Flood situation in Uttar Pradesh remains grim

Flood situation in some parts of Uttar Pradesh continued to be grim with the water level in river Rapti rising whereas rest of the northern India witnessed hot and dry weather conditions on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014, 21:26 PM IST

New Delhi: Flood situation in some parts of Uttar Pradesh continued to be grim with the water level in river Rapti rising whereas rest of the northern India witnessed hot and dry weather conditions on Friday.

The Ministry of Water Resources said at 06.00 hrs today, river Rapti in Balrampur district of UP was flowing at a level of 104.83 mts. Floods in UP have so far claimed 89 lives.

Barring a few places in Rajasthan, the weather remained dry in the rest of north India. In the national capital, hot and humid weather conditions continued to torment citizens as Mercury shot up four notches above normal in the absence of showers.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 39.6 deg C, close to the ten-year high of 40.1 deg C recorded for the month of August in 2009 and the minimum settled at 26.4 deg C. The humidity level wavered between 72 and 39 per cent.

The weather department predicted a clear sky for tomorrow. Meanwhile, hot weather conditions persisted in Punjab and Haryana as maximum temperatures continued to stay above normal levels. Hisar district recorded a maximum high of 40 deg C.

Union Territory and common capital of both the states - Chandigarh recorded a high of 36.5 deg C, up by four notches above normal.

In Punjab, maximum temperatures in Amritsar and Ludhiana were 36.9 deg C and 35.4 deg C while Patiala`s maximum was 36.6 deg C.

Mercury in Ambala, Bhiwani, Narnaul and Karnal settled at 35.8 deg C, 39 deg C, 38 deg C and 34.6 deg C mark respectively.

The weather department in Jaipur said light rains were experienced in isolated areas of Kota and Udaipur divisions with Dug area in Jhalawar district recording 1 cm rainfall.
Hot and dry weather conditions prevailed in rest of the state. Churu district recorded a maximum high of 40 deg C, three degree above normal. The MeT predicted light rainfall in the state in next 24 hours.