As many as 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh are on high-alert following the continuous rain over the last few days, said the Met department on Friday. The 10 districts comprise Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Barabanki, Budayun, Bareilly and Moradabad.
The department has further predicted no relief from the rain even on Friday. Due to the heavy downpour, rivers including the Ganga, Yamuna, Saryu and Ghaghra, are in spate and the water levels are likely to increase further. People living in low-lying areas and river banks have been asked to relocate to higher areas, said an official.
The incessant rain for 48-hours has lashed the central and eastern parts of the state leading to water logging in cities and town. Maximum rains in the last 24-hours were recorded in Gorakhpur witnessing 25.8 mm of rains on a single day. While Varanasi recorded 15.2 mm, Bareilly 11.2 and Ghazipur 11.
The rain also dipped the temperature to several notches. The maximum temperature recorded was 29.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 23.7. However, humidity at most places was 100 per cent. Delhi, on the other hand, will see a dry Friday after almost a week of downpour. Whereas in Lucknow, there is overcast sky and the Met has predicted moderate to very heavy rains throughout the day.