Lucknow, July 7: A High alert has been sounded in 10 Uttar Pradesh districts after incessant rains over the last few days, the Met department informed on Friday.
The 10 districts include Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Barabanki, Budayun, Bareilly and Moradabad.
The weather office has warned of a heavy downpour at many other places on Friday.
Due to the heavy downpour, rivers including the Ganga, Yumuna, Saryu and Ghaghra, are flowing near the danger level and are likely to increase further. People residing in low-lying areas and river banks have been directed to relocate to higher areas, an official told IANS.
In the past 48-hours, heavy rains have lashed the central and eastern parts of the state resulting in water logging in cities and towns.
Maximum rains in the last 24-hours was recorded in Gorakhpur witnessing 25.8 mm of rains on a single day.
Heavy rainfall resulted in water logging in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur (06.07.17) pic.twitter.com/REiH4DPqC7
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Varanasiexperineced 15.2 mm, Bareilly 11.2 and Ghazipur 11.
The day temperatures went down by four notches owing to heavy rains across the state. The maximum temperature recorded was 29.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 23.7.
Humidity at most places was 100 per cent.
On Friday, after almost a week, people in the state capital woke up to a dry day.
However, there is the overcast sky in Lucknow and the Met has predicted moderate to very heavy rains in the day.