The IMD issued an orange alert warning heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Madhya Pradesh till Tuesday morning even as showers continue to lash several areas in the state.
Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram are some of the districts where a yellow alert has been issued for tomorrow.
“The southwest monsoon is active now. It has covered the whole of Maharashtra including Mumbai. Monsoon has also arrived in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and parts of Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu. It will move forward in the next two days and will cover other parts also,” Dr Mrityunjay Mohapatra said.
India Meteorological Department on Monday issued yellow alert in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad districts of Kerala.
Mandi-Kullu highway, which was blocked due to a landslide near 7 Mile in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, has been opened after almost 20 hours amid heavy rainfall in the state.
The 250-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked due to multiple landslides amid heavy rainfall in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
A total of 301 roads are closed in Himachal Pradesh following heavy rains, while 140 power transformers are disrupted.
“The impact of low pressure area over Odisha will continue during the next 24 hours. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall alert has been issued for several districts across Odisha,” Regional Bhubaneswar MeT Office said Monday.
“Light to moderate rainfall likely in several districts including Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur in the coming days,” said IMD.
“Yesterday, the monsoon covered most parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Haryana. Today, it covered some more parts of Gujarat, Haryana & Punjab. Monsoon has covered most parts of the country now,” said IMD.
“It has rained extensively in the last 48 hours. Mandi district has received maximum rainfall in the last 24 hours. It is still raining. This situation will remain for about 4-5 days. Orange alert has been issued for today and tomorrow,” said IMD on Monday.
Six people died and around 10 people have been injured in heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, news agency ANI reported.
The monsoon covered both Delhi and Mumbai together for the first time since June 21, 1961 on Sunday.
As Mumbai reels with waterlogging and other rain related issues following the arrival of monsoon, the weather department has predicted more showers over the next one day with a possibility of occasional intense rain spells.
District administration Ramban of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered for closure of all schools, upto class 10 for the day amid ongoing heavy rains across the district, reported PTI.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban, Mussarat Islam ordered the closure of the schools up to class 10.
However, teachers will attend to their duties.
Monsoon has arrived in Madhya Pradesh and an alert for heavy rains has been issued in some parts of the state.
“Monsoon has arrived in Madhya Pradesh. There is a possibility of heavy rains in Bhopal, Katni, Raisen, Vidisha, Narmadapuram, Jabalpur, Shahdol, Seoni, Sagar, Sehore, Chhindwara, Balaghat and Betul on Monday,” said Pramendra Kumar, Meteorologist, IMD Bhopal told PTI.
According to the met office, Betul recorded the highest rainfall of 120.6 mm while Gwalior recorded the minimum rainfall which is 0.1mm in the last 24 hours.
Hundreds of commuters were stranded near Aut in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district as the Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked following flash floods and landslides, officials said on Monday.
Flash floods were witnessed in Khotinallah near Aut on the Pandoh-Kullu stretch due to a heavy downpour and the commuters have been stranded since Sunday evening.
Several parts of Punjab and Haryana were lashed by rain during the past 24 hours, the weather office said on Monday.
In the 24 hours ended at 8.30 am, Haryana’s Rohtak received 96.3 mm rainfall. It was followed by Narnaul (24 mm), Karnal (22.1 mm), Kurukshetra (19.5 mm), Gurugram (9.5 mm), Ambala (7.4 mm), Sirsa (4.9 mm) and Bhiwani (1.7 mm), according to a Met office report.
A second incident of house collapse has happened in Ghatkopar East since Yesterday.
Four persons were injured today after a part of first floor collapsed in Ramabai Ambedkar Colony in Ghatkopar East.
Onkar Chand Sharma, principal secretary of Himachal Pradesh’s disaster management informed that 151 DTR has been disrupted. 6 water supply schemes have also been affected. Several tourists have been rescued with the help of the locals. “We request all the tourists coming here to follow all the necessary guidelines issued by the state govt and Disaster Management,” he added.
“As were reports due to heavy rain at several locations of the state, six people have died till now and around 10 people are injured. 303 animals have died. The complete report is still awaited. The loss due to rain is expected to be ₹3 crore. 124 roads have been damaged which includes two national highways,” Onkar Chand Sharma, Principal Secretary, Disaster Management of Himachal Pradesh told ANI.
Parts of Jammu and Kashmir received rainfall this morning. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Srinagar to receive thunderstorm with rain today.
A 40-foot-long wall collapsed in Thane West on Monday following incessant rainfall in the last 24 hours. The incident happened behind Vivian Mall in Vartak Nagar area and no injuries have been reported.