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Rains elude most parts of North, rivers in spate in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 20:32

New Delhi: Dry conditions prevailed in most parts of North India even as the flood situation turned grim in Uttar Pradesh where major rivers continued to flow over the danger mark.

The national capital on Thursday experienced yet another hot and humid day with rains evading the city and temperature and humidity level remaining high.

The maximum temperatures today remained a notch above normal at 35.1 degrees Celsius while minimum was a degree Celsius below from normal at 25.7, the Met Department said, adding there were no rains witnessed in the national capital.

The humidity level, which oscillated between 57 and 80 percent, compounded the woes of the residents.

Met department has predicted a generally cloudy sky for tomorrow with possibility of very light rains or thundershowers in some areas of the city.

Meanwhile, major rivers in Uttar Pradesh are flowing to their brim and parts of over 10 districts were hit by flood as south-west monsoon remained active in the state.

The Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda, Ghahghra, Rapti and Burhi Rapti rivers were flowing above the danger mark at several places, according to Central Water Commission sources.

The Ganga river was flowing above the danger mark at Phaphamau, Chatnag, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Gazipur and Ballia they said, adding that it was flowing 1.91 and 2.53 mts above the mark respectively at Gazipur and Ballia.

Meteorological office said that moderate to rather heavy rains and thundershowers occurred at several places over the state.


First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 20:32
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