Monsoon in India Latest Updates: IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Konkan region for next 24 hours; 3 feared drowned in Raigad

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Updated: July 19, 2021 5:27 PM

Weather Forecast Today, Monsoon in India, Uttarakhand Cloudburst Today Latest Updates: 3 dead in fresh cloudburst in Uttarakhand; Delhi-NCR wakes up to thundershower

Monsoon in India Live Updates, Weather Forecast Today Latest UpdateLast week on July 13, several incidents of cloudbursts, flash floods were reported from Himachal, Uttarakhand and Jammu regions. (PTI photo)

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand Latest News, Heavy Rainfall in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat: A week after the devastating flash floods in the Himalayan region, Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi reported a fresh incident of a cloudburst. News agency ANI reports that three people have died due to cloudburst. The latest reports say that the cloudburst was reported from Uttarkashi’s Mando village late last night. Rescue efforts are on to see if anyone is trapped under the rubble or not. Last week, Himachal’s Dharamshala, Kangra and other regions had also reported flash floods after a heavy downpour.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Plain areas, the National Capital Region woke up to thundershower. The forecast says that the coming days will see more rains in the areas of Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon etc. In Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar, rescuers are still looking for survivors of the wall collapse. A PTI report says that a toddler was drowned in a drain Thane’s Ullhasnagar after flooding. The rain intensity in Mumbai, however, had reduced, providing relief to the people of the city, as 30 people have died in the downpour, but the rain has picked up again, and local transport services have been affected again, merely hours after they had returned to normal. Waterlogging has also occurred at some places in the city.

Delhi-NCR has also been witnessing severe waterlogging, to the extent that a bus heading to Faridabad got stuck in Prahladpur. A 27-year-old man drowned under waterlogged railway underpass in Pul Prahladpur area while filming the waterlogging in Delhi, ANI cited Delhi Police as saying.

Things, however, are not easing up for Uttarakhand as a cloudburst has hit Bhilangana block in Tehri Garhwal, leaving 4-5 houses damaged, according to ANI report. While rubble had entered some of the houses in Bal Ganga’s Med village due to the cloudburst, the District Disaster Management Officer, Brijesh Bhatt said that only one person has been hospitalised with minor injuries and no one else has been harmed. The officer added that the rubble destroyed some agricultural land.

Damages due to rains are being reported from several places in the country. While the Chandigarh-Manali NH-3 has been blocked due to landslide at Pandoh in Mandi district, a wall in UP’s Sitapur has collapsed, killing a mother-son duo.

In a positive development, a team of personnel from Kharghar fire station rescued as many as 120 people who had been stranded in different parts of Navi Mumbai due to heavy rainfall, as per ANI.

As heavy rains continue to lash in Maharashtra, a landslide occurred in Raigad district on Monday, but so far, no casualty has been reported. The landslide occurred on Dighi-Mangaon Road in Kudgaon village.

As far as the western parts of India are concerned, Rajasthan has been witnessing heavy to very heavy rains in several parts over the last 24 hours, with Behror in Alwar recording a maximum of 195 mm rainfall, an IMD report said on Monday. However, while rain may have brought relief to some in Rajasthan, it also led to waterlogging in many parts of Sawai Madhopur.

Meanwhile, parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh have also received light to moderate monsoon rains, while most parts of the western region of the state also witnessed monsoon showers on Monday, IMD said. Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning occurred at isolated places over the state, it said.

While officials are suspecting that three people have drowned in Raigad district due to the heavy rains that the region saw on Monday, the IMD has issued red alert for Mumbai and other Konkan region districts, warning of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours.

On Monday, portions of the temporary shed which covered the open area on the third floor of Ambience Mall in Haryana’s Gurugram have fallen down and the mall’s basement is also inundated following heavy rainfall in the area. The mall has been closed as a precautionary measure.

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