Monsoon, which remained calm for about a month, has become active again. Intermittent rain continues in many districts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana for a day or two, while heavy rain alert has been issued in Madhya Pradesh from July 17. A yellow alert has been issued for heavy rain in 14 districts of Bihar. Rainfall may range from 7.5 to 15 mm here.
Incidents of cloudburst have been reported in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamsala and Jammu and Kashmir. Many districts including Shimla have been receiving heavy rains since Sunday night. Because of this, rivers and streams are in spate. Flood-like situation has arisen in many places. The Sarvari river of Kullu is also in spate. This has posed a threat to the slum settlements on the banks.
The water of the river is flowing in the middle of the slum. People have started vacating their slums. There is an atmosphere of panic due to the rise in the water level of the river. The National Highway passing through Jhakri and Rampur has been blocked after heavy rains in Shimla.
On the other hand, a flood-like situation has arisen in Ganderbal of Central Kashmir due to cloudburst late on Sunday night. Water has entered the houses. Many shops and roads have been damaged. After the incident, the J&K administration started relief and rescue work in the night itself. The administration says that the situation is currently under control.
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Rain wreaks havoc in Dharamsala
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Jam in many places in Himachal
Several vehicles were washed away in Himachal’s tourist destination Bhagsu Nag. The bridge over Gaj Khad in Rajol on Mandi-Pathankot highway has been damaged. So there is a jam here. Due to heavy rains in Jhakri near Rampur, the National Highway was closed late on Sunday night. It was opened on Monday morning.
Bihar: Lightning alert in many districts
The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rain in East and West Champaran. Light to moderate rain is likely in other districts of Bihar. Lightning alert has been issued in most of the districts of the state. According to IMD, within 24 to 48 hours, up to 17 mm in North-West and North-East districts of Bihar, 65 mm in East-West Champaran, 3 to 12 mm in 14 districts including Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Begusarai. It is likely to rain. Yellow alert has been issued for these districts.
Rajasthan: 2 inches of rain in an hour in Jaipur
Jaipur received heavy rains on Sunday with the resumption of monsoon in the state. In the evening there was about two and a half inches of rain in an hour. This has brought some relief to the people from the scorching heat. Due to the strong wind in Jaipur, power lines were snapped at many places, causing darkness in some parts of the city for several hours.
Madhya Pradesh: Monsoon became active in the second week of June
In MP, the active monsoon again reached Bhopal on Saturday and it rained from 3.30 pm onwards. This time the monsoon had given arrival in Madhya Pradesh only in the second week of June. Monsoon covered the entire state for the first few days, but after that it did not rain.
Punjab: Temperature drops after rain
In Punjab, several districts, including Amritsar, recorded a drop in temperature on Sunday due to rain. The mercury dropped by 6.3 degrees in Amritsar. According to the Meteorological Department, the next week is going to be like this. It will rain daily till Friday and the weather will remain pleasant.
Haryana: Clouds rained in Hisar, forecast failed for the third time in Ambala
People got respite from the heat after drizzle in Hisar in the state late on Sunday night. At the same time, for the third time within 6 days in Ambala, the forecast of the Meteorological Department failed. The maximum temperature in Hisar on Sunday was 40 and the minimum temperature was 30 degree Celsius. At the same time, Ambala recorded a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius.