Weather forecast: A low-pressure area is likely to build over coastal Odisha and neighbouring regions due to a cyclonic circulation which currently lies off the Odisha-West Bengal coast, IMD said in its latest bulletin. The state is expected to receive heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms at many places. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.
Meanwhile, Delhi woke up to a cloudy Sunday morning, with the minimum temperature settling at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. According to the MeT department, there is a possibility of light rains later in the day.
Heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, south Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat region, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana, coastal Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Tamilnadu and Kerala
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Cloudy Sunday, light rains in Delhi
Delhiites witnessed a cloudy Sunday with light showers in the evening as the minimum temperature settled at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal.
Till 5:30 pm, 2.4 mm rainfall was recorded in Delhi and the humidity level oscillated between 97 to 60 per cent.
Train delayed due to rain
Train No. 12193 Yesvantpur Jn. - Jabalpur Express has been rescheduled to leave at 10.15 pm instead of 3.50 pm on August 25, due to late running of pairing train.
Train No. 12193 Yesvantpur Jn. - Jabalpur Express has been rescheduled to leave at 10.15 pm instead of 3.50 pm on August 25, due to late running of pairing train. @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/qMyajEgZdX— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 25, 2019
Rains likely over coastal Karnataka
Rainfall very likely at most places over coastal Karnataka and at many places over north interior Karnataka and south interior Karnataka, IMD said. Warning for next 24 hours: Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places over all three districts of coastal Karnataka.
Punjab floods: NDRF rescue 94 animals, locals too pitch in
In the flood-hit village Mundi Choliyan of Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Saturday around 8.30 am, a cow lay unconscious near the Sutlej banks. Breathing short with signs of fever, she couldn’t have survived. Soon a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) led by team commander Chhering Gonbo, after noticing the cow, served her water and medicines. A vet was called and a few hours later, her breathing became normal. She was doing much better by 2 pm.
At a time when the focus of administration, volunteers and other rescue teams is primarily on saving human lives, humanity and compassion can be seen winning in flood-hit districts of Punjab where the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are also saving voiceless creatures. Even the common people are reaching flood-hit villages with trucks filled with green and dry fodder and water for cows and buffaloes which are bearing the brunt of floods equally along with their human owners. Read more
Punjab floods: Deepest breach in Sutlej near Ludhiana village repaired
Forty-five-foot-deep and 175-ft-wide breach occurred due to floods on the banks of Sutlej river close to Bholewal Qadim village in Ludhiana was repaired on Saturday evening. The breach, which occurred on Monday night, resulted in the flooding of one temple, fields and roads.
The breach had occurred after 2.4 lakh cusec water was released from Bhakra. In a distance of 6 km, a total of 10 breaches occurred on the banks of Sutlej out of which one was in Ludhiana and the rest in Phillaur area.
Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Sarkaria made a third visit to Bholewal Qadim village on Saturday morning. “Workers of MGNREGA and local residents have plugged the breach which was very deep. Breach at Garhi Fazal village in Mattewara complex has already been plugged,” he said. Read More
Maharashtra: 17 districts still rain-deficit
Cases of Dengue are being reported in the aftermath of rains across few pockets in Goa, with a hospital in Vasco reporting seven cases this week. According to local reports from south taluka, the number of dengue cases since August seems to be on the rise at Canacona, bordering Karnataka.
The officials in both the talukas are looking to fogging to ensure it doesn’t spread further. In the last fifteen days, Goa has seen incessant rains with water still accumulated in various places. Municipal Chairman Nandadeep told reporters that the municipal authorities have begun work to ensure the water pockets are identified and also fogging is done on priority basis in southern suburbs of Goa.
The officials have cited the accumulation of water too as the reason along with stretches where the village still suffers from open defecation. Read more