New Delhi: Rains pounded a number of areas of Gujarat on Sunday resulting in swelling of rivers and over 100 dams being placed on a excessive alert, whereas the flood situation in Bihar remained grim despite the fact that no new areas had been affected by the deluge since Saturday. The nationwide capital skilled a cool and cloudy Sunday with town recording traces of rainfall in just a few areas and the utmost temperature settling at 34.2 levels Celsius, the MeT division mentioned.
In Haryana and Punjab too, most temperatures hovered near normal limits, whereas gentle to average rains occurred in many components of Uttar Pradesh. The meteorological division has forecast rain and thundershowers in all of the three states over the following two days.
Three rivers are already flowing above the hazard mark in Uttar Pradesh the place over 1,000 villages in 16 districts have been hit by floods. An official, nevertheless, mentioned all river embankments in the state are protected and there’s no should be nervous.
Torrential rains pounded a number of areas in Gujarat on Sunday, inflicting waterlogging and disruption to normal life. As rivers swelled and lots of lakes overflew, a excessive alert was sounded for 108 dams.
An alert has been issued for 14 dams whereas a warning has been sounded for 17 dams after they obtained heavy influx of water resulting from rains, officers mentioned.
Parts of Mehsana, Patan, Surat, Gir Somnath, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Aravalli and Surendranagar districts have been witnessing very heavy rainfall since Sunday morning.
Low-lying areas in many districts had been flooded after a number of dams and lakes began overflowing, officers mentioned, including that gates of many dams had been opened.
Waterlogging attributable to intense rains disrupted normal life in Mehsana, Patan, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Kadi in Mehsana obtained 289 mm rainfall between 6 am and 4 pm on Sunday whereas Becharji, in the identical district, obtained 224 mm of rains, in line with the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).
The meteorological division has predicted heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall in many districts of north, south and east-central Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch area until Tuesday morning.
“As many as 44 rivers and 41 lakes in the state were overflowing due to heavy rains. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is 60.83 per cent full, while 68 dams are full to the brim,” Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel mentioned.
According to the federal government, out of 205 dams, a excessive alert has been sounded for 108, whereas 14 have been placed on alert. A warning has been issued for 17 dams.
The state has to this point obtained 94.57 per cent of the typical annual rainfall. Kutch obtained the best 162 per cent rainfall in the state, Patel mentioned.
Eight state highways amongst 138 roads have been closed for visitors and fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into the Arabian sea in the south Gujarat coast, the reduction commissioner mentioned.
In Bihar, over 83.62 lakh folks throughout 16 districts remained affected by the floods, whereas no new areas had been hit by the calamity in the previous 24 hours, the Disaster Management Department mentioned.
Its bulletin reported the identical figures it had performed on Saturday, saying that altogether 83,62,451 folks had been reeling below the impression of the deluge and 27 folks have died.
However, the variety of folks being served cooked meals has come right down to 1.78 lakh on Sunday from 2.09 lakh yesterday. The variety of neighborhood kitchens additionally decreased by 50 since Saturday, it mentioned.
The Ganga river continued to circulate above the hazard mark at Gandhi Ghat and Hathidah in Patna and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, in line with the Water Resources Department.
The water stage of the river is witnessing a rising development in Buxar, Digha, Gandhi Ghat, Hathidah and Kahalgaon whereas it has remained regular at Munger and Bhagalpur. The main rivers flowing above the hazard stage in the state embody the Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghra and the Khiroi.
In neighbouring West Bengal, heavy to very heavy rain is prone to happen in southern components from Monday owing to the attainable formation of a low-pressure space in north Bay of Bengal.
Embankments of some rivers in coastal areas of South 24 Parganas district have been broken by heavy rainfall and excessive tidal waves, resulting in inundation of agricultural fields.
The weatherman mentioned an lively monsoon in Gangetic West Bengal, coupled with the low strain is prone to trigger widespread rain in the area.
Madhya Pradesh witnessed decreased rainfall exercise on Sunday after a few days as a low-pressure space inflicting incessant showers moved in the direction of Rajasthan.
However, in line with a climate division official, one other low-pressure system is creating over the Bay of Bengal, which can revive the rainfall exercise in the state by the tip of this month, almost definitely by August 27-29.
With the low-pressure space transferring from Madhya Pradhesh, heavy rains had been recorded in components of Rajasthan in the final 24 hours. Thirty-six cm rainfall was recorded in Bhungda of Banswara, 30 cm in Ghatol, 27 cm in Pipalkunt of Pratapgarh and 26 cm in Jagpura of Banswara.
The downpour in Madhya Pradesh has triggered the water ranges to rise in Parvati and Kalisindh rivers in Baran and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan. Heavy rains have additionally disrupted the highway connectivity between the 2 states.
Amid the heavy influx of water into the rivers, district administrations in Jhalawar, Baran and Kota have been placed on alert to fulfill any eventuality.