Weather Update May 15 Highlights: Torrential rains, then flash floods, disrupt daily life in Assam, affecting more than 24,000 people in 94 villages in six districts. The flash floods affected Dhemaji, Kachar, Karbi Anglong West, Hojai, Nagaon and Kamrup (metro). Three people were killed in a landslide in Dima Hasao district on Saturday. The rains washed away part of a road in Dima Hasao, while another road connecting the western districts of Hojai and Karbi Anglong was under water. The Center has already released Rs 125 crore from its flood control fund, while Indian Army’s Spear Corps troops conducted rescue operations in Kachar district. The North-East Frontier Railway has canceled or partially canceled several trains due to heavy rains.
On the other hand, Kerala is already taking action after the Indian Meteorological Department issued a ‘red alert’ for heavy rains in the state. Following a high-level meeting called by Chief Secretary VP Joy and with the participation of district collectors, a control room has been set up for emergencies. Relief camps will be set up if necessary. The meteorological bureau has issued an orange alert for the southern districts including Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Thrissur till May 16. However, Delhi will continue to be hot on Sunday.
The meteorological agency said the mercury could reach 45 degrees Celsius and issued an “orange warning” for the second day in a row. The meteorological department has warned that the heat will intensify on Sunday. The maximum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory can reach 45 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it recorded a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius.