Heavy rains

Heavy rains continue in some states of India. In many parts of the country it is raining heavily and there is light drizzle in some parts.

The Meteorological Department has forecast the possibility of torrential rains in many states and regions of the country in the next 24 hours. Along with this, in many areas, Orange has also warned of red alert in many areas.

The toll in the heavy rains in Odisha has mounted to six with three fresh deaths reported from the districts, officials said Saturday.

The cyclonic storm "Kyarr" is likely to bring very heavy to extremely heavy rains in coastal districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra in the next 12 hours and also cause strong winds, the Met office said on Friday.

More than 60 villages in the two districts remain marooned due to heavy discharge of floodwaters from upstream Bhadrachalam in the neighbouring Telangana state, where the water levels had reached 45 feet by afternoon.

For Sunday, the Met department has predicted "heavy to very heavy rainfall" at a few places and "isolated extremely heavy rainfall" in Valsad, Navsari, Dangs, Tapi and Surat in south Gujarat.

"Runway operations at the Mumbai airport remained suspended for nearly 20 minutes on Monday morning due to heavy rains," the official from the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said.

Bengaluru: Heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region, said an official on Saturday. “Heavy rains are being received in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi, along with south interior districts of …