Over 900 roads have been closed in Himachal Pradesh due to landslides
As Kerala's rain related woes continue, Himachal Pradesh has also been experiencing heavy rains. Shimla, on Monday, received the highest rainfall for August in 117 years, the weather office said. Himachal Pradesh witnessed the heaviest rainfall in seven years.
In Kerala, people have been moved to relief camps while several people had to flee their homes due to landslides and land slips.
The India Meteorological Department or IMD has forecast heavy rain in other states. Goa and the Konkan region, Odisha and Kerala will continue to experience heavy rain, the weather office has said. It also said that a fall in pressure in the Bay of Bengal will bring rain to Uttarakhand in the next 24 hours.
Here are the live updates on rains and weather:
Over 20,000 houses have been damaged completely, 10,000 km of roads destroyed and 30,000 people are in relief camps across Kerala in the heavy rains which have been lashing the state since August 8, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.
The government also decided to do away with annual 'Onam' celebrations being organised by the state and to utilise the amount for relief measures, he said.
Very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Chhattisgarh and heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Vidarbha, the Nagpur Regional Meteorological Centre has said. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places over Chhattisgarh, many places over Vidarbha and isolated places in Madhya Pradesh.
The met department predicted light rain and thundershowers today in Chamba, Kangra, Una and Bilaspur districts in Himachal Pradesh.
IMD has said that there is no possibility of heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh in the next five days, providing relief to the residents of the state.
A five-year-old boy drowned in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, increasing the number of dead in rain-related incidents in the state in the last two days to 19
Heavy rains lashed parts of New Delhi today, leading to water logging in some areas.
Parts of Kerala have continued to see heavy rains and landslides. Read more here
Six National Highways are among over 900 roads closed across Himachal Pradesh due to landslides, state government officials said on Monday. Relief teams have warned people not to go to landslide-prone areas unless absolutely necessary.