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Weather Updates LIVE: Assam flood death toll rises to five; heavy rains lash Delhi for second day in a row

 India Today Web Desk 

New Delhi

September 2, 2021: UPDATED: September 2, 2021 09:21 IST

More than six lakh people have been badly affected as floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam and five people have lost their lives. Meanwhile, heavy rains continued in the national capital for the second day in a row.

 

The flood situation in Assam further worsened and more than 6 lakh people have been affected in 22 districts, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said. Two more people were drowned in Majuli and Barpeta districts, taking the death toll to five.

 

The flood situation in Nalbari continues to remain critical, where at least 1,10,731 people have been affected. The data states that around 39,500 hectares of crops have been damaged and around 1,300 villages have been affected. The district authorities have put up 85 relief camps in 10 districts to provide shelter to the flood-affected people.

 

Meanwhile, heavy rains hit the national capital for the second consecutive day in a row, causing partially waterlogged streets near AIIMS Delhi, reported news agency ANI. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would continue over many parts of Delhi and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours.

 

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 112.1mm rainfall in 24 hours, the highest single-day precipitation in September in 19 years, reported news agency PTI. Heavy showers since early morning caused water logging in various parts of the city, causing inconvenience to the commuters. The Safdarjung Observatory, the official marker for the city, gauged 112.1mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 AM yesterday, reported PTI.

 

Current spell of rain likely to stop over Delhi in next 2 hours:

"Current cloud patch is over Delhi, it is moving northward and it will cross Delhi region during next 02 hours. So current spell of rain very likely to stop over entire Delhi during next 02 hours," read IMD's tweet.

Current cloud patch is over Delhi, it is moving northward and it will cross Delhi region during next 02 hours.

So current spell of rain very likely to stop over entire Delhi during next 02 hours.

— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 2, 2021

 

Rain lashes parts of Haryana:

In its latest forecast on Twitter, the IMD said thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over many parts in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Haryana's Tosham, Meham, Hansi, Bhiwani, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Kosali, Farukhnagar, Bawal, Sohana, Gohana, Gannaur, Rohtak, Panipat, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Hissar, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Hodal, Palwal, and Nuh are predicted to witness thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain

 

Heavy rains trigger water logging in Delhi:

Several roads were waterlogged in the Ring road area as the national capital continues to receive heavy rainfall ,reported ANI.

Delhi: Several roads waterlogged in the Ring road area as the national capital continues to receive heavy rainfall pic.twitter.com/JQlOGitAEa

— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2021

 

IMD issues traffic advisory due to torrential rains:

Taking to its official Twitter handle, IMD issues several advisories in view of the impact expected due to rain over parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas. The weather agency urged people to follow traffic advisories that are issued in this regard, avoid staying in vulnerable structures and stay indoors and avoid travel if possible.

Action suggested:

1. Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.

2. Avoid staying in vulnerable structures.

3. Stay indoors and avoid travel if possible.

— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 2, 2021

Impact expected due to Rain over parts of Delhi & adjoining areas:

1. Slippery roads and traffic disruption on roads.

2. Water logging in low lying areas.

3. Occasional reduction in visibility.

4. Partial damage to plantations, horticulture and standing crops.

— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 2, 2021

 

Uttarakhand: SDRF rescue three people in Dehradun

According to ANI, SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) rescued three people who were stranded at Guchhu Pani in Dehradun, due to a rise in the water level of the river.

Uttarakhand: SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) rescued three people who were stranded at Guchhu Pani in Dehradun, due to a rise in the water level of river. pic.twitter.com/wrJAE9EKdj

— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2021

 

Here is the weather forecast for various states:

IMD issues heavy rain warning for South Rajasthan:

In a fresh weather update, IMD has predicted heavy rainfall for South Rajasthan on Thursday. Sirohi, Jalore, Pali and Barmer districts have been warned of heavy rainfall today as several parts of Rajasthan received rainfall on Wednesday.

 

According to PTI readings, maximum rainfall was recorded in Churu(41.4 mm) and Alwar, Chittorgarh, Sikar, Dabok and Bhilwara also received heavy rainfall. Moderate rain is likely to hit Rajasthan's Khairthal, Bhiwari, Viratnagar, Alwar, Tizara.

 

IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai:

The last leg of the southwest monsoon has become active in Maharashtra and several districts of Maharashtra experienced water-logging due to incessant rainfall. Many areas in Aurangabad and Jalgaon districts of the state were inundated and several houses and roads were submerged in the aftermath.

 

One person died and several others are reported to be missing as flash floods and landslides rocked Aurangabad and Jalgaon. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for Mumbai with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places.

 

Gujarat on orange alert:

The weather department has issued an orange alert for the Saurashtra region in Gujarat and has predicted that incessant rainfall is likely to batter the state today. A cyclonic circulation over southern Gujarat will trigger the downpour and Saurashtra and Kutch regions have been put on alert.

 

On Wednesday, Daman received the highest rainfall of 217mm in 24 hours and various districts of the state such as Surat, Veraval and Bhavnagar gauged around 50mm rainfall during the last 24 hours. Multiple forecasts reveal that heavy showers are likely to batter the state today, bringing much-needed relief to the farmers.

 

Heavy rainfall predicted for these states:

According to IMD, heavy rainfall is likely on the cards for north and central Maharashtra and isolated heavy rainfall has been predicted for these regions today. Meanwhile, rainfall activity is also expected over the south peninsular and West India and is likely to increase from September 3.

 

In the northeast region, rainfall activity is likely to remain subdued in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till today.

 

(Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/weather-forecast-today-tomorrow-live-news-updates-delhi-ncr-mumbai-kolkata-chennai-rains-assam-floods-today-1848224-2021-09-02