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Houses damaged, cracks on roads as quake hits Mizoram
Source: PTI - Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: June 22, 2020 12:18 IST


An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Mizoram in the early hours of Monday, causing damage to houses and cracks on roads at several places, an official said.



No casualties have been reported, the official of the state Geology and Mineral Resource Department said.

Quoting the National Centre for Seismology, the official said the earthquake happened at 4.10 am and the epicentre was at Zokhawthar in Champhai district on the India-Myanmar border.

The tremors were felt in several parts of the state, including state capital Aizawl, he said.

Several houses and buildings, including a church at Zokhawthar in Khawbunga, in Champhai district have been partly damaged due to the quake, he said.

The quake also caused cracks on highways and roads at several places, he added.

The full extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained, the official said.

The depth of the quake was 20 km while the coordinates of the epicentre are 23.22 (latitude) and 93.24 (longitude), it said.

An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude also hit the state on Sunday around 4.10 pm, and another of 4.6 magnitude on June 18.






Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga of all possible support from the Centre after the earthquake hit the northeastern state.

"Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Zoramthanga Ji, on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre," the prime minister tweeted.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah too spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and took stock of the situation in the northeastern state after it was jolted by an earthquake.

The home minister also assured the chief minister of all possible help from the central government to deal with the situation.

"I have spoken to Shri @ZoramthangaCM ji, Chief Minister of Mizoram, to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the state. I assured him all possible support from the central government. Praying for everyone's safety and well-being," Shah tweeted.

Houses damaged, cracks on roads as quake hits Mizoram
 

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Earthquake in Delhi may claim 8 million lives, warns expert
By Rashme Sehgal
April 29, 2015 09:43 IST




Image: The destruction caused by the earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters



Indian cities will go down like a pack of cards if hit by a powerful earthquake, seismologists tell Rashme Sehgal.

This is a catastrophe waiting to happen. India has among the most densely populated cities in the world. Unfortunately, it also has some of the most poorly designed buildings. This makes 70 per cent of the urban population vulnerable to earthquakes.
Dr Harsh Gupta, India’s preeminent earthquake specialist and former member of the National Disaster Management Authority, pointed out that the recent Kathmandu earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale released energy which was the equivalent of 700 Hiroshima bombs.
“With the epicentre of the Nepal earthquake located 80 km away from Kathmandu and with the temblor being relatively shallow in nature, this energy was relatively dissipated by the time it reached Nepal’s capital city. The lives lost have therefore been fewer and are presently between 4,000 and 5,000 people but is likely to go up to 10,000,” said Gupta.
By contrast, the Muzaffarabad earthquake in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in the year 2005 claimed 75,000 lives while the Sichuan earthquake in China in 2009 claimed over 95,000 lives, said Gupta.

Gupta fears the worst for Indian cities, with over 344 towns presently falling in the high risk category of Zone 5. “An earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale is equivalent to the unleashing of 27,000 Hiroshima bombs with its aftershocks carrying on for several years,” he said.
Experts, however, warn that even an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale will result in the destruction of 70 per cent of India. “I see eight million Delhi-ites dead if we have an earthquake of the same magnitude,” warned leading Delhi-based town planner Sudhir Vora.
These details are further corroborated by former vice chairman of the NDMA, Dr Shashidhar Reddy, who has warned that the 344 cities highlighted by Gupta remain extremely vulnerable to temblors and therefore “dangerous” to live in.
Reddy pointed out, “Another 813 Indian cities, including seven out of 24 metros with populations in excess of two lakh, fall under the Zone 4 category. These metros include Delhi, Patna, Thane, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Meerut and Faridabad. All these cities are extremely high risk.”
Delhi is among the most risk-prone because its population is presently touching almost 20 million.
A statutory mapping has been done of all these cities by different urban bodies belonging to both the central and state governments. “In each city, the structure of the soil varies in different parts of the city. In Delhi, trans-Jamuna has a sandy soil which is not safe for high rise constructions. So trans-Jamuna remains unsafe as compared to houses built in the Ridge area. Unfortunately, despite having building codes in place, these are not being implemented. Houses in Delhi and in many other cities are often constructed overnight using three-inch brick walls which will not be able to absorb even a temblor after shock,” Gupta added.
He cited the example of the Chamoli earthquake which took place in Uttarakhand in 1999, causing cracks to appear in several buildings in the capital.
The NDMA has released statistics that show that at present only three per cent of buildings use concrete while 85 per cent of buildings are using brick and stone with no steel reinforcements.
This country-wide survey of the NDMA highlights how even new buildings in a city like Ahmedabad do not have seismic retro-fitting. The survey further highlighted that out of 8.22 lakh engineers and architects in India, only 14,700 admit to being trained in safe seismic engineering. Of an estimated 32 lakh masons, only 34,000 were found to have any knowledge of seismic design.
Vora warned that with the constant movement of tectonic plates of the entire Himalayan range pushing upwards against the Eurasian plate at the rate of one centimetre a year, the enormous pressure being built is going to result in frequent earthquakes.
“We have been witnessing a series of earthquakes in the last two decades. Two occurred recently in Afghanistan, Muzaffarabad, Chamoli in Uttarakhand, Bhuj in Gujarat, Latur in Maharashtra and more recently two in Sikkim. There were fewer deaths in Sikkim because the population density of northern Sikkim is miniscule as compared to the population of our major metros,” said Vora who regretted that Indians refuse to implement even the most basic building codes.
“We are sanctioning unauthorised colonies which is also a recipe of disaster because no norms have been followed in their construction. The government talks of the retrofitting of unauthorised colonies. Retrofitting means strengthening their foundations but if the buniyaad is poor, then how can retrofitting take place?” Vora asked.
“There are no regulatory norms being enforced on the powerful builder lobby either,” Vora warned.
The Nepal earthquake has once again brought to the forefront the adage that earthquakes do not kill, unsafe buildings kill people.
It was keeping this in mind that the NDMA had planned to kick-start a National Earthquake Risk Mitigation project to make all new buildings disaster-resistant and also to retrofit old buildings early this year.
"The scheme has yet to take off,” said Reddy, who has frequently voiced concern at how new multi-storied constructions are being built on stilts in order to provide for parking. “Stilts around the world have been found to be unsuitable for earthquake zones. And yet we have given them the green signal,” he lamented.
In Nepal, houses were largely of unreinforced masonry which is why they were destroyed. By contrast, Japan, which witnesses several temblors every year, is extremely strict in observing building codes. Buildings are made quake-resilient with reinforced walls, and foundation slabs of a certain thickness are mandatory making them leaders in earthquake-proof structures.




The ministry of home affairs, under which NDMA falls, is planning to launch a campaign to create public awareness about the need for quake-resistant buildings. The Supreme Court had also mandated that all five-storey buildings and above housing more than 100 people must have an engraved metal plate to ensure it is earthquake resistant. Experts warn that unless the National Building Code is not strictly implemented, India can go the Nepal way if hit by a major earthquake in the near future.




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Delhi Receives Light Showers as Monsoon Clouds Arrive, Onset to be Declared Tomorrow: IMD

The precipitation brought the mercury down. However, the humidity levels shot up to 100 percent due to the rains, causing inconvenience to the residents.

UPDATED ON: JUNE 24, 2020, 9:17 PM IST

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The national capital recorded light rains on Wednesday as the monsoon reached the doorstep of the city.

The precipitation brought the mercury down. However, the humidity levels shot up to 100 percent due to the rains, causing inconvenience to the residents.

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The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 14.6 mm rainfall and a maximum of 34.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

"Monsoon clouds are at the doorstep of Delhi. A few places witnessed rains. As predicted, the onset of the monsoon in the city will be declared on Thursday," IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.





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Monsoon covers Uttarakhand, J&K, Ladakh; Assam flood situation grim

Several states in north India received rain on Wednesday as the Monsoon fully covered Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, even as the flood situation in Assam remained grim with one more death taking the toll to 12.

[https://resize]Dibrugarh: CRPF personnel stand guard submerged in floodwaters at CRPF (171) quarter following heavy monsoon rain, Dibrugarh, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

PTI New Delhi June 24, 2020 22:23 IST

Several states in north India received rain on Wednesday as the Monsoon fully covered Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, even as the flood situation in Assam remained grim with one more death taking the toll to 12.

The national capital too recorded light rains on Wednesday, as the monsoon reached the doorstep of the city.

"Monsoon clouds are at the doorstep of Delhi. A few places witnessed rains. As predicted, the onset of the monsoon in the city will be declared on Thursday," IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 14.6 mm rainfall and a maximum temperature of 34.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

However, the humidity levels shot up to 100 percent due to the rains, causing inconvenience to the residents.

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, said monsoon clouds led to rains in parts of Delhi on Wednesday. However, the onset will be declared on Thursday only.

Normally, the wind system reaches Delhi on June 27.

The flood situation in Assam, meanwhile, remained grim on Wednesday, with the deluge killing one more person and affecting 38,000 people in five districts of the state.

The fresh death was reported in Sivasagar district, taking the death toll in this year's floods in the state to 12, as per the daily flood report issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

[https://resize]Dibrugarh: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel prepare food inside a flooded CRPF headquarter following heavy Monsoon rain in the area, in Dibrugarh district, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Around 38,000 people have been affected due to the floods in Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts, it said.

Dhemaji has been the worst-hit with 15,000 affected people, followed by Dibrugarh with 11,000 and Sivasagar with 10,000 people suffering due to the deluge.

The monsoon also advanced into northern parts of Punjab, bringing rains and causing temperatures to drop, a Meteorological Department official said in Chandigarh.

Rain also lashed parts of neighbouring Haryana.

Normally, monsoon arrives in Punjab and Haryana in the first week of July.

"The monsoon has advanced into northern parts of Punjab, and Chandigarh. Conditions are favourable for its further advancement into most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Thursday," a Meteorological Department official said in Chandigarh.

The monsoon has advanced into the entire Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, the IMD said.

In Punjab, Patiala and Amritsar recorded maximum temperatures of 34.7 degrees Celsius and 35.2 degrees Celsius, respectively, both three notches below normal.

Ludhiana recorded a high of 34.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.

Heavy rains also lashed Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, in the afternoon. The maximum temperature in the city settled at 33.3 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

In Haryana, Narnaul recorded a high of 31.4 degrees Celsius, 10 notches below normal, after the rains.

In Ambala, the mercury settled at 33.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal, after light rains.

Karnal recorded a maximum temperature of 33.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal. Hisar's recorded a high of 38.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.

During the next two days, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely in many parts of Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, according to the weather department.

It has forecast heavy showers at isolated parts in north Haryana and Punjab during this period.

“Conditions have become favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Rajasthan, remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, most parts of Haryana and Punjab during next 24 hours,” the IMD said in its update at 5 pm Wednesday.

Most parts of Himachal Pradesh received rainfall on Wednesday as the southwest monsoon made its foray into the state, about a week early compared to the last year, the meteorological department in the state said.

The maximum temperatures in the state dropped by 2-3 notches as several parts of the state received light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday, it said. The highest temperature in the state was recorded at Bilaspur at 34.5.

The monsoon hit Rajasthan, covering 14 districts, a day prior to its usual date of arrival.

"Conditions are favourable this time and therefore, the monsoon has covered over 14 districts of Rajasthan on the first day of its arrival today. Monsoon is likely to be good this time,” an official of the meteorological department in the state said.

Monsoon has covered districts in western and eastern parts of the state. These include Jaisalmer, Barmer, Sirohi, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Jhalwara, Kota, Bundi and Baran.

This is the third time in a decade when monsoon has hit the state before its normal time.

Monsoon normally enters Rajasthan on June 25, as per the MeT.

Rains lashed several parts of the state, with Kota recording 13.6 mm of rainfall, followed by 6.1 mm at Jodhpur, 2.8 mm in Dabok and 0.7 mm in Jaipur. Light rainfall was recorded in Ajmer.

The monsoon has been normal in Uttar Pradesh so far, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said on Wednesday.

Light to moderate rain/thundershowers occurred at many places in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and at a few places in the western part of the state, according to the MeT Department.

Heavy rain occurred at isolated places in the state.



 

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IMD issues 'orange' alert for northern states, including Delhi ahead of monsoon

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Updated Jun 24, 2020 | 18:20 IST

The bureau has four colour-coded warnings as per the intensity of any weather system -- green, yellow, orange and the last one being red. Orange alert is given to prepare the authorities.

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'Orange' alert for northern states ahead of monsoon

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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for a few northern states, including the national capital, on Wednesday. The weather bureau also predicted that the monsoon would hit the region in 48 hours.

"Conditions are favourable for advancement of monsoon into the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, entire western Himalayan region, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan during the next 48 hours," stated the IMD in its daily bulletin.

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The bureau has four colour-coded warnings as per the intensity of any weather system -- green, yellow, orange and the last one being red. Orange alert is given to prepare the authorities. The forecast during this warning is of heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Parts of the capital city witnessed rainfall on Wednesday morning. The IMD has predicted "generally cloudy sky with moderate rain" for the next two days.

The maximum and minimum temperature in Delhi will hover over 36 and 29 degree Celsius. The overall air quality index of the city is at the lower end of the satisfactory category.

Heavy rainfall will also lash isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Sub-Himalayan Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh during the day.

Monsoon is slated to arrive in the northern states a few days before the predicted date. It is being attributed to a cyclonic circulation, which moved towards southwest Uttar Pradesh on June 19 and June 20.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ministry of Earth Science Secretary Madhavan Nair Rajeevan tweeted, "Monsoon activity to be shifted to foothills of Himalaya and North East region. Heavy rains and possible flooding over this area from June 25 to 28."

The monsoon started with its timely onset over Kerala on June 1, marking the commencement of the four-month long rainfall season.

Rajeevan said that heavy rains may again hit Kerala from June 26. "Elsewhere, activity will be subdued due strong westerlies over North-West India leading negative vorticity."

The IMD had earlier said that the country will receive a normal monsoon between June to September.

Monsoon rains are critical for farmers in India as the majority of the country's net-sown area does not have any form of irrigation. Farmers wait for the rains to begin for sowing of crops.

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Weather Alert: यूपी-बिहार में भारी बारिश की चेतावनी, इन राज्यों के लिए रेड अलर्ट जारी

Publish Date:Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:16 PM (IST)

Weather Alert: यूपी-बिहार में भारी बारिश की चेतावनी, इन राज्यों के लिए रेड अलर्ट जारी


Weather Alert मौसम विभाग ने आने वाले तीन दिनों के लिए यूपी बिहार पश्चिम बंगाल सिक्किम असम और अरुणाचल प्रदेश में भारी बारिश का अलर्ट जारी किया है।

नई दिल्ली, ऐजेंसियां। मानसून 27 जून की सामान्य तारीख से दो दिन पहले ही राष्ट्रीय राजधानी पहुंचा। बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश में मानसून का तल्ख तेवर देखने को मिला। दोनों राज्यों में बिजली गिरने से कुल 120 लोगों की मौत हो गई है और कई अन्य घायल हो गए। बिहार में सबसे ज्यादा 92 लोगों की बिजली गिरने से मौत हुई है, जबकि उत्तर प्रदेश में 28 लोगों की जान चली गई। अगले कुछ दिनों तक यूपी बिहर में बारिश से राहत मिलने के आसार नजर नहीं आ रहे। मौसम विभाग ने अगले 72 घंटों के दौरान भारी बारिश की चेतावनी जारी की है।

मौसम विभाग ने आने वाले तीन दिनों के लिए यूपी, बिहार, पश्चिम बंगाल, सिक्किम, असम और अरुणाचल प्रदेश में भारी बारिश का अलर्ट जारी किया है। हालांकि मौसम विभाग का कहना है कि अगले तीन दिनों तक दिल्ली, हरियाणा और चंडीगढ़ में बारिश की गतिविधियां कमजोर रह सकती है। इसके साथ ही मॉनसून राजस्थान के कुछ और हिस्सों, उत्तर प्रदेश और हिमाचल प्रदेश के शेष हिस्सों, पूरी दिल्ली, हरियाणा के कुछ हिस्सों और पंजाब के अधिकांश हिस्सों में आगे बढ़ेगा।



यूपी में बिजली गिरने से 28 लोगों की मौत
यूपी में मानसून आने के साथ ही मौसम का रौद्र रूप देखने को मिला। प्रदेश में बिजली गिरने की वजह से कम से कम 28 लोगों की मौत हो गई और बड़ी संख्या में लोग झुलस गए हैं। देवरिया में 9, प्रयागराज में 5, अंबेडकरनगर और सिद्धार्थनगर में तीन-तीन, बाराबंकी दो, संतकबीरनगर, रायबरेली, कुशीनगर, फतेहपुर बलरामपुर और उन्नाव में बिजली गिरने से एक-एक व्यक्ति की मौत हो गई। मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ ने पीड़ितों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त की और दिवंगतों के परिवार को चार-चार लाख रुपये की राहत राशि तत्काल पहुंचाने के निर्देश दिए हैं।



बिहार में 92 लोगों की गई जान
बिहार में एक दिन में बिजली गिरने से 92 की जान गई है। अब तक एक दिन में बिजली गिरने से इतनी मौत कभी नहीं हुई थी। इन घटनाओं में एक दर्जन से अधिक लोग घायल या झुलसे हैं। गोपालगंज जिले में सबसे अधिक 13 लोग मारे गए हैं। सात जिलों में पांच और उससे अधिक लोगों की मौत हुई। बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार ने इन घटनाओं पर दुख जताया है। राज्य सरकार की ओर से मरने वाले के आश्रितों को चार-चार लाख रुपये की मदद दी जाएगी।



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प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद् मोदी और राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद ने यूपी और बिहार में बिजली गिरने से हुई मौतो पर दुख जताया है। पीएम मोदा ने ट्वीट कर लिखा, 'बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश के कुछ जिलों में भारी बारिश और आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला। राज्य सरकारें तत्परता के साथ राहत कार्यों में जुटी हैं। इस आपदा में जिन लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है, उनके परिजनों के प्रति मैं अपनी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं।' वहीं, राष्ट्रपति ने कहा, 'उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार के कई हिस्सों में भारी वर्षा व वज्रपात मे कई लोगों के हताहत होने के समाचार से दुःख हुआ। राज्य प्रशासन राहत कार्यों में लगी है। पीड़ितों के परिवार के लिए मेरी गहरी संवेदनाएं।'

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Weather Alert: यूपी-बिहार में भारी बारिश की चेतावनी, इन राज्यों के लिए रेड अलर्ट जारी
 

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Two days earlier than normal, monsoon arrives in Delhi: IMD

“Southwest monsoon has further advanced over some more parts of west and east Rajasthan, eastern parts of Haryana, Delhi, entire UP, most parts of Punjab and some parts of Haryana today," Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD's regional weather forecasting centre said.


By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2020 7:27:24 am


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The IMD’s Safdarjung observatory, which is representative of Delhi, recorded 2.2mm of rainfall till 5.30pm on Thursday. In the 24 hours till 8.30am on Thursday, the city recorded 14.6mm of rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department Thursday announced the arrival of monsoon over the capital, two days before its normal onset date.
This is the initial stage of the monsoon and heavy showers, which are normally associated with it, can be expected between July 15 and the last week of August, said Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre in Delhi.
“Southwest monsoon has further advanced over some more parts of west and east Rajasthan, eastern parts of Haryana, Delhi, entire UP, most parts of Punjab and some parts of Haryana today,” Srivastava said.

The IMD’s Safdarjung observatory, which is representative of Delhi, recorded 2.2mm of rainfall till 5.30pm on Thursday. In the 24 hours till 8.30am on Thursday, the city recorded 14.6mm of rainfall.
While the monsoon clouds had reached Delhi on Wednesday, to officially declare its arrival, 95% of weather stations should receive rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30am, Srivastava said. Until last year, the normal arrival date of monsoon in Delhi was June 29, which was revised to June 27 this year. Srivastava said light rain or drizzle is expected over the city on Friday, after which strong winds are likely till June 29. Rain or thundershowers are then expected June 30 onwards.


Two days earlier than normal, monsoon arrives in Delhi: IMD
 

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Monsoon in Delhi: दिल्ली में पारा 40 डिग्री के पार, बारिश के इंतजार में लोग

मौसम विभाग के अनुसार, दिल्ली में मॉनसून तो आ गया है, मगर अब भी बारिश की शुरुआत नहीं हुई है। दिल्ली के लोगों को आने वाले कुछ दिनो तक और गर्मी से बेहाल होना पड़ेगा। रविवार को दिल्ली का तापमान 40 डिग्री सेल्सियस को पार कर गया।

Edited By Ashok Upadhyay | नवभारतटाइम्स.कॉम | Updated: 28 Jun 2020, 10:22:00 PM IST

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हाइलाइट्स
  • दिल्ली में चिलचिलाती गर्मी से परेशान हैं लोग
  • दिल्ली में बारिश का इंतजार कर रहे हैं लोग
  • आने वाले 4-5 दिन में हल्की बारिश की संभावना

नई दिल्ली
दिल्ली के लोगों को आने वाले कुछ दिनों तक चिलचिलाती गर्मी का सामना करना पड़ सकता है। देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में रविवार को तापमान 40 डिग्री सेल्सियस को पार कर गया। मॉनसून की शुरुआत होने के बावजूद महानगर में लोगों को अभी भी बारिश का इंतजार है। हालांकि, मौसम विभाग ने अगले चार से पांच दिनों में हल्की बारिश और आंशिक रूप से बादल छाए रहने की संभावना जताई है। सफदरजंग वेधशाला ने रविवार को अधिकतम तापमान 40.2 डिग्री सेल्सियस दर्ज किया, जो सामान्य से तीन डिग्री अधिक है। आर्द्रता का स्तर 46 फीसदी से 85 फीसदी के बीच रहा।

पालम, नजफगढ़, आयानगर और पूसा स्थित मौसम केंद्रों ने अधिकतम तापमान 40 डिग्री सेल्सियस और 44 डिग्री सेल्सियस के बीच दर्ज किया। भारत मौसम विज्ञान विभाग ने 27 जून की सामान्य तिथि से दो दिन पहले गुरुवार को दिल्ली में मॉनसून की शुरुआत की घोषणा की थी। हालांकि, एक निजी मौसम पूर्वानुमान सेवा ‘स्काईमेट वेदर’ के महेश पलावत ने कहा कि बारिश फिलहाल कम होगी और कुछ दिनों तक मौसम शुष्क बना रहेगा।

बिहार सहित इन राज्यों में भारी बारिश की चेतावनी


बिहार में भारी बारिश की चेतावनी, अलर्ट जारी

बिहार में मॉनसून पूरे जोर पर है। ऐसे में मौसम विभाग ने फिर से भारी बारिश और वज्रपात को लेकर राज्यभर के लिए 72 घंटे का अलर्ट जारी कर दिया है। मौसम वैज्ञानिकों ने संभावना जताई है कि अगले 72 घंटे में राज्य में कम से कम 100 मिमी बारिश होगी। अबतक हुई बारिश ने पिछले 22 साल का रेकॉर्ड तोड़ दिया है और राज्य में अबतक 254 मिमी बारिश दर्ज की गई है जो कि सामान्य से 87 फीसदी अधिक है।

इन राज्यों के मौसम का हाल
राजस्थान के अधिकतर हिस्सों में शनिवार के मुकाबले रविवार को अधिकतम और न्यूनतम तापमान में एक से दो डिग्री सेल्सियस तक की वृद्धि दर्ज की गई। श्रीगंगानगर में अधिकतम तापमान 43.0 डिग्री सेल्सियस दर्ज किया गया। मौसम विज्ञान विभाग के अनुसार रविवार सुबह साढ़े आठ बजे तक धौलपुर में दो सेंटीमीटर, धौलपुर के सैपउं और भरतपुर में कुम्हेर में एक-एक सेंटीमीटर बारिश दर्ज की गई। उधर, मध्यप्रदेश में इस साल मानसून की अनुकूल शुरुआत होने से जून माह में अब तक सामान्य से 88 प्रतिशत अधिक बारिश हुई है। मौसम विज्ञान केन्द्र, भोपाल के अधिकारी जीडी मिश्रा ने रविवार को बताया कि प्रदेश में 14 जून को मानसून पहुंच गया और आगले दस दिन तक सक्रिय रहा।
 
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