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Torrential rains lashed Mumbai, massive traffic jams in several areas, city is under “Orange alert”

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: While many parts of the country including Mumbai, Chennai and Assam are receiving rain, the weather has changed in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Sonipat, Gurugram and Faridabad. There are clouds in the sky. There was light rain this morning at many places in Noida.

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The Meteorological Department says that there may be rain in Delhi-NCR on Friday. At the same time, there was heavy rain in many parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai on Thursday night. After heavy rains in Mumbai, there has been waterlogging in Khodadad circle of Dadar. It is raining in Mumbai even today. Because of this, water has accumulated on the roads. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and other places. The Meteorological Department said that there will be heavy rain in these places on July 1 and 2. At the same time, after incessant rains in Chennai, there has been water logging in Anna Nagar area.

According to the information available on the website of the Meteorological Department, Delhi-NCR will remain cloudy on Friday with moderate rain. This cycle will continue till July 4. According to the Meteorological Department, there will be rain with strong winds on July 5 and 6. During this, the minimum temperature of Delhi will be 24 to 25 degree Celsius, while the maximum temperature is expected to be 32 to 36 degree Celsius. That is, people are expected to get relief from the heat.

The Meteorological Department said that the monsoon has reached Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Ladakh. Heavy rains may occur in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala till July 2. Heavy rains will continue in Karnataka for the next five days. At the same time, due to rain in Assam, many rivers of the state are in spate. There has been flood in many districts. Due to the floods, lakhs of people have left their homes and moved to safer places. According to the state government, many people have lost their lives in this disaster. Relief and rescue work is going on continuously.

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As heavy rains disrupted normal life, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert warning of heavy to very heavy showers at isolated places in the city and neighbouring districts for the next 24 hours. The weather department has also issued a yellow alert, predicting heavy rains at a few places in the city on July 1 and 2, an official said. The IMD Mumbai has forecast moderate to heavy rains with the possibility of “occasional intense spells” at isolated places in the city for 24 hours from Friday morning.

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