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Rains lash Himachal, Uttarakhand

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 25, 2017

Moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of north India triggering landslides in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and causing rivers across the region to flow close to the danger mark at several places.

People in Delhi were affected by extreme humidity which was recorded between 64 and 92 per cent, a day after the city experienced light showers.

Till 8.30 am today, 2.7 mm rains were recorded, the MeT office said.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, while the minimum settled at 25.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.

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

Chardham yatra remained affected with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri was blocked at a number of places.

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

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.

Alaknanda at Badrinath was flowing at 3,111.45 metres, less than two metres down the danger mark at 3,113 metres.

Kumaon region in the state received heaviest rains with Nainital recording the highest at 85 mm rains followed by Dharchula at 34 mm and Munsayari 19 mm.

Normal life was thrown out of gear in several parts of Himachal as heavy rains triggered landslides, uprooted trees and affected power supply in parts of Shimla.

Major rivers flowed above danger mark and people living along the banks and downstream the dams were asked to take necessary precautions and shift to safer places.

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