Weather Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday evening issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai, Thane, and Sindhudurg. Earlier in the day, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and neighboring areas and the IMD had predicted more showers in the city. It had also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Satara, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three Read More
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Continuous heavy rains for the past few days have triggered severe waterlogging in parts of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh including on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway.
Andhra Pradesh | Continous heavy rains for the past few days triggered severe waterlogging in parts of Srikakulam including on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway today pic.twitter.com/eEPxd4FFRB
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Several rivers in Karnataka are again in spate following heavy rains in their catchment areas as well as in the upstream in the neighbouring Maharashtra, officials said on Tuesday. Krishna, Bhadra, Tunga, Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Markandeya Hiranyakeshi and several other small rivers and rivulets are “swollen and flowing dangerously”, sources in the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said. According to them, the affected districts are: Belagavi, Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Chikkamagaluru, Uttara Kannada and Kodagu. The sources said Gokak town in Belagavi and parts of Bagalkote are flooded due to torrential rains in parts of Maharashtra.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai, Thane and Sindhudurg.
With the IMD predicting significant rain activity in the city over the next few days, Mumbai’s lakes that supply its drinking water are likely to reach the 100 percent mark by this weekend, a report by Times of India states.
The IMD has issued an orange alert for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three districts.
The MeT department’s Santacruz observatory in Mumbai, representative of suburbs, recorded 93.4 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Tuesday, marking another spell of heavy downpour here in the current monsoon season.
The Colaba observatory, representative of the island city, recorded 59.2 mm rainfall during the same period, an IMD official said. The IMD has predicted moderate showers in Mumbai on Tuesday.
As heavy rains lashed the state, five people, including a two year old from Hyderabad, died in separate rain related incidents in the last 24 hours, as per a Times of India report.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Mumbai, and its adjoining Pune, Thande, Palghar and Raigad for Wednesday and Thursday.
Mumbai city, its suburbs, Konkan, and Goa are likely to receive heavy to very heavy downpour in the next two days, according to a private weather forecasting firm, reports Hindustan Times.
By next monsoon, we’ve to clear all pending demolitions… all apartments will be led off, as you saw in Noida. Action to be against officials & builders; discussion regarding Bengaluru floods happened in the Assembly: Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok on Rajakaluve encroachment pic.twitter.com/6PTQLycqxu
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#WATCH उत्तराखंड: नदी का जलस्तर बढ़ने से देहरादून के मालदेवता इलाके में 5 युवक फंसे जिसके बाद SDRF की टीन ने उनकी जान बचाई।
SDRF प्रवक्ता ने बताया, “घटना की सूचना मिलते ही SDRF की बचाव टीम को भेजा था। यह 5 युवक नदी किनारे बैठे थे कि तभी नदी का जलस्तर अचानक से बढ़ गया था।”(12.09) pic.twitter.com/wxikrhtqUh
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As the BBMP continues its demolition drive to raze illegal structures built over stormwater drains in Mahadevapura area, many have criticised the delayed action, and questioned why smaller structures are being razed but no action is being taken on IT parks.
Incessant rains have led to damage of at least 2,300 hectares of flowers in East Midnapore and West Midnapore. Similar damage has been reported from flower producers Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Howrah where marigold, jasmine and dopati, that are in great demand for the upcoming Viswakarma Puja in West Bengal, grow, reports The Telegraph.
According to the IMD bulletin, a cyclonic circulation over the east central Arabian Sea will bring rain across the state on Tuesday.
Many parts of east UP and some parts of west UP may get light to moderate rainfall for the next four days, in addition to scattered thundershowers, as per Times of India.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a depression over Odisha was gradually moving towards central India and moisture-laden easterly winds were now blowing towards Delhi leading to rain in parts of the city after midnight, as per Hindustan Times.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, received 9.4mm of rainfall between midnight and 5:30am.
The regional weather department of Dehradun has sounded a yellow alert for Pithoragarh, Champawat, Bageshwar and Nainital in Uttarakhand. An orange alert has also been issued for heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated areas of Uttarakhand from September 14 to 16, as per India Today.
Meanwhile, several rivers in Karnataka are again in spate following heavy rains in their catchment areas as well as the upstream in neighboring Maharashtra, officials said. Krishna, Bhadra, Tunga, Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Markandeya Hiranyakeshi, and several other small rivers and rivulets are “swollen and flowing dangerously”, sources in the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said. According to them, the affected districts are Belagavi, Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Chikkamagaluru, Uttara Kannada, and Kodagu. The sources said Gokak town in Belagavi and parts of Bagalkote are flooded due to torrential rains in parts of Maharashtra.
Sources said 11 gates of Bhima Barrage were opened and over one lakh cusecs of water released. Similarly, the Hidkal dam gate has also been opened releasing over 28,000 cusecs of water from it. Reports said water is overflowing in many bridges in Chikkodi, Ramadurga, Nippani and Khanapur Taluks in Belagavi district, Mudhol Taluk in Bagalkote district, and Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district.
Landslides were reported in some parts of Charmadi Ghat, according to officials.
Meanwhile, the Bengaluru civic body has kicked off a demolition drive to pull down illegal encroachments on stormwater drains. The BBMP on Monday started the demolition in eight places, which were allegedly causing flooding in and around Bellandur in the Mahadevapura zone. The city was inundated with severe waterlogging last week, with many homes and roads submerged, leading to a public outcry about the city’s infrastructure and illegal encroachments. With this, CM Bommai on Monday said that all illegal encroachments on stormwater drains would be removed even if the properties belong to influential IT/BT companies.
Parts of Odisha and West Bengal have also been been battered by heavy rains as a depression formed over south Chhattisgarh and adjoining southeast Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal is likely to experience heavy rains until Tuesday morning, as per the Met department.
(with inputs from PTI)