As incessant rains continued to batter Uttar Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department has predicted widespread rains in part of the state on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to conduct relief works in rain-hit districts, as per an official statement.
In its latest forecast issued at 8 am on Tuesday, the IMD predicted moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall over some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Heavy downpours over the past two days have led to waterlogging in Lucknow and adjoining regions, with schools remaining closed in the affected areas. In Barabanki and Lakhimpur Kheri districts, all schools (from pre-primary to class 12) will remain closed today in the wake of a weather warning by the IMD.
CM Adiyanath also ordered immediate relief measures and steps to clear the waterlogging. He instructed officials to keep a close watch on the rising water level of the rivers and issue alerts accordingly. Officials were directed to conduct the evaluation of the loss of crops due to the weather so that the affected farmers could be compensated accordingly.
It has been raining heavily in Lucknow since Sunday, inundating homes and shops, especially in low-lying areas. As the inclement weather persists, people in the affected areas have been advised to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines.
Meanwhile, in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, IMD had on Monday predicted heavy rain, with a high possibility of landslides after September 13, news agency ANI reported. The IMD has also issued orange and yellow alerts for three days after September 13 in the state.
“The monsoon will be active for the next week. There is a possibility of snowfall in the higher reaches. The landslide possibility is high in the region. Foggy weather will continue in Kangra Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Hamirpur districts of the state,” Surender Paul, head of IMD, Himachal Pradesh was quoted as saying by ANI.Heavy downpours over the past two days have led to waterlogging in Lucknow and adjoining regions, with schools remaining closed in the affected areas. (Express Photo)
Weather forecast and warnings:
Moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall activity is expected over eastern Uttar Pradesh during September 12-13 and Uttarakhand on September 13-15.
Moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and lightning with isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur over western Madhya Pradesh on September 15, eastern Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on September 12-15 and over Vidarbha on September 13-15.
Over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, light fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall activity is expected. Similar weather conditions are very likely to prevail over Bihar on September 12, over Odisha from September 12-15, over Jharkhand from September 13-15 and over Gangetic West Bengal on September 13-14.
Over Odisha, meanwhile, isolated very heavy rainfall is very likely during September 13-15.
Light fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall is expected over Kerala on September 12, coastal Andhra Pradesh on September 12-15 and over Telangana on September 14-15.
Over Goa, moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall is very likely. Similar weather conditions are very likely to prevail over ghat areas of Maharashtra on September 15.
Moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall activity is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on September 12; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during September 12-15.