Published On : Fri, Jul 1st, 2016

Cloudburst in Chamoli, Alaknanda river flows above danger level

cloud brustChamoli: River Alaknanda rises above the danger level mark after a cloudburst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand

Heavy rains continue to pound the hilly areas of Uttarakhand. Large tracts of agriculture fields were destroyed in Suva village of the Dharchula area and three bridges linking the village have been washed away.

According to weather tracker Skymet, the normal rainfall of the state as on June 29 is 158.9 mm and Uttarakhand had already recorded 161.5 rainfall till yesterday.

Heavy Monsoon showers are expected in the month of July and rains are expected to enhance gradually between July 1 and July 3. However, between July 2 and July 3, there are possibilities of heavy to extremely heavy showers over many parts of the state.

These heavy showers may also lead to landslides and flash floods which are likely to affect the ongoing Char Dham Yatra. Hence, people especially pilgrims are advised to take proper caution during these 2 to 3 days.

The Thal-Munsyari road has been cut-off and dozens of vehicles remained stranded on both sides. The Yamunotri highway, near Kharadi, has also been damaged leading to traffic being halted.