Dehradun, June 20: Heavy rains are expected in several parts of Uttarakhand in next 48 hours. According to the Meteorological Department, heavy rainfall is expected in Haridwar, Dehradun, Chamoli, Nainital, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh in next 48 hours. The Met department has also issued alert and asked Uttarakhand administration and Char Dham Yatra pilgrims to stay alert due to the possibility of heavy rainfall. Some parts of the state is already witnessing showers but the intensity of the showers is likely to increase further.

On Monday, heavy rain lashed several parts of Uttarakhand. Dehradun received 60 mm of rain accompanied by winds which led to a drop of one degree in the temperature. Meteorological office Director Vikram Singh, while speaking to the PTI, said the maximum temperature could see a drop of two-four degrees below the season’s normal if rains continued.

Most places in Nainital, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts also received showers and the weather got pleasant on Monday. Around half an hour of heavy showers in Dehradun affected power supply in several parts of the city for hours.

Last month, at least 13 people were killed because of  a landslide near Vishnuprayag on the Badrinath route. Last year in July, heavy rains had triggered cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand, killing at least 30 people and washing away houses.