Heavy rains affect normal life in Maharashtra, flood situation eases in Assam, WB

In Bihar, the flood-related death toll rose to 89 with 25 casualties being reported today as 33 lakh people in 14 districts.

Published: 05th August 2016 09:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2016 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

Assam floods hit 12 lakh, inundate
By PTI

NEW DELHI: Heavy rains pounded Maharashtra affecting normal life in Mumbai where train services were disrupted due to waterlogging while the toll in Bihar flood rose to 89 with 25 more deaths reported today even as the flood situation eased in parts of Assam and West Bengal.

Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast at a few places over Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

The national capital witnessed a sultry day with the mercury settling at 36.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal for this time of the year.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius and the weatherman has predicted sultry day tomorrow with no possibility of rain.

In Maharashtra, incessant rains since the wee hours threw normal life out of gear in Mumbai and adjoining areas with the Central Railway's suburban services disrupted due to waterlogging of tracks at some places.

Three more bodies were today spotted in Savitri river as heavy rains hampered the search operations launched after two buses and some private vehicles were swept away following collapse of a British-era bridge in Raigad district.

During the last 24 hours, several areas in the state received heavy rains - Mahabaleshwar (159.6 mm), Radhanagari in Kolhapur (128) mm, Poladpur in Raigad (84mm), Matheran (72mm), Ratnagiri (71.8 mm) and Harnai weather station recorded 81.7 mm rainfall.

In Bihar, the flood-related death toll rose to 89 with 25 casualties being reported today as 33 lakh people in 14 districts.

Ganga and Ghaghra rivers are flowing above danger mark in Kahalgaon (Bhagalpur) and in Siwan district respectively.

Rohtas district received heavy rainfall even as other regions witnessed light to moderate showers.

The flood situation showed signs of easing in Assam with water levels of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries falling gradually even as 1.27 lakh people in ten districts remained affected by the calamity.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in Dhubri district. The number of relief camps has also come down to 44 with 14,398 people taking shelter there.

In West Bengal, cloudy sky accompanied by a few spells of rain helped keep day temperatures low with Burdwan recording the highest rainfall of 27.8 mm since yesterday morning.

The flood situation improved as districts of Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri, which have been receiving heavy rains for several days in many places in the Terai and plains of North Bengal, went dry for the second consecutive day.

Parts of Uttar Pradesh received light to moderate rainfall as southwest monsoon remained weak over the state.

Lalitpur and Mauranipur received the maximum of 2 cm rainfall each followed by Mirzapur and Kirawali which received 1 cm rainfall each.

In Rajasthan, Mandalgarh in Bhilwara district received 11 cm of rainfall while Tonk, Kota and Bijoliya in Bhilwara witnessed 7 cm each in 24 hours since yesterday morning.

From this morning, Barmer has recieved 27 mm rains, Jaiselmer 2 mm, Ajmer 0.2 mm and heavy rainfall is been forecast for tomorrow in isolated areas.

Rains today lashed several areas in Punjab and Haryana even as maximum temperatures hovered a few notches above normal in most parts of the two states, with Chandigarh receiving 3.3 mm rainfall.

The flood situation showed signs of easing in Assam with water levels of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries falling gradually even as 1.27 lakh people in ten districts remained affected by the calamity.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in Dhubri district. The number of relief camps has also come down to 44 with 14,398 people taking shelter there.

In West Bengal, cloudy sky accompanied by a few spells of rain helped keep day temperatures low with Burdwan recording the highest rainfall of 27.8 mm since yesterday morning.

The flood situation improved as districts of Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri, which have been receiving heavy rains for several days in many places in the Terai and plains of North Bengal, went dry for the second consecutive day.

Parts of Uttar Pradesh received light to moderate rainfall as southwest monsoon remained weak over the state.

Lalitpur and Mauranipur received the maximum of 2 cm rainfall each followed by Mirzapur and Kirawali which received 1 cm rainfall each.

In Rajasthan, Mandalgarh in Bhilwara district received 11 cm of rainfall while Tonk, Kota and Bijoliya in Bhilwara witnessed 7 cm each in 24 hours since yesterday morning.

From this morning, Barmer has recieved 27 mm rains, Jaiselmer 2 mm, Ajmer 0.2 mm and heavy rainfall is been forecast for tomorrow in isolated areas.

Rains today lashed several areas in Punjab and Haryana even as maximum temperatures hovered a few notches above normal in most parts of the two states, with Chandigarh receiving 3.3 mm rainfall.

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