New Delhi, July 24: New Delhi, July 24: Monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in many states like Gujarat, Assam, Odisha, and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. The death toll in Gujarat has jumped to 14 due to flooding in several parts of the state. The flood situation in Assam is improving gradually. Mumbai has been witnessing isolated showers since the past couple of days. Some parts of Kolkata have also witnessing good rains for a long time. While some parts of Rajasthan are flooded, many areas are still waiting for the rains.
Some part of Gujarat has been witnessing extremely heavy rainfall. Thousands of people in Morbi, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Surendranagar and Ahmedabad districts have been shifted to safer places in three days with heavy floods in the state. Meanwhile, rescue operations continue in full swing across the state. The major roads of the city were also flooded which led to a traffic jam in the state.
Condition of Gujarat (Image credit Skymetweather)
The flood situation in Assam has started improving. Nearly 60,000 people have been affected across nine districts in the state. Due to the impact of flood waters, many roads, embankments and bridges have been damaged in several districts in Assam.
In Delhi and NCR, the monsoon rains have been playing hide and seek in the past one week. The intensity of these rains was mainly light in nature. The rains, however, did bring relief from the prevailing sultry weather.
The heavy rainfall in Mumbai in the past few days has filled the lakes up to 70 per cent. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted good rains and thundershowers to continue in Mumbai. Kolkata has recorded a whopping 74 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
For Rajasthan, Skymet Weather has predicted that the state will witness moderate to heavy rains. Districts such as Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Jalore, Sirohi, Pratapgarh, Barmer will witness isolated heavy showers, while light rains are likely to continue in the capital city Jaipur as well as Bikaner.
According to Skymet weather heavy rain is expected in North Gujarat and adjoining South Rajasthan, West Bengal, and few parts of Jharkhand. Weather is expected to remain subdued over most parts of Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and West Rajasthan.