Uttarakhand rains: Yellow alert issued in Rudraprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh for next 24 hrs
With the monsoon rains creating havoc in many Indian states, yellow alert has been issued in five districts of Uttarakhand - Rudraprayag , Tehri, Uttarkashi , Bageshwar and Pithoragarh, for the next 48 hours.
Few days back, heavy to very heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, especially those in Kumaon region, with Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district receiving the maximum of 222 mm of showers. The Ganga was flowing at 291.20 metres, around three metres beneath the danger mark.
The rain also left a number of roads in the state capital Dehradun waterlogged.
The weatherman attributed it to the presence of a trough extending from Punjab to south Assam in lower levels across Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and center of low pressure area over East Uttar Pradesh and strengthening of south westerly flow from Arabian Sea in lower levels which it said would enhance the moisture incursion over Uttarakhand.
The Kali and Gori rivers in Pithoragarh district were in spate, flowing just a few metres below the danger level at 888.70 and 604.55 metres respectively.