2:13 am - Thursday November 5, 2015

Flood threat in North India

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Moderate to heavy rain lashed most parts of north India triggering landslips and causing rivers across the region to flow close to the danger mark at several places.

Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand triggering landslips and sending major rivers into spate even as roads to Himalayan shrines remained blocked stalling the Chardham Yatra.

The threat of floods in the plains also loomed large with major rivers flowing close to the danger mark.

The Ganga at Rishikesh was flowing at 339.03 metres against the danger mark of 339.50 metres. At Haridwar, it was flowing at 292.50 metres less than a metre down the danger mark at 293 metres.

The Kumaon region in the State received heaviest rain with Nainital recording the highest at 85 mm.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed several places in Rajasthan with Churu recording 66.4 mm rainfall, the highest in the State.

Moderate to rather heavy rains occurred at many places over west Uttar Pradesh and at a few places over eastern parts of the Sstate in the last 24 hours.

Monsoon rains lashed several parts of Punjab and Haryana too with mercury plunging several notches below normal levels.

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