June 5, 2023

New Delhi Intermittent rains continued throughout the day on Tuesday in the capital, changing Delhi’s mood. Not only was the relief from the humidity, but also a feeling of mild coolness. The minimum temperature dropped by four degrees due to rain. On Wednesday, the weather is likely to remain more or less the same. According to Skymet Weather, the monsoon trough is currently running north of Delhi. On the other hand, there is moisture-laden easterly wind from Bay of Bengal and southwest wind from Arabian Sea. Due to these effects, the next two-three days of rain may continue. 

Apart from this, strong rains are also expected in some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha. West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam in next 24 hours. Meghalaya. Monsoon may show more effect in Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar. Apart from this, light and moderate rains may occur over East Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Gilgit Balistan, Muzaffarabad. In the last 24 hours, torrential rains occurred at many places in Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Due to this, flood situation persists in many states. Assam and Bihar are more flood affected. Monsoon trough is observed in Ludhiana, Amritsar in Punjab, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Bhagalpur and Himalayan foothills of UP. Apart from this, a trough is extending from East Madhya Pradesh to South Interior Karnataka.

Heavy rain expected in four districts including Dehradun 

In Uttarakhand, rain and landslides are affecting life. Traffic is disrupted on more than 60 connectivity routes in the state. Rivers are in spate In Haridwar, the Ganges is near the warning mark, while in Kumaon, the Gori river has crossed the warning mark. The government has issued an alert regarding river-side settlements. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall in five districts for Wednesday. Apart from this, heavy rains have been forecast in four districts including Dehradun.

The process of rain started on Monday night continues for the second day. Heavy rains in Haridwar and Roorkee flooded the roads, leaving vehicles stuck. This led to jam in many areas. Apart from this, if the wall of Sharda Math was damaged, about 500 meters of road from Sapta Rishi Chauraha to Sangam Puri on Sapta Sarovar Marg has collapsed. Landslides continue to hit the roads in the mountainous areas. Traffic was restored after 10 hours near Pipalkoti on Badrinath highway in Chamoli district. The constant hilly hill here remains a challenge for the BRO.

Book car in rapat near Kotdwar, one dead, two missing

On Tuesday, a car blew up on the slab on the Pauri-Kotdwar highway near Kotdwar (Pauri Garhwal). One person in the car died during treatment while two are missing. The SDRF team is exploring both. Meanwhile, the search of the missing villagers in Tanga village of Pithoragarh continued. During this period, five bodies have been removed from the wreckage, while six are still undetected.

100 roads closed in Himachal due to continuous rain

Due to the rains in most areas of Himachal Pradesh, 100 routes are closed for traffic. Maximum number of roads are 85 in Mandi zone, eight in Hamirpur zone and seven in Shimla zone. At the same time, along with Rohtang, there was light snowfall in the high areas of Lahul-Spiti. Bahalacha, Kunjum Pass, Makarave, Shikarve, Seven Sister Peak, Manali Peak, Ladakhi Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Deu Tibba, Hamta Pass etc. fell.

Flood situation in north Bihar horrific, nine killed

The flood situation has become catastrophic due to incessant rains in the districts of North Bihar. Hundreds of villages were hit by floods in rivers on Tuesday. Many houses and trees were strewn at different places due to the strong wind. At the same time, nine people died due to drowning in the flood waters. The dead included three from East Champaran, two each from West Champaran and Samastipur and one each from Madhubani and Shivahar. To deal with the floods, 16 teams of NDRF have been deployed in various districts of the state. Commandant Vijay Sinha said that on the demand of Bihar State Disaster Management Department and with the consent of the Headquarters, a total of 16 teams of the 9th Corps NDRF were awarded to 11 districts – West Champaran (Bettiah), East Champaran (Motihari), Gopalganj, Katihar, Araria, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani and Saran districts have been deployed.