Weather updates in India due to heavy rainfalls

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A few group are dreaded dead after huge rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu occurred in the extremely early times of Wednesday. Rescue operations are in process in the affected areas to pull out those trapped.

Elsewhere in the world, downpours keep on beating Mumbai prompting enormous waterlogging and traffic growls in the city and its adjoining areas. Ordinary life was hit in the city on Tuesday and not a single prompt break was to be found as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has anticipated moderate to heavy rains in Mumbai and today rural areas too, with a possibility of very heavy showers at isolated places, said civic officials.

With Tuesday’s storm, Mumbai has recorded 69.41 percent (594 mm) of the typical July precipitation (855.7 mm) in the initial five days of the month.

Going toward the South, the IMD has given an orange alert in six areas in Kerala for precipitation. The orange alert has been given for Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasaragod areas.

On the other hand, a holiday has been announced for all Anganwadi Centres, schools, PU, and degree colleges in the Dakshina Kannada district today due to heavy rainfall. An orange alert has also been issued in coastal areas of Karnataka.

In Delhi, meanwhile, conditions prevailed with the city receiving ‘very low’ rainfall for the last few days after recording very heavy’ rainfall of 117.2mm on the first day of the monsoon a few days ago.

While the IMD said light rains are expected for the next seven days, heavy rain is likely to happen on Thursday. The met department has issued an ‘orange’ alert for Thursday with a prediction of ‘moderate’ rain.