Rains to slow, flooding rivers will recede

July 30th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Having left major rivers overflowing, rainfall in most parts of Uttar Pradesh will decline from Saturday, an official said.

“With the weakening of cyclonic circulations, rainfall activity in parts of Uttar Pradesh, particularly central and eastern regions, will now slow down,” J.P. Gupta, state Met office director told reporters here in the capital.

“It is expected to remain subsided at least till Monday,” he added.

It would be a relief for people living in low lying areas or flood-prone villages in various districts, including Bahraich, Gonda, Balrampur, Barabanki and Lakhimpur Kheri.

Rains have led to swelling of Sharda river in Lakhimpur Kheri, Ghagra in Barabanki and Saryu in Gonda.

Lucknow’s minimum temperature Saturday was recorded at 23.7 degree Celsius, two degrees below the average for this time of the season.

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