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Monsoon 2017: Floods to aggravate in Assam; Delhi to receive light rain

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Source: Indian Express

While Monsoon hits India, heavy rainfall has caused floods in many regions. The North-East, especially in Assam floods due to heavy rain has claimed as many as 22 lives and affected 4.5 lakh people in 17 districts out of 35 districts that the state is divided into. The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level which is badly affecting the areas like Cherang, Bangai Gaon, Sonitpur, Mori Gaon, Jhorhat, Demaji, and Shivsagar district.

The weather reports by Skymet Weather suggest that the situation in Assam may further worsen. Adjoining states Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura will also receive heavy rains in coming days. The weather forecast predicts rainfall intensity from moderate to heavy in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, along with thundershowers. According to reports, the disaster management team in Assam has informed that apart from the Brahmaputra, other rivers are also flowing above the danger level.

Meanwhile, Chennai received a good amount of rainfall in the last 24-hours. The monthly average rainfall for the month of July stands in Chennai at 103.8 mm. While rain in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi reduced from last few days. The national capital will continue to remain dry along with adjoining areas such as Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.