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Heavy Downpour Continues To Lash Out Country, Alert Issued In Maharashtra, Uttarakhand

As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted downpours for western and central India during the next four days, many sections of the nation are still experiencing heavy rains.

Numerous highways in Uttarakhand were closed because of landslides brought on by the nonstop rain. In the meantime, due to the severe rains, all schools and colleges in Mumbai have been ordered to remain closed.

Over the past few days, torrential rain has been falling in a number of locations in Uttarakhand. The state capital of Dehradun is included in the yellow alert that the IMD has issued for all districts.

According to the IMD, isolated areas are likely to experience both light to moderate rain and heavy rain.

In the meantime, 241 routes in Uttarakhand were shut, including the Rishikesh Yamunotri National Highway, where rubble removal was in progress. Similar to the Tyuni-Tehri 707A NH, Pagalnala in the Chamoli district of the Rishikesh Badrinath National Highway was similarly shut.

A total of 200 JCBs were used to clear the way for traffic.

The River Ganga’s water level was measured at 292.80 meters in the meantime.

Mumbai and numerous districts in Maharashtra, including the Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg regions, are under a red alert from the IMD.

A number of places in Nagpur also experienced waterlogging as a result of overnight heavy rain.

According to the IMD, Mumbai and its suburbs are likely to have heavy cloud cover and rain today.

Due to the intense rain, all city schools and universities have been instructed to stay closed. While a rain alert is in effect, residents are recommended to stay inside and use caution.

In addition, due to significant rain and an IMD red signal on Thursday, Mumbai University postponed all exams scheduled for July 27.

In nine districts of Himachal Pradesh, including Shimla, Solan and Mandi, Sirmaur, Bilaspur, Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur, and Una, the IMD has issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall. Over the next three days, these districts are probably going to have severe rain.

Because of cloud bursts and flash floods, the state is on high alert.

On Wednesday, Delhi had severe rains that caused waterlogging and traffic congestion in various locations. The temperature dropped to 23.8 degrees Celsius as a result of the showers, which is three degrees below average.

According to the official data, 37.1 mm of rain fell at Delhi’s main meteorological station, the Safdarjung Observatory, in the 24 hours that ended at 8:30 am.

On Thursday, a yellow alert was issued for Delhi.

The Regional Meteorological Department (RMC)’s seven-day forecast indicates that Delhi will likely have light to moderate rainfall over the coming days. Temperatures are expected to range between 34.4 and 27.1 degrees Celsius for the maximum and minimum, respectively.

In the meantime, torrential rain in several regions of the capital and upper catchment areas on Wednesday caused the Yamuna in Delhi to once again breach the danger threshold of 205.33 meters.

The IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rain (115.6 to 204.4 mm) from July 24 to 27 in the southern areas, issuing a flash flood warning for Karnataka and sounding an orange alert for Kerala and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The Deputy Commissioner of the Dakshina Kannada district has declared a holiday for the district’s Anganwadi, Primary, and High schools on July 27 due to the nonstop rain.

Very severe to extremely heavy rains over Srikakulam were caused by an area of well-defined low pressure over West Central, the adjacent Northwest Bay of Bengal, and the north and south coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

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