rainfall, the highest in the state, was recorded at Makrana in Nagaur from Saturday to Sunday morning, while Hurda in Bhilwara recorded 215 mm rains.

Many other areas in Nagaur, Tonk, Jaipur, Bhilwara and Ajmer also recorded heavy to very heavy rains during this period.

Sawaimadhopur, Vanasthali (Tonk), Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Kota and Dabok also recorded 38 mm, 27 mm, 23 mm, 16.2 mm, 7 mm and 6.2 mm rains till Sunday evening, according to the weather department.

18:29 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Karnataka floods: CM Bommai requests Amit Shah to send central team to assess damage

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Sunday said he has requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah to designate a central team to assess damages inflicted by the floods in at least 13 districts in the state so far.

“I have written to the (Union) Home Minister to send a central team to Karnataka to assess the damages caused by the floods for the last few days,” Bommai said after reviewing the situation across the state on Sunday.

After a meeting held with senior officials from across areas affected by the floods, Bommai said, “While 466 villages have been affected so far, 13 people have died and one person is missing,” he announced. Read full report here

18:20 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Raigad landslide: Plan to resettle families ready, says Maharashtra minister

A plan to resettle 60 families affected by the devastating July 22 landslide in Taliye in Raigad's Mahad taluka. which killed over 80, is ready, Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde said on Sunday.

Shinde, who is leading a team from Thane district for relief work following several rain-related incidents in the area, also said Rs 50 lakh would be given for the repair of the Mahad sessions court building where flood water entered. (PTI)

18:17 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Heavy rains predicted in MP; IMD issues 'red alert' for 10 districts

The India Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a 'red alert' for 10 districts in Madhya Pradesh, forecasting very heavy to extremely heavy rains over the next 24 hours.

Showers ranging from 115.6 mm to 204.5 mm or above along with thunderstorms and lightning are very likely at isolated places in Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Neemuch and Mandsaur, said P K Saha, senior meteorologist at the IMD's Bhopal office.

The IMD also sounded an 'orange alert' for heavy to very heavy showers till Monday morning in 16 other districts - Bhopal, Rewa, Sidhi, Satna, Singrauli, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Panna, Tikamgarh, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Vidisha, Agar-Malwa.

Saha said isolated places in these districts could receive rainfall in the range of 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm along with thunderstorm and lightning. (PTI)

18:16 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Rainfall 7% below normal in July: IMD

After its vigorous revival in the first week of July that saw floods, cloudburst and landslides in several parts of the country, the Southwest Monsoon ended with a seven per cent deficit for the month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

The rainfall in July was minus seven per cent which comes to around 93 per cent of the Long Period Average, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.

Rainfall in the range of 96-104 is normal whereas precipitation in the range of 90-96 is classified as below normal. July recorded extremely heavy rainfall over coastal and central Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka.

Several towns and cities in Maharashtra were deluged to very heavy rainfall which resulted in catastrophic events like landslides claiming scores of lives and damaging property. The north Indian states -- Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh -- also saw cloudburst events that claimed several lives. (PTI)

18:09 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Heatwave, unusually late monsoon and record rains -- Delhi saw meteorologically peculiar July

July was meteorologically peculiar for Delhi as it witnessed five heatwave days, the maximum since 2012, an unusual two-week-delayed monsoon, and rainfall that broke records of nearly two decades.

The month started with the national capital recording three heatwave days on the trot -- July 1, July 2 and July 3. The mean maximum temperature for July was 36.5 degrees Celsius against the long-period average of 35.5 degrees Celsius.

The weather office had a hard time accurately predicting when the monsoon would reach the capital and came under sharp criticism when the wind system repetitively gave Delhi a miss despite favourable conditions.

Despite the monsoon embracing Delhi only on July 13, making it the most-delayed in 19 years, the capital recorded 16 rainy days in the month, the maximum in the last four years. Three rainy days were recorded before the monsoon reached the city, according to India Meteorological Department data. (PTI)

16:12 (IST)01 Aug 2021
2 houses collapse in MP after heavy rains; 6 killed, 4 injured

Six people were killed and four others injured in two incidents of house collapse due to heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa and Singrauli districts on Sunday, officials said. In Rewa, a 35-year-old man, his 60-year-old mother and two daughters, aged 7 and 8 years, were killed when their mud house collapsed in the morning, police officials said.

Rewa Collector Ilayaraja T said the incident took place in Ghuchiyari Bahera village under Garh police station area, about 50 km from the district headquarters. Another minor daughter of the man received injuries and she was admitted to Gangev Hospital, he said.

Eyewitnesses claimed the administration team could not reach the spot in time due to lack of a proper road connecting the village. A motorable road is about three km away from the village, they said. (PTI)

15:38 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Extensive waterlogging, traffic congestion in Delhi due to rains

As rains continued to lash Delhi, extensive waterlogging and traffic snarls were reported at several places in the city on Sunday. The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for Delhi, recorded 28.2 mm rainfall, while the Ridge station registered 28.6 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Saturday to 8.30 am on Sunday, officials said.

According to the Public Works Department, Yamuna Bazar, Khanpur, Rohtak Road, Lodhi Road, Azadpur underpass, Zakhira underpass, Shakti Nagar underpass, Kirari, Sagarpur, among others witnessed severe waterlogging. PWD officials said nearly 20-30 waterlogging complaints were received in the morning. The officials said the workers are on the ground and waterlogging-related complaints are being attended on priority.

Police said they received waterlogging-related complaints after 8 am from the underpass of Patparganj Road, located near Mother Dairy, Yamuna Vihar, Malka Ganj, near Tis Hazari and Kashmiri Gate metro stations, Chaudhary Fateh Singh Marg, Munirka and Nangloi, etc. A portion of a road caved in at Mangolpuri following downpour, affecting traffic movement in the area. (PTI)

15:13 (IST)01 Aug 2021
IMD predicts light rainfall in parts of Delhi

Light rain would occur over North-West Delhi, West Delhi, South-West Delhi, South Delhi, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Nuh (Haryana), states IMD.

15:10 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Water discharge from DVC dams floods streets, villages in parts of Bengal

Life has come to a screeching halt in parts of Paschim Medinipur and Howrah districts, where additional water discharge from Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dams followed by heavy rain has inundated streets and flooded villages.

At least 212 relief camps have been set up in Paschim Medinipur, offering shelter to over 12,000 people as water having breached embankments entered their homes, officials said. A local TMC office in Ghatal was washed away by a gushing stream of water, they said.

In Howrah, vast stretches of Udaynarayanpur and Amta, including medical facilities, lay submerged with the NDRF and the SDRF carrying out relief operations on war-footing. Several arterial roads including the Udayanarayanpur-Tarakeswar stretch have gone under water, virtually cutting off link between Howrah and Hooghly districts. (PTI)

14:13 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Fadnavis writes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray listing suggestions to tackle the flood situation

Maharashtra Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis wrote a letter Sunday to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recommending short and long-term measures to tackle the floods in the state.

Urging Thackeray to convene an all-party meeting to deliberate on the grave situation which has left lakhs of people devastated, Fadnavis listed certain recommendations based on his tour of the flood-hit areas.

The Opposition leader emphasised the need for a disaster management cell in the Konkan region which has borne the brunt of repeated natural calamities including cyclones and said, “A permanent Konkan Disaster Management Unit, which is adequately equipped with manpower, is must.” In the last one year, the coastal region has thrice been hit by cyclones or floods leaving people vulnerable.

14:10 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Rainfall at places in UP today

Light to moderate rain occurred at many places in Uttar Pradesh with Lakhimpur Kheri recording the highest maximum temperature of 35.5 degrees Celsius. Rainfall was recorded in Chitrakoot, Etawah, Etah, Auraiya, Firozabad, Sonbhadra, Agra and Lalitpur districts.

12:48 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Rainfall predicted in parts of Haryana today

The India Meteorological Department has predicted bouts of rainfall at isolated places in Haryana on Sunday. 

12:42 (IST)01 Aug 2021
Heavy downpour brings havoc to Rajasthan, several roads inundated

On Saturday,widespread rainfall was recorded in eastern parts of Rajasthan inundating roads in many places and washing out railway tracks Gudha and Govindi Marwar station in Jodhpur division.

A few places in Nagaur, Baran, Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Sikar,  Alwar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts have recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall till Saturday morning. A maximum of 304 mm rainfall was recorded in Baran, followed by Niwai in Tonk where 192 mm of rains were recorded. 

Several roads were inundated in Jaipur, Dausa, Tonk, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Dholpur and Baran.

12:16 (IST)01 Aug 2021
☔Widespread rainfall activity over Punjab, HP, Haryana, U'khand

The Current spell of fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity will continue over rest parts of North India with isolated heavy falls over Punjab on Sunday, Himachal Pradesh during the next 48 hours and Uttrakhand and Haryana during the next 3 days.

Is India ready to meet extreme weather challenge? IMD D-G Mrutyunjay Mohapatra explains

The heavy rain in Maharashtra over the last few days, which has claimed close to 200 lives, has reinforced a recent trend in India. Starting with the Uttarakhand disaster of 2013, there has been an extreme rainfall event every year. This has resulted in floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and several other parts of the country.

The increase in frequency, and intensity, of such extreme events is considered to be an impact of changing climate patterns — across the globe as well as over the Indian region.

The rapid rise in the number of extreme weather events, mostly induced by way of climate change, has underlined the need and importance of timely and accurate forecasts for a variety of weather phenomena. In the last few years, there has been tremendous improvement in prediction of cyclones and heat waves, due to which thousands of lives have been saved. But effective forecast of events such as cloudburst, or urban flooding, remain a challenge.

Climate change introduces fresh uncertainties in weather forecasting.

 

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