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Heavy rain alert issued for various districts today

Sunday, 18 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Most parts of the state are likely to experience a rainy Sunday. The State meteorological centre has issued an alert about the possibility of heavy rainfall at a few places with very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated place in districts of Kumaon region on Sunday. Further, heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at isolated places in Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Dehradun and Pauri districts of the state today, the meteorological centre warned. Apart from this, light to moderate rain/thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in the state on Sunday.

For the provisional state capital Dehradun, the meteorological centre has forecast the possibility of heavy rain/thundershowers with the maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be about 29 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius respectively. The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at various places on Saturday were 30.6 degrees Celsius and 23.5 degrees Celsius respectively in Dehradun, 35.5 degrees Celsius and 25.5 degrees Celsius in Pantnagar, 21.8 degrees Celsius and 15.5 degrees Celsius in Mukteshwar and 25 degrees Celsius and 19.2 degrees Celsius respectively in New Tehri.

Meanwhile, according to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) a number of roads have remained blocked in various districts following rains and landslides among other factors. In Chamoli district while the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway 58 is open for traffic, eight rural motor roads are blocked. Six rural motor roads are closed to traffic in Dehradun district whereas two state roads and five rural motor roads are blocked in Pauri district. In Uttarkashi district, the Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway 108 and Rishikesh-Yamunotri national highway 94 are open while two rural motor roads are blocked. Similarly, four rural motor roads are blocked in the Tehri district. In the Kumaon region, three rural motor roads are blocked in Bageshwar district while six rural motor roads are blocked in Champawat district. In the Pithoragarh district two border roads and six rural motor roads are blocked. Efforts are underway to restore traffic flow on all the blocked roads.

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