NDRF teams deployed in Bihar as monsoon rains continue in north India

New Delhi: The spell of monsoon rains continued intermittently in northern and eastern states even as NDRF teams were deployed in areas facing a flood threat in Bihar.

In Uttar Pradesh, a 30-year-old man was killed when a false ceiling collapsed on him in Barananki district that got moderate rains. Scattered rainfall was recorded in areas including Mirzapur, Varanasi, Bareilly, Churk and Gorawal.

Representational Image. Reuters

Representational Image. Reuters

The MeT office said heavy rains are likely to hit a few areas in the state on Wednesday.

The national capital had sporadic rains. The maximum temperature hovered below normal level but high humidity, which shot up to 89 percent, troubled the residents in the city, which may receive rains on Wednesday.

The three other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded maximum temperatures of 29.4, 36.7 and 29.4 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has warned of "extremely heavy rains" in east Madhya Pradesh and very heavy rains in Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

NDRF teams have been deployed in Bihar's Gopalganj and Darbhanga districts to tackle a possible flood situation in the wake of heavy rains in the state. The disaster response force is also camping in Muzaffarpur, Supual and Deedarganj.

Heavy rains have lashed the state for two consecutive days. Gaya was the wettest place, receiving 91.4 mm of rains while Bhagalpur got 76.1 mm and Patna 56.3 mm of rainfall.

Fluctuating weather conditions were witnessed in Rajasthan that gauged moderate to heavy rains and a rise in the maximum temperature.

Sri Ganganagar recorded the maximum temperature at 41.7 degrees, followed by Churu at 41, Bikaner 40.1 and Jaisalmer 40 degree Celsius. The weatherman said heavy rains are likely in the state on Wednesday.

Updated Date: Jul 05, 2016 20:26 PM

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