Heavy rainfall have been predicted by the Meteorological Department in many areas of 16 states, including the national capital, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Several parts of the country sufferred monsoon havoc. Kerala suffered its worst floods that left 13 of the 14 districts submerged and over 370 people dead in the deadly deluge.
Rain alert in the next couple of days have been issued in some areas of Uttrakhand, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura, as per the latest forecast by the Meteorological Department on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh government has ordered the closure of schools and colleges in the Kangra district amid alert of heavy rainfall.
Some areas of Delhi-NCR also received light rainfall on Friday morning. Earlier on Thursday, poring rain lashed the national capital. Daily commuters suffered flooded road and traffic jam.
Meanwhile, Dharamshala has recorded its highest rainfall for a 24-hour period in August in the last 60 years, the MeT said on Friday. It said the place received 292.4 millimetres rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am. The earlier record for the month was 316.4 mm of rainfall in 24 hours on August 6, 1958, Met centre director Manmohan Singh said.