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Delhi wakes up to rain lashes several parts of the city; Yellow alert issued

It has been raining heavily in Delhi NCR since this morning and the Meteorological Department predicts that like Saturday, the people of the capital will not get relief from the rain.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Delhittes woke up to gloomy weather with rains lashing several parts of the national capital region on Sunday. The Meteorological Department estimates that heavy rains will continue in Delhi even today and an orange alert has been issued for this. That is, the people of Delhi will not get relief from rain for the time being. Significantly, the rain in Delhi on Saturday broke the record of the last 10 years. Delhi recorded 126.1 mm of rain from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm on Saturday and the temperature was eight notches below normal during this period. An ‘Orange’ alert was issued for heavy rain on Saturday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Sunday.

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Just a day earlier, the national capital received 126.1 mm rainfall between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. — the highest-ever in a day since 133.4 mm recorded on July 10, 2023, an official said, adding the city had logged an all-time high of 266.2 mm on July 21, 1958.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded in Udhampur on Saturday after the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed on account of bad weather.

Earlier, on Saturday, a road connecting Tunnel 3 and 5 in the Ramban district was damaged following a landslide.

IMD forecast for different states-
There is a possibility of heavy rains in UP for the next 4 days. Rain has been recorded in almost all the districts here. In the last 24 hours, the state has received 11 mm of rain, which is 17 per cent more than normal. A similar atmosphere may prevail in the state till July 14.

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There is a possibility of heavy rains in North Bihar from July 9 to 12. During this, there will be lightning along with thunder. Orange alert has been issued for 5 districts and yellow alert for 5 districts here. On the other hand, there is a possibility of light to moderate rains in South Bihar.

The India Meteorological Department on Saturday warned of flash floods and avalanches in Lahaul and Spiti districts. “There is a high possibility of flash floods and avalanches due to incessant and heavy rains in Lahaul and Spiti district,” said an official statement from the National Weather Forecaster.

For Himachal Pradesh, on Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department issued a Red Alert for 7 districts and Orange Alert for 3 districts of the state for the next 48 hours. The IMD also issued an alert for flash floods, landslides and rock fall in the state.

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