New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) Floods triggered by torrential
rains have inundated 165 villages in six districts of Assam,
affecting around 60,000 people even as more heavy showers are
likely in the northeast tomorrow.
A MeT department report today predicted heavy rains in
Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, and
heavy showers in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur,
Mizoram, Tripura, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Goa.
Officials in Assam said 60,000 people in Lakhimpur,
Darrang, Karimganj, Nalbari, Udalguri and Sonitpur districts
have been affected by floods.
At least 3,000 people have been shifted to eight relief
Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Jia
Bharali river at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur district are
flowing above the danger level, while 3,369 hectare of
farmland with standing crops has been overrun by the deluge.
Meanwhile, rains halted the rise of the mercury in the
north. The precipitation is likely to keep the heat in check
for another two-three days.
The northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan will be
hit by a thundersquall and hailstorm, the MeT office said.
The MeT office said favourable conditions are developing
for the advance of the southwest monsoon into some more parts
of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, the remaining
parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, some parts of east Madhya
Pradesh and east Uttar Pradesh over the next two-three days.
The national capital reeled under sultry conditions, with
the humidity levels oscillating between 56 and 95 per cent.
They city recorded a high of 37.4 degrees Celsius and a low of
24 degrees Celsius.
Rains lashed several parts of Punjab and Haryana, leading
to a drop in the mercury levels.
The Union Territory of Chandigarh, which gauged 43.4 mm
of rainfall, recorded a maximum of 35.5 degrees Celsius.
In Punjab, a heavy downpour (20 mm) drenched Amritsar.
The maximum temperature in most parts of the two states
remained below 39 degrees Celsius.
However, the mercury rose by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius at
most of the places in Rajasthan. Churu was the hottest place
in the state at 42.7 degrees Celsius. Kota had a high of 41.8,
Ganganagar 40.5, Jaipur 40.3 and Barmer 40.
Light to moderate rainfall occurred in Jaipur and
Bharatpur divisions. The weather remained dry in the rest of
The maximum temperature in Bihar stayed below the 42-
degree Celsius mark. Gaya was the hottest place in the state
at 41.1 degrees Celsius. Eastern parts of the state received
traces of rainfall.
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