The continuous rainfall over the past several days has raised concerns as relief from the wet weather seems unlikely in the next four days across eight districts of the state. However, after August 27, a reprieve from the downpour is projected for Uttarakhand. According to the meteorological department, following this period, the monsoon is expected to gradually weaken.
Most regions of Uttarakhand have been experiencing heavy rainfall for the past few days, causing disruption in daily life. The trend of rain is anticipated to persist in the majority of the state’s districts until August 27. The meteorological department has issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall in Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Haridwar, Nainital, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar, and Bageshwar. In some of these districts, there could be extremely heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning.
On the other hand, a rapid and heavy spell of rain is forecasted for the majority of the state’s districts on August 25, 26, and 27. A yellow alert has been issued for these three days. The director of the meteorological department, Vikram Singh, mentioned that the moisture-laden trough line from the Arabian Sea is currently in close proximity, leading to continuous rainfall. However, in the next four days, this line is expected to shift away, potentially providing relief from the precipitation.
Ganga’s Reached at Warning Level
Due to the incessant rainfall, the water level of the Ganges river began rising again on Wednesday. By evening, the river’s water level had reached around 292.90 meters, just shy of the warning line at 293 meters, near Chetavani Rekha. However, the water level started receding afterward, reaching 292.75 meters at 8 PM. Harish, a senior engineer from the Irrigation Department of Uttar Pradesh, mentioned that the water level of the Ganges is expected to decrease further by morning. There is no imminent danger.
Schools to Remain Closed in Three Districts
Taking the meteorological department’s warning into consideration, schools across Udhamsingh Nagar, Chamoli, and Haridwar districts, both government and private, from classes one to twelve, along with anganwadi centers, have been declared closed.