Heavy Rains lash Delhi, UP, Uttarakhand, Kerala; 3 killed in Odisha

New Delhi, July 22 :Heavy rains were received by the national capital, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand , Kerala  and Odisha on Sunday.

Three people were killed after heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha for the second day on Saturday, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order relief measures in the affected areas.

As the India Meteorological Department has forecast more rainfall in the next 24 hours, the chief minister took stock of the situation and asked state administration to undertake relief and rescue operation and ensure no loss of life in the calamity.Three people were killed after heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha for the second day on Saturday, rompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order relief measures in the affected areas.

Heavy rains have wrecked havoc in most parts of the country especially in Mumbai, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

While thunderstorm accompanied by heavy downpour are likely to occur in several parts of Uttar Pradesh in the next three hours, the meteorological department said on Sunday.

The humidity in Delhi was recorded at 94 per cent, a MeT department official said.

The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, recorded 7.9 mm rainfall till 8.30 AM.

Several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) also witnessed heavy rains on Saturday afternoon, even as humidity levels remained high.

The rains are expected to hit Meerut, Baghpat, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Amroha districts and adjoining areas.

The weather department had predicted that light to moderate showers, along with isolated heavy monsoon rains, will continue over the capital for the next two days.

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