After flood, sweltering weather affects life in UP

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Lucknow, Aug 11 (UNI) Blistering weather has once again entered Uttar Pradesh with the discontinuation of rainfall.

Even as the flood situation in the state is improving, people were reeling under sultry weather conditions.

However, as per the Central Water Commission reports, several rivers still flowed above or near the danger level in the state.

Rivers Ganga, Sharda and Ghagra were recorded overflowing or at the mark in the last 24 hours in the state. River Sharda was 21 cm above the red mark in Paliyakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), while it was nine cm below the mark in Shardanagar.

River Ghagra was 21 cm and seven cm respectively above the danger level in Elginbridge and Turtipar (Ballia). River Saryu was 29 cm above the said level in Ayodhya.

On the other hand, river Ganga was only one cm below the mark in Ballia.

Meanwhile, the Metereological department sources said several places of the state received little or no rainfall.

Rae Bareli recorded three cm rainfall, followed by Barabanki, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Dalmau, Ballia two cm each, while Faizabad, Moradabad, Mathura, Kalpi (Jalaun), Varanasi and Allahabad witnessed one cm rainfall each.

The weather office has forecast little rainfall at few places in the next 24 hrs in the state.

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