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Monsoon arrives in Uttarakhand: Met issues heavy rain alert

After a delay of nearly 10 days, monsoon finally arrived in Uttarakhand on Saturday with meteorological centre issuing a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in next 72 hours.

“Monsoon has arrived in many parts of Uttarakhand and it’s active in both Kumaon and Garhwal,” meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said, adding that it is likely to cover the entire state in next 24-48 hours.

The meteorological centre issued an ‘orange alert’ of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the hill state, especially in Kumaon region of the state, during the next 72 hours starting from Sunday morning.

With southwest monsoon advancing further, the northern limit of monsoon passed through Mukteshwar in Nainital district and has covered many parts. However, districts like Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Pauri are yet to witness the official onset of southwest monsoon.

Several places in the state are already witnessing rains with Dharchula and Munsyari in Pithoragarh district recording 70mm and 30mm rainfall respectively on Saturday. Banbasa in Champwat district also received showers up to 30mm.

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