Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The Ferozepur district administration in Punjab has been put on high alert after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of the Sutlej river was washed away on Sunday following the release of water by Pakistan into the Indian territory. Precautionary deployment of the NDRF and the Army teams has been made in view of the flood threat which looms large in some villages.
Rain-soaked Odisha is set to receive more rain over the next few days with a new low-pressure area likely to form over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD said. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea. Meanwhile, light to moderate rain with thundershowers at a few places in Haryana and at isolated places in Punjab is also expected over the next four days.
On Sunday, Delhi woke up to a cloudy morning with the minimum temperature settling at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. According to IMD, rains or thundershowers were recorded at most places over Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Goa, West Bengal, Karnataka and Kerala.
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Light to heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh
The meteorological department said that rain and thundershowers are very likely to occur at a few places over eastern and western Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
Water surge in creek flowing in from Pak erodes Sutlej embankment
As of now, Sutlej has 57,000 cusecs water, which is less than the danger mark. This is the reason that authorities have pointed a direct finger at Pakistan for releasing more water in Kasur Nallah. Kasur district of Pakistan is located at a distance of about 17 km from Hussainiwala border of Ferozepur and they have over 300 units of leather industry which often release water in Sutlej river.
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