Weather forecast Today India highlights: The MeT department on Thursday has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in several areas of North Bengal, including Alipurduar, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. Heavy to very heavy widespread rain at isolated places is likely in Bihar and adjoining areas of northern Uttar Pradesh in the next 24 hours, the IMD forecast.
“The seasonal trough across the northern plains is likely to shift further northwards during the next 24 hours. As a consequence, widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places are likely over Bihar and adjoining areas of northeast Uttar Pradesh during July 12 13,” the latest bulletin issued by the agency states.
Meanwhile, a landslide caused by continuous rainfall killed two girls in Namstering in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Incessant rainfall for the past five days has also triggered flash floods and landslides in several places in Meghalaya, causing damage to infrastructure and crippling normal life.
IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Read highlights on weather forecast on Friday.
Heavy rainfall in Assam
Four trains have been cancelled/short-terminated as railway tracks between Jatinga Lumpur – New Harangajao station in Lumding–Badarpur hill section under Lumding division of Northern Frontier Railway, have been affected due to heavy rainfall in the area.
Guwahati: 4 trains have been cancelled/short terminated as railway tracks between Jatinga Lumpur – New Harangajao station in Lumding–Badarpur hill section under Lumding division of Northern Frontier Railway, have been affected due to heavy rainfall in the area. #Assam— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2019
Two school students killed in landslides in Arunachal Pradesh
Two students were buried alive and two others injured after a boundary wall of a school hostel collapsed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district due to landslides triggered by incessant downpour, news agency PTI reported.
With the state capital witnessing landslips, mudslides and road blockades due to heavy rainfall for several days, the district administration has ordered closure of all schools in Itanagar till Sunday.
Delhi weather forecast for today
Max Temp: 31
Min Temp: 39
Rain batters Northeast
Mizoram's Tlabung town flooded due to heavy rainfall in the region.
Delhi weather: Rainfall expected to lash city on July 15-16
It was a sultry Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 30 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the season's average. Strong surface winds raising dust are forecast for the day ahead, a MeT official was quoted as saying by PTI. Rains are expected to lash the city on July 15-16 he added.
Landslides kill two girls in Arunachal Pradesh school hostel
According to a statement by the Directorate of Disaster Management, “The incident occurred due to continuous heavy rain leading to erosion/mudslide from a nearby paddy field located about 3-4m in the higher ground as compared to the School’s SPT hostel building.” Read more here
As monsoon gets weak, alarm bells go up in fields
The monsoon this year has started on a lethargic note with a delayed onset and an even slower progress. The monsoon is yet to cover the whole country with parts of Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab yet to come under its influence. Read more here