New Delhi . These days heavy rains are continuing in many parts of the country. From Himachal Pradesh to Uttarakhand and from Mumbai to Odisha, rains are causing havoc everywhere. Here in the country’s capital Delhi, the water level of Yamuna is not taking its name. In view of the rains and floods, most of the schools are closed in many states.

The Meteorological Department has predicted active Monsoon conditions to continue over Central and East India during the next five days. Apart from this, in the north-west region of the country, along with heavy rain, storm and lightning, there has been a warning of heavy rain. According to the India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rain is expected to continue over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh till July 18. Only after this there is a possibility of reduction in rain. The IMD also said that active Monsoon conditions are likely to prevail over central and east India during the next five days.

Light to moderate rain is expected over the western region of the country. It also said that heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Konkan, Goa and Ghat regions of Maharashtra for next five days. The same weather pattern can be seen in Gujarat on 19th July.

A ‘yellow’ alert has been issued for rain in the country’s capital Delhi. It is facing floods as the water level in the Yamuna has crossed the danger mark following heavy rains for several days in the upper catchment areas. Significantly, ‘Yellow’ alert warns of bad weather conditions. The rains are expected to further increase the water level of the Yamuna, which has been flowing above the danger mark of 205.33 meters for the past few days.

According to the Central Water Commission, the water level of Yamuna came down to 207.62 meters at 7 am on Saturday, which was at its peak of 208.66 meters at 8 pm on Thursday. Delhi recorded 85 per cent relative humidity at 8.30 am on Saturday.

Here in Himachal Pradesh, the rain is not taking the name of stopping. The local meteorological office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in 10 of the 12 districts of the state, except Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, from July 15 to 17. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for rain. Along with this, it has also predicted landslides, flash floods, and increase in the water level of rivers and streams.

The Meteorological Office has issued a yellow alert warning of heavy rains on July 18. It has predicted rain in the state till July 21. It has received 284.1 millimeters (mm) of rain so far, which is 157 per cent more than the normal rainfall of 110.4 mm. Light to heavy rains are continuing in some parts of the state. ( PLC/GT )


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