Weather update | The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued warning in several parts in the country on Monday, predicting extremely heavy rainfall in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Check details here.
Heavy rainfall is likely to pound Uttar Pradesh and Delhi-NCR for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued warnings in several parts of the country, predicting extremely heavy rainfall in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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Schools in several parts of Uttar Pradesh were also shut on Monday in the wake of heavy rainfall warnings. Also, as many as 27 people have been killed across Uttar Pradesh in accidents due to rainfall in the last 24 hours, News 18 reported.
Read state-wide details here:
The IMD has issued a red alert Kanpur Dehat, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Unnao and Kanpur, while an orange alert has been issued in Jalaun, Banda, Amethi, Barabanki, Bareilly, Moradabad and Lucknow. Several other parts of Uttar Pradesh are on yellow alert.
Authorities in a dozen UP districts, including Lucknow, Aligarh, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar, and Ghaziabad, ordered closure of schools on Monday. All classes in schools across educational boards in these districts have been ordered to remain closed. In Aligarh, all schools up to class 12 will remain closed till October 12, officials were quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
Meanwhile, heavy rains claimed at least 27 lives in the last 24 hours. In Gorakhpur, two persons were killed when a boat capsized in Rapti river. In Ghaziabad, a 90-year-old woman was killed after a house collapsed due to rains. Two ,farmers were killed after being struck by lightning in Hardoi.
Also, in Bulandshahr, a 14-year-old boy died and several others were injured in three incidents of house collapse caused following heavy rains. In Balrampur, two teenagers were swept away in flood waters, news agency PTI reported.
Delhi NCR is likley to witness more rainfall on Monday, with the IMD predicted "generally cloudy weather and light rainfall" for the region.
Delhi had recorded its second highest precipitation in 24 hours in October since 2007 with 74 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am on Sunday, according to IMD data.
Piythoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat are on orange alert. The rest of the state is on yellow alert, according to the IMD.
Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar are likely to witness heavy rainfall with IMD issuing orange alert in these areas.
Even in Rajasthan, and orange alert was issued in Tonk, Bharatpur and Baran.
Besides these, the IMD said heavy rainfall spell over Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema are likely to occur for next few days and over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday.
First Published: IST