Traffic on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was halted on Monday following a landslide in Chamoli district as heavy rains wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand. Also, the Yamunotri pilgrimage was halted after debris fell on the Yamunotri highway. Many travelers and pilgrims are stranded in the hilly area, police said.
Chamoli police said on Monday that 60-70 meters of the Badrinath highway was washed away due to incessant rain. 50 buildings collapsed in Purola, Barkot and Dunda in Uttarkashi district due to heavy rain. 50 roads are closed in the district. Power supply was cut off in around 40 villages and more than 400 farmlands were washed away,” Uttarkashi District Magistrate Abhishek Rohila was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, schools have been closed in rain-affected parts of Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
In Delhi, the Yamuna continues to flow above 205.33 meters and recorded a height of 206.5 meters at 11 am.
Here are your weather updates from different parts of India:
Yamuna Flood Update: The Central Water Commission (CWC) said that the water level in the Yamuna in Delhi will gradually recede on Monday. According to the central agency’s forecast, the river level will drop to 206.42 meters by 2 pm, but will still remain above the danger mark.
A flood warning has been issued in Hindon, a tributary of the Yamuna, due to rising water levels. In Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar, people are being evacuated from villages near the banks of the Hindona. The water level at Hindon Barrage in Ghaziabad crossed 201 meters on Sunday, news agency PTI reported, quoting an official.
North West India:
According to IMD’s weather bulletin, Himachal Pradesh, East Rajasthan and Punjab will receive light to moderate to widespread or widespread rains from July 24 to July 28 with isolated heavy rains, while Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will receive from June 25 to July 28. West Rajasthan from July 25 to July 26 and Jammu-Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan-Muzaffarabad from July 26 to 28. Isolated heavy rain is also likely over Uttarakhand on July 24.
In Gujarat, severe floods disrupted normal life in various areas including Saurashtra, Navsari and Junagadh.
The IMD has warned of possibility of isolated thundershowers over central India and parts of western Himalayan region and adjacent plains of northwest India from July 25 to July 28 during the next five days.
Chhattisgarh is likely to receive isolated heavy rains from July 26 to July 28, the Meteorological Department said.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rain is likely over Goa, Konkan and Ghats in central Maharashtra from July 24 to July 28. over Marathwada on June 24 and over Gujarat state on July 24 and July 25.
Very light to moderate to widespread rain with isolated heavy rain over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Mahi from June 24 to June 28 as per IMD forecast; Rayalaseema will receive rain from July 25 to July 28 and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on July 24.
Isolated heavy rain is likely over coastal Karnataka on July 24. Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam from July 24 to July 26 and Telangana from July 25 to July 28.
Isolated heavy rain from July 24 to July 28 and light/moderate widespread or widespread rain likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. Isolated heavy rain is likely over Odisha from July 25 to July 28.
Light to moderate rain is likely in the region. Between July 24 and July 28, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya will receive isolated heavy rains over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from today till July 28.
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