New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Haryana. The forecast also said that heavy rains are also likely to lash in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala among other states. The weather department has advised fishermen to not venture into the sea on Odisha and West Bengal coast.
“Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy fall at isolated places very likely over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana,” read the forecast at 8:00 am on Saturday.
As per news agency ANI, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has requested the Southern Naval Command to dispatch five teams to Alappuzha to assist the civil administration in disaster relief due to water-logging in the area.
“Heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over West Bengal, Konkan and Goa and coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rain at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, east Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Assam, northeastern states, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala,” IMD said.
Heavy rain lashes the city of Varanasi. pic.twitter.com/RIE1cCOK3V
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On Friday, rains lashed parts of the national and the mercury fell two notches down the normal temperature, however, the humidity level shot up. According to the Safdarjung observatory, 24.2 mm rains were recorded, said an IMD official.
In Kerala, 41 people have died so far due to the floods caused by heavy rains in the state. According to PTI, at least 1.18 lakh people have sought refuge in the relief camps. The rains continue to lash in several parts of the state.
The officials told news agency PTI, 50,836 people are now 212 camps that have been set up in Alappuzha and 37,657 in Kottayam. These two districts have been severely hit due to heavy rains.