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Scattered rain in North India; flood waters kill one more in UP

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 22:02

New Delhi: Monsoon was active across parts of northern India on Friday where one more person was killed in a rain-related mishap in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll in the state in such incidents to 146.

In Delhi, the maximum temperature settled at 35.4 degrees Celsius on an overcast day with Delhiites complaining of high humidity of between 60 and 92 per cent.

The minimum in the national capital was recorded at 25.8 degrees, which was a notch lower than what is normal for this time of the year.

Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, the latest casualty was reported in Siddharthnagar where one person reportedly drowned in flood waters today.

The toll in rain-related incidents in the state now stands at 146, according to the UP relief commissioner`s office.

Moderate to heavy rainfall in UP saw Mankapur recording showers of 110mm while Mathura and Bijnore got 90mm each.

The forecast is for rain and thundershowers across the state with heavy to very heavy showers likely at one or two places in western UP.

Heavy rain is also expected at one or two place in eastern UP over the coming two days.

With rainfall continuing in the state, Central Water Commission (CWC) sources said that the Sharda and Ghaghra rivers continued to flow above the danger mark.

Also, Ganga was flowing close to the danger mark at Fatehgarh, Ankinghat and Kanpur while the Sharda had breached the red mark at Palia Kalan, CWC sources added.

Light to moderate showers were reported in parts of Rajasthan where Bari and Choti Sadri areas each recorded 100mm rainfall. Anta, Mandrayal and Basedi recorded 80mm rainfall.

Few places in the eastern parts of the state and isolated pockets in western Rajasthan may receive light rainfall over the coming 24 hours, the local MeT office said.

Monsoon, however, remained largely inactive in Punjab and Haryana today even though some pockets across the two neighbouring states received slight rainfall.

Thus, Ludhiana in Punjab got 8mm rainfall while the Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded 5mm.

Besides, Hisar in Haryana received 1mm rainfall.


First Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 22:02

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