Heavy rainfall claims seven lives in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, roads waterlogged, and IMD issues an orange alert for Uttarakhand.
Schools, colleges in Uttar Pradesh are to remain closed on Friday, Saturday amid heavy rainfall. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the monsoon is unlikely to retreat from north India by September-end.
Power lines were snapped amid the heavy rainfall and continuous rainfall has been predicted for the eastern region. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced an orange alert for Uttarakhand and has predicted heavy showers for today. Stay tuned for live weather updates.
At least seven people lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter Uttar Pradesh. The weather agency has issued an orange alert for Uttarakhand on Thursday.
The weather department said rainfall activity is likely to increase over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and isolated heavy falls over above areas on September 18-19.
“There are no signs of monsoon withdrawal from North India for the next 10 days,” news agency PTI quoted IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra as saying.
The Capital, Delhi is also witnessing historic rainfalls as it crossed the 400-mm mark this month. Till Thursday evening, the national capital recorded 404.4 mm of rainfall, the maximum rainfall recorded in September since 417.3 mm in 1944 in the same month.
“On and off rains will continue till September 23-24 due to the expected late withdrawal of monsoon,” PTI quoted Mahesh Palawat, vice president, Skymet Weather, as saying.