Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand to receive heavy rainfall today

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand to receive heavy rainfall today

India Weather Live Updates: The water level in Ganga river crosses the danger mark in Varanasi on Saturday. It has led to inundation of many agricultural and residential areas on the banks of the holy river and its tributaries. According to the district administration 18 municipal wards and more than 80 villages have been affected by the floods in Ganga and its tributary Varuna in the district and 228.69 hectares of crops have been damaged in the district.

 Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 26.4 degree on Saturday, with the IMD predicting strong surface winds during the day. Also Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Karauli district on Saturday and said assistance for the damage will be given following a survey.

Bengaluru has so far received 184.4 mm of rainfall in August, the highest in four years. Last year in the same month the city received a rainfall of 98.5 mm, while in August 2018 it was 158.3 mm. “In the last 24 hours the city has received 41.4 mm of rainfall. South Bengaluru, Gottigere, Anjanapura, Hemmingapura, Arakere, Bilekahalli, BTM have recorded heavy spells of rain,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. It is predicted that the city is likely to receive light to moderate rain till August 29.

Fifteen days after seepage in Karam dam created a flood-like situation in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced suspension of eight engineers of the state’s water resource department. The action comes after two companies, Delhi’s ANS Construction and Gwalior’s Sarthi Construction, associated with the construction of the dam were blacklisted after a four-member panel was constituted to probe the incident. The committee was supposed to submit its report within five days.

The national capital on Friday experienced hot and humid weather with the maximum humidity settling at 87 per cent, according to the India Meteorological Department. Meanwhile, the weather department has predicted a generally cloudy sky with strong surface winds for Saturday. “The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 34 and 26 degrees celsius respectively on Saturday,” an IMD official said. (PTI)



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