In Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, continuous rains have flooded many areas. About two lakh people have been affected by the floods in seven districts of Assam, as rains have been raining in most parts of the state since Tuesday. The same position also exists in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 229 villages in 17 revenue areas of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia have been affected by the floods. A total of 1,94,916 people have been affected by the floods and about 9,000 of them have taken shelter in 35 relief camps set up in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts.
The ASDMA said that about 1,007 hectares of crop area has been submerged due to torrents and about 16,500 domestic animals and poultry have been altered. Most of the rivers in the state are flowing above the danger mark Jiya Bharali and Brahmaputra in Sonitpur and Nematighat (Jorhat) respectively.
On Monday, three people belonging to the same family died due to a landslide in Arju village of Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. Large parts of the state have been affected by the continuous rains in the last few days.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs four lakh each to the kin of the deceased. He directed the district authorities to take people to safer areas to protect them from floods and landslides.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which issued a Red Alert with heavy rainfall forecast from 26 May to 28 May in Assam and Meghalaya, has predicted the condition of the three states to remain critical for the next few days.
Sweltering heat rains all over North India.
Many areas of north and west India, including Delhi NCR, are in the grip of heat. On Tuesday, the mercury reached near 50 degrees Celsius in Churu, Rajasthan.
- At the same time, the maximum temperature was recorded at 47.6 degrees Celsius in Palam centre of the national capital, while in most parts of the city, the maximum temperature was recorded up to 6 degrees above normal.
- According to the Meteorological Department, this summer heat will wreak havoc today i.e. Wednesday. However, it can bring some relief from it on Thursday.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature is 45 degrees for two consecutive days in the large region, while the heat is declared while the mercury is 47 degrees. According to the Meteorological Department, in a small area like Delhi, the temperature can be declared even if the temperature is 45 degrees a day.
Mercury ends 50 in Rajasthan
Many areas of Rajasthan are facing severe heatwave and mercury touched 50 degrees in Churu region. This is the second time in the last 10 years that Churu recorded such a high temperature in May. According to the Meteorological Department, on May 19, 2016, Churu recorded the highest temperature of 50.2 degree Celsius.
Delhi is also defenceless to heatstroke
After 18 years at Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory, the highest temperature for the month of May was recorded at 46 degree Celsius on Tuesday. People in Delhi are experiencing scorching heat and heat stroke and maximum temperatures were recorded at 6 degrees above normal in most places. At the same time, the temperature in the Palam area reached 47.6 degree Celsius. Delhi too is in the grip of heatstroke.
Even in Uttar Pradesh, temperature crosses 47
According to the Meteorological Department, heatwave continues in many areas of Uttar Pradesh. Prayagraj was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 47.1 degrees. The department said that the outbreak of heatwave will continue for three to four days in the state.
The weather office said that the scorching heat will continue in some areas of Uttar Pradesh. In some parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, there will be a severe heatwave. According to the office, Prayagraj was the hottest place in the state with 47.1 degree Celsius. In Gorakhpur and Ayodhya Mandals, there has been a rapid increase in day temperature. The Met Office said that temperatures in Varanasi and other divisions including Ayodhya division were above normal.