Monsoon has already arrived and hence rain-related troubles, be it traffic jams, blockage of highways due to landslides or flooding of low-lying areas, have forced people to move to relief camps. The rains are expected to continue with no respite in sight. At present it is raining all over the country. From the mountains to the plains, from Kashmir to Kerala, clouds of disaster are raining. According to the Meteorological Department, there is an alert for heavy rains in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Although there are indications that from July 10, there may be a decrease in the intensity of rain.
It is also raining in the national capital Delhi and surrounding areas like Noida and Ghaziabad. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Sunday 9 July. There is a possibility of heavy rain with thunderstorm in Delhi today. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 30 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is expected to be around 24 degree Celsius. Yesterday, it rained heavily in Delhi since morning and continued till late night, resulting in water-logging at several places including CP and Pragati Maidan.
The weather is expected to improve after July 13. The Meteorological Department has also reported heavy rains at many places in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Meteorological Department, the rainy season is expected to continue in the state for the next five days. Today rain will continue in Uttar Pradesh as well. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for many districts. Along with this, a warning has been issued that there is a possibility of thunderstorm and rain at various places in western Uttar Pradesh. Light to heavy rain is expected in Karnataka till July 13. IMD has also issued an alert for Himachal Pradesh. Hundreds of people have been evacuated to safer places due to floods in Kerala.
There is a possibility of heavy rain and storm in different parts of Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat. Heavy rain with gusty winds very likely over Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Konkan-Malabar Coast, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, M.pur, Mizoram, Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal. Scattered rain is expected over Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Ganga-West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep and Andaman-Nicobar.