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Weather updates: 26 people died in Kerala and schools remain closed in Dehradun

Weather updates: The weather conditions have worsened throughout the country in the month of October. In Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh from north to south, torrential rains and sudden snowfall have disturbed life.

 Weather updates 26 people died in Kerala and schools remain closed in Dehradun

 

So far 26 people have died due to floods and landslides in Kerala due to heavy rains since Saturday. The two hill districts Kottayam and Idukki are the worst overripe.  Kottayam has the highest number of deaths at 11 and many houses have been washed away in the floods.

Incessant torrential rains have caused flooding in the areas of Courtallam Falls in Tenkasi district and Chinna Suruli Falls in Theni district. Forest department officials are laying siege to the waterfall areas to stop the people. South Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi are receiving heavy rains. According to the Meteorological Department, this rain is much more than the years 2019 and 2020.

Due to a strong Western Disturbance, heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms lashed many areas of Delhi-NCR and West Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Due to this, there was a situation of jam with water filling at places. However, due to heavy rains, Delhi’s maximum temperature fell by three notches to 30.4 degrees Celsius. Heavy rain also predicts in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on October 18 and 19. Along with issuing a red alert of rain in Uttarakhand, it has been decided to keep all government and private schools. Also, Anganwadi centers closed in Dehradun on Monday. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for October 18, while an orange alert has been issued for October 19.

 

PM Modi discussed the situation with Vijayan

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the devastation caused by the rains with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Prime Minister tweeted, “It is said that some people lost their lives in heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Officials are working on the ground to help the affected.

 

Ban on rain and snow yatra in Kedarnath

 

There was snowfall along with rain on the mountains around Kedarnath Dham on Sunday. It has rained at many places in the state. Kedarnath Yatra suspends till Monday due to bad weather. Devotees have stopped at Sonprayag and Gaurikund only. Thousands of pilgrims were present in Kedarnath, who were sent back after darshan.

Snowfall in Himachal, tourists will not be able to go to Rohtang for two days

 

In Himachal, tourists ban from visiting Rohtang for two days after snowfall on the peaks of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Lahaul-Spiti, Dhauladhar, and Chamba. However, the movement through the Atal Tunnel will remain smooth. After the snowfall of the season, the temperature has dropped by 8 degrees.

 Weather updates,Heavy rain is likely in Bengal and Odisha till October 20

 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that due to the formation of a low-pressure area over North Telangana and strong southeasterly wind from the Bay of Bengal, there is a possibility of heavy rains in West Bengal and Odisha till October 20.

 

The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea till Tuesday. Due to the influence of the Low-Pressure Area, wind speed reaching 40-50 km/h  gusting to 60 mph is very likely over North Bay of Bengal by October 19 over deep-sea areas. The Meteorological Department has warned of rising water levels in rivers. As well as waterlogging in low-lying areas, and landslides in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts due to rain.

 

In Odisha, already troubled due to heavy rains, the government has asked district officials to remain vigilant to keep a close watch on the situation. Sanjeev Bandopadhyay, deputy director of the Regional Meteorological Center, said that the rains could damage the paddy crop in the fields in the state. Paddy crop is ready to harvest in many districts of the state.

 

The southern districts of the state, including Howrah, Hooghly, and East Medinipur, have been flooded by recent rains. Bandopadhyay said that the southern districts of the state, including Kolkata, may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall from Sunday. Rain-related activity will intensify in the districts of North Bengal from Monday.

Meteorological inform for Weather updates

 

Sources in the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Office said that since Saturday, it has been raining intermittently in some parts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, and Jagatsinghpur. The IMD has forecast heavy rain and thundershowers in districts like Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Jajpur from Monday. The Special Relief Commissioner has directed all the District Magistrates to monitor the situation.

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