Met Department warns of another rain fury in Uttarakhand

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 July 2013, 02:16 PM

With rescue operations in their last leg in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, the Met office has forecasted another furious spell of rains from Thursday onwards. According to the Met, this spell would be similar to the June 16-17 deluge.

The New Delhi Met Department has said that heavy rains will pound the State from July 4-7. The seven-day forecast says the rains are expected to peak on July 5 and 6, when the "rainfall maximum" will be centred over Uttarakhand.

A total of 1,350 people have been evacuated from Badrinath while over 3,500 remain untraced. Meanwhile, a UN agency with some NGO has estimated that the number of missing could be over 11,000.

First Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 02:15 PM
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