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Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Heavy rains predicted in Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim

Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Downpour is also likely to continue over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand over the next two days.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 14, 2021 1:14:56 pm
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Weather forecast Today Live Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the parts of Northeast India including West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya today. Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are likely to continue over East Uttar Pradesh & Bihar over the next two days, the department said.

IMD also said that a cyclonic circulation will likely form over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal around August 15, and a subsequent formation of a Low Pressure Area will be seen during the next 48 hours. This will result in fairly widespread rainfall activity over Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha, and Chhattisgarh.

Meanwhile, Kolkata woke up to heavy rainfall on Thursday, while neighbouring districts also experienced moderate showers along with scattered, intense spells in some areas. According to the Meteorological Department, the state capital is likely to receive enhanced rainfall into the weekend, while other parts of the state might experience occasional and intense spells of showers.

The IMD also said that scattered to Fairly widespread rainfall are very likely over the Western Himalayan Region during next 5 days.

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Widespread rain likely to continue over northeast, West Bengal and Sikkim, says IMD; river Ganga flowing above danger mark, death toll in Kinnaur landslide rises to 15; Follow this space for the latest updates. Also follow Kinnaur landslide updates

13:30 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Landslide near Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: A landslide occurred near Nalda village of Lahaul and Spiti district, affecting the flow of Chenab river. No loss of life or property reported so far.

#WATCH | Himachal Pradesh: A landslide occurred near Nalda village of Lahaul and Spiti district, affecting the flow of Chenab river. No loss of life or property reported so far. pic.twitter.com/5ZDZWXC0s1— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2021

12:50 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Temperatures drop, cooler and cloudy day over Pune on Friday

Temperatures over Pune city marginally dropped and a relatively cooler day is predicted over the city on Friday.

The maximum temperature on the day would be around 29 degrees and the recorded minimum temperature was 19.5 degrees Celsius. The day will remain partly cloudy mainly towards the afternoon hours with possibility of light intensity rainfall, as forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune.

The relative humidity levels recorded on the day ranged between 88 and 93 per cent.

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12:32 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Warm weather to persist over Delhi for the next seven days: IMD

With rainfall eluding Delhi, warm weather is set to persist over the national capital for the next seven days.

Partly cloudy skies and a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius are expected on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. The minimum temperature is likely to be 27 degrees Celsius. Over the upcoming week, the maximum temperature is likely to range from 35 to 37 degrees Celsius.

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11:51 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Landslide near the Joshimath-Badrinath National Highway, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand: A landslide occurred near the motorway, close to Joshimath-Badrinath National Highway, that connects Thaing village in Chamoli district. Visual from last evening. (ANI) 

09:50 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Heavy rainfall likely in Assam, Meghalaya

The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has predicted extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya. The department has predicted rainfall over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and heavy rainfall at isolated places  Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura today. 

09:35 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Kinnaur landslide: Search operations resumed at 4 am today, 2 more bodies recovered

Search and rescue operations resumed at 4 am today after it was halted yesterday due to shooting stones. Two more bodies retrieved from the rubbles this morning. A total of 15 bodies recovered by the search and rescue operations till now.

09:01 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Army official dies after auto gets struck by landslide in Siliguri
An Army official succumbed to his injuries in Siliguri yesterday after a landslide struck an auto-rickshaw near Sevoke Kali Bari on NH-31. Auto driver and another Army personnel were injured in the incident. (ANI) 
08:44 (IST)13 Aug 2021
Rain continues to lash Kolkata, brace for more

Kolkata woke up to heavy rainfall on Thursday, while neighbouring districts also experienced moderate showers along with scattered, intense spells in some areas.

According to the Meteorological Department, the state capital is likely to receive enhanced rainfall into the weekend, while other parts of the state might experience occasional and intense spells of showers.

The Met office said the monsoon trough, while heading further northeast into Arunachal Pradesh after passing through Amritsar, Patiala, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Patna and Cooch Behar, will pick up more moisture from the Bay of Bengal between August 12 and 15, bringing more rain to the state.

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14:29 (IST)12 Aug 2021
More than 1200 villages in Uttar Pradesh hit by floods, rescue efforts underway

Over five lakh people in 1,243 villages of Uttar Pradesh have been affected with floods, and relief and rescue teams have been deployed to assist the people, officials said on Wednesday.

In the past 24 hours, an average of 13.1 mm rainfall was recorded in the state which is 154 per cent more than normal. 

"Eleven districts including Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Basti, Gonda, Sultanpur, Shrawasti, Lucknow, Raebareli and Fatehpur received rainfall of over 25 mm or more in the past 24 hours," they said.

A report from the Relief Commissioner office said a 'population of 5,46,049 in 1,243 villages in 23 districts is affected by floods'.

According to the reports of the Irrigation department, River Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Budaun, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia while Yamuna river is above the red mark in Auraiya, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda and Prayagraj. (PTI)

14:23 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Kinnaur landslide: President Ram Nath Kovind speaks to Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Arlekar and CM Jairam Thakur

President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Arlekar and CM Jairam Thakur on Kinnaur landslide incident on Wednesday.

"I was told that all steps are being taken to bring the affected people to safety. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and I wish speedy recovery of the injured," he said in a tweet.

13:11 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Himachal Pradesh: CM Jai Ram Thakur visits landslide site in Kinnaur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Thursday visited the site of the landslide in Kinnaur district, news agency ANI reported.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at the site of the landslide in Kinnaur district. (ANI)
12:34 (IST)12 Aug 2021
West Bengal: Landslide on National Highway 10 near Sevoke, Siliguri

A landslide occured on National Highway 10 near SNT Dhara in Sevoke, Siliguri after overnight rainfall, news agency ANI reported. Traffic movement has been affected and restoration work is underway.

12:15 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Kinnaur landslide: Rescue operations halted for a while

Rescue and search operations at the Kinnaur district landslide area have been put on a hold for the last 1 hour due to shooting stones coming from uphill.

A total of 13 dead bodies have been retrieved since yesterday. Teams are waiting for shooting stones to stop to resume the search and rescue operations.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur conducted an aerial survey of the landslide-hit area today, news agency ANI reported.

11:23 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Pune to experience cloudy sky conditions: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast partly cloudy sky conditions and light intensity rainfall over Pune on Thursday.

The maximum temperature on the day would be around 30 degrees and the recorded minimum temperature was 20.7 degrees Celsius.

11:08 (IST)12 Aug 2021
Till monsoon revival next week, Maharashtra to receive light to moderate rain

The ongoing dry monsoon spell over Maharashtra is set to end this week as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that rainfall will improve from August 16.

In a slow revival in the run-up to next week, light to moderate-intensity rain is likely all over Konkan and similar intensity rain at isolated or some places is forecast for regions of Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha till Sunday.

So far this season, the state has recorded 701 mm of rain, which was 7 per cent above normal. Meteorological subdivisions have all recorded normal and fairly well-distributed rainfall — Konkan – 20 per cent, Madhya Maharashtra – 9 per cent, Marathwada – 12 per cent and Vidarbha – minus 12 per cent (till August 11).

Four more bodies were recovered Thursday before falling boulders and rocks forced the rescuers to suspend the search operations for victims of the landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district. The fresh recoveries took the toll to 14 while 16 people are still missing, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the state Assembly after visiting the landslide site near Chaura village on the National Highway 5 in the Nigulsari of Nichar tehsil.

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, which, along with other vehicles, was buried under the debris after the landslide, has been found in a badly damaged condition, State Disaster Management Director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said. However, a Bolero car still could not be traced, he added. The HRTC bus was on its way from Reckong Peo to Haridwar via Shimla when it was hit by boulders after the landslide around Wednesday noon near Chaura village on national highway-5 in Nigulsari area of Nichar tehsil.

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