Heavy rains in North, flood-like situation in UP

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh on Friday continued to swell resulting in flood-like situation in a number of districts in the state as heavy rains lashed most parts of northern India.

Updated: Jul 30, 2010, 22:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh
on Friday continued to swell resulting in flood-like situation in
a number of districts in the state as heavy rains lashed most
parts of northern India.

Intermittent rains in Uttar Pradesh resulted in the rise
of the level of Ganga in Fatehgarh, Mirzapur, Varanasi,
Ghazipur and Ballia. Yamuna is also swelling in Baghpat, Agra,
Auraiya, Kalpi and Naini (Allahabad), while river Gomti is
rising at Sultanpur.

Ghagra river is flowing at danger mark at Ayodhya.
Uttarakhand received moderate to heavy rainfall with Met
department issuing warning of more rains in the coming days
which might also trigger landslides in the state.

Heavy rains lashed Dehradun since morning, rising the
water level of various rain-fed small rivers like Rispana,
Bindal and Song considerably.

Army and Air Force rescued three marooned persons and
relocated 400 families hit by flash floods triggered by heavy
rains in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district.

The heavy downpours also washed away many hutments of
Gujjar and Bakkarwal tribe in Khurian Baikh area.

However, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan received
scattered rainfall.
The maximum temperatures remained steady in most parts of
Himachal Pradesh with monsoon remaining weak and few places
experiencing moderate rains.

The state capital Shimla had traces of rains and maximum
temperature remained at 23.6 degree Celsius against
yesterday`s 23.9 deg C.

Una remained the hottest in the state with mercury
hovering around 36 deg C.

Hamirpur was the wettest in the region with 34 mm of
rains, followed by Kandaghat 22 mm, Bhoranj 17 mm, Sandhol 15
mm, Baldwara and Ghamroor 13 mm each.

The MeT office forecast rain or thundershowers at few
places in the state tomorrow.

With the South West monsoon getting weak, scattered rains
continued in parts of Rajasthan.

Sriganganagar recorded a maximum rainfall of 12 mm, while
Kota received a maximum rainfall of 7.2 mm.

There was drizzling in some parts of Jaipur. Rest parts
of the desert state were hot and humid.

Thundershowers may occur at some isolated places in parts
of the state tomorrow, a MeT forecast said.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature in most parts of
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh remained up to three degree
Celsius above normal due to absence of rains.

High humidity level (between 75-90 per cent) in the
region added to the woes of the people.

The Met forecast moderate to rather heavy rains at a few
places in the region tomorrow.

Hisar was hottest in the region with 36.9 deg C.

PTI