1. Monsoon in India: IMD forecasts more rain even as Delhi to Assam, West Bengal, country turns water magnet

Monsoon in India: IMD forecasts more rain even as Delhi to Assam, West Bengal, country turns water magnet

Monsoon in India is active and the country, which was reeling under drought recently, is now placed comfortably, even though many states are reeling under floods, while cities are getting water-logged frequently.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2016 1:40 PM
Delhi has been receiving rains regularly over the week, but is suffering from high humidity levels soaring as high as 88 per cent, with the maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius - minimum logged was 28.5 degrees. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna) Delhi has been receiving rains regularly over the week, but is suffering from high humidity levels soaring as high as 88 per cent, with the maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius – minimum logged was 28.5 degrees. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

Monsoon in India is active and the country, which was reeling under drought recently, is now placed comfortably, even though many states are reeling under floods, while cities are getting water-logged frequently. Like every year, heavy rains have impacted eastern states the most with Assam and West Bengal suffering the most and now even Uttar Pradesh has come under flood watch.

According to IMD forecast, Assam and Meghalaya may witness ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall while West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Konkan and Goa and Vidarbha may see very heavy rains.

Delhi has been receiving rains regularly over the week, but is suffering from high humidity levels soaring as high as 88 per cent, with the maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius – minimum logged was 28.5 degrees. Other metropolises in the country, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai have seen their maximum temperatures climb to 32.3, 32.4 and 27 degrees Celsius.

Floods in Assam are not abating, in fact situation is getting worse for Barpeta and Jorhat districts. Manas, Noakhanda, Mora Chawlkhowa, Beki rivers are in spate in Barpeta and the Brahmaputra at Majuli in Jorhat. As many as 1.41 lakh people have been hit by the floods in 213 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Sivasagar districts.

West Bengal is set to receive massive amounts of rain in the near future even as Jalpaiguri became the wettest place in the state at 67 mm of rains, Darjeeling at 59.8 mm and Cooch Behar 12.8 mm.

As far as Bihar is concerned, IMD is saying that the monsoon is active over the region and the state will receive more rainfall in the coming days.

Uttar Pradesh has been receiving plentiful rain and this has led to most rivers being in spate, including Sharda river, Ghaghra river, Ganga and the Yamuna. In fact, Ghagra waters have entered 25 villages in Barabanki, according to officials.

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