On last leg, monsoon vents fury in UP; 28 perish
On its last leg in north India, monsoon on Sunday unleashed its fury in Uttar Pradesh leaving 28 people dead in torrential rains.
New Delhi: On its last leg in north India,
monsoon on Sunday unleashed its fury in Uttar Pradesh leaving 28
people dead in torrential rains and causing major rivers in
the state to swell again.
18 people were killed in Jaunpur district and 10 in
Mirzapur, mostly in incidents of house collapses triggered by
heavy rains, officials said.
The two districts received 120 and 150 mm of rainfall
respectively, the MeT office said.
Rainfall recorded in Varanasi was 300 mm, Robertgunj 280
mm, Chunar 230 mm, Chopan and Churk 220 mm each, Chandauli
150 mm and Handia and Gharaul 100 mm each.
Major rivers in the state have started swelling after the
incessant downpours, the Central Water Commission said, adding
Ganga was rising at Chatnag, Mirzapur, Varanasi and Ghazipur,
and Gomti at Sultanpur and Jaunpur.
National capital Delhi had another dry day with the
maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at 24.2 and 34.7 deg
C respectively.Humidity oscillated between 46 and 85 per cent.
South-West monsoon has already started retreating from
most parts of the north with the withdrawal line passing
through Amritsar, Hissar, Ajmer, Deesa and Porbander, the
India Meteorological Department said, adding conditions were
favourable for further withdrawal in the next few days.
In the twin states of Punjab and Haryana, the weather
remained dry with Chandigarh recording a maximum temperature
of 33 deg C, while the high at Hisar and Ambala settled at
34.4 and 32.8 deg C, respectively. Amritsar recorded a day
temperature of 33.4 degrees, the local MeT office said.