Assam flood situation improves, rivers in spate in Uttar Pradesh
Rains lashed many parts of the country on Saturday including Uttar Pradesh, where the rivers are in spate, even as the flood situation in Assam improved marginally.
The flood situation in Assam, where 3.83 lakh people have been affected, a woman died from electrocution taking the toll in flood-related cases to 25. Till Friday, 4.26 lakh people were affected in the floods. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 932 villages were still inundated.
Water of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark is some areas, including Nimatighat in Jorhat, Goalpara and Dhubri towns.
With rains continuing in Uttar Pradesh and the rivers in spate, water has started entering the villages in some parts of the state. Waters of the Ghaghra river has crossed the red mark and entered some villages in Gonda district.
Day temperatures stayed within normal limits in most parts of Punjab and Haryana while the weatherman has predicted rain or thundershowers at a few places in both the states over the next two days.
Chandigarh, the joint capital of the two states, recorded a high of 36.8 degrees Celsius.
In Haryana, Ambala and Hisar registered maximum temperatures of 36.7 degrees Celsius and 36.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Amritsar in Punjab recorded a high of 36.5 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana and Patiala witnessed maximums of 36.1 degrees Celsius and 37.1 degrees Celsius.
In Rajasthan, Churu recorded a high of 42 degrees Celsius while the eastern parts of the state too recorded above-normal temperatures.
The weather remained dry in most parts of the Himachal Pradesh with day temperatures rising by a few degrees and people in lower areas reeling under sultry conditions.
Nagarota Surian received 13 mm of rains followed by Pacchad 9 mm and Dehra Gopipur 7 mm of precipitation.
Una recorded a high of 38 degrees Celsius while Sundernagar registered 34.1 degrees Celsius, Kangra 33.3 degrees Celsius and Bhuntar 33.2 degrees Celsius.