Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast at isolated places in Uttarkashi, Tehri, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, and Nainital districts during next 48 hours

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Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Uttarkashi, Tehri, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, and Nainital districts during next 48 hours while heavy rainfall at isolated places in remaining districts of Uttarakhand during next 48 hours.

The heavy to very heavy rainfall reported in the higher mountainous reaches while moderate rainfall in plains of the state brought the maximum temperatures dip by few degrees in the provisional state capital and other parts of the state. Following this, there is a good possibility of land slide/road block especially in vulnerable areas in hills of Uttarakhand.

The commuters/pilgrims and transporters ferrying the people in the region are advised to be vigilant/cautious and cooperate closely with the administrative authorities.

Meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said that very light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in Uttarakhand. Heavy to very heavy rainfall reported at isolated places in the state. Over the past 24 hours by 8.30 am on Sunday, 150 mm rainfall was reported in Jollygrant, 110 mm in Purola and Roorkee; 100 mm in Mussorrie, 90 mm inDehradun, Deoprayag, 70 mm in Lakshar, Barkot, Haridwar Tuini, Uttarkashi; 60 mm in Tehri; 50 mm in Dunda; 40 mm in Jakholi, Bhatwari; 30 mm in Gairsain, Bageshwar, Garur, Lansdown and Ukhimath.

He said that light to moderate rain/thunder showers is likely to occur at most places in Uttarakhand on Monday. Residents of the state capital faced inconvenience due to rain being reported throughout the day on Saturday. Water logging situation was witnessed in low lying areas of the city. Cloudy sky was witnessed throughout the day in Dehradun city on Sunday. Following rainfall in Dehradun, many nallahs were found chocked and commuters faced with water logging and slippery conditions on various roads and this has exposed district administration’s preparation of monsoon season.

The highest maximum temperature 31.1°C in the state was recorded at Jaspur while lowest minimum temperature 15.5°Cat Mukteshwar. The five shrines -Gangotri, Yamunotri,Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib- received heavy rain over the past 24 hours on Sunday morning.

The weather forecast for Sunday in Dehradun is generally cloudy sky and few spells of rain/thunder showers at isolated place. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 27ºC and 22ºC respectively in Dehradun on Sunday.

While the maximum temperature settled at 24.7 degree Celsius five notches below the normal the minimum hovered at 22.9 degree Celsius, normal in the city on the day on Saturday.

As per the weather report sent by the Met department, in Pantnagar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 27.8 degree Celsius, three notches below the normal, and 25.0 degree Celsius, normal respectively. In Mukteshwar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 16.7 degree Celsius, five notches below the normal, and 15.5 degree Celsius, two notches above the normal, he said, adding in Tehri, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded were 18.8 degree Celsius and 17.6 degree Celsius respectively.

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