Delhi wakes up to light rains, avalanche warning issued in Uttarakhand

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2016 10:37 IST
Delhi woke up to light rains on Monday morning. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Delhiites woke up to light rains on Monday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while rains continued across hill tracts of Uttarakhand.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Delhi had received 0.3mm rainfall by 8.30am.

“There will be mist or haze in the morning (Delhi). Light rain with thundershowers is likely to occur in some areas in the morning or afternoon,” an official said.

Maximum temperature in the national capital is likely to hover around 29 degree Celsius, the official said.

The humidity at 8.30am was 88%, the Delhi weather office said.

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Sunday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 16.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above season’s average while the maximum temperature settled at 29.5 degrees Celsius.

Rains lash across Uttarakhand

The Met office said rains would continue in Uttarakhand, with possible hailstorm and snowfall in some areas of the state.

Lower Mall Road in Dehradun was overflowing with water after a sudden burst of heavy rain in the region. (HT Photo)

A landslide occurred at the Badrinath highway after it poured for over 24 hours, blocking traffic between Peepalkoti and Joshimath. Power cuts were reported from many parts of Uttarakhand.

The state government alerted district administrations of Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Chamoli after the defence ministry warned of possible avalanche in mountaineous regions.

Chief secretary Shatrughan Singh held a meeting on Sunday to monitor preparedness of the government in wake of the avalanche alert.

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