Normal life was affected at Sangam after the water level of river Ganga increased following heavy rainfall.
According to Met office, light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at many places, while there was heavy rain in isolated places in the eastern parts. Hata and Ram Nagar received 15 cm rainfall each followed by Fatehpur 11 cm, Balrampur and Gorakhpur 10 cm each, and Shajahanpur, Haidergarh and Eliginbridge 9 cm each.
Among the districts that were affected by the natural calamity are Unnao, Ambedkar Nagar, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Hardoi, Khiri, Gorakhpur, Kanpur Nagar, Pilibhit, Sonabhadra, Chandoli, Firozabad, Mau and Sultanpur.
Though the water level in the rivers is rising, the situation is under control. Official are keeping an eye and directives have been issued for timely relief and rescue operations, wherever needed, a state government spokesman said. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on Thursday, river Ganga is rising in Kanpur, Chhatnag in Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia, while river Ramganga is rising in Kalagarh (Bijnore) and Bareilly.
The Yamuna is rising in Kalpi (Jalaun) and Naini (Prayagraj). Gomti river is rising in Sitapur and Sultanpur, it said. River Sharda is flowing above the danger mark in Palliakalan (Lakhimpur) and rising in Sharda Nagar while Ghaghra river is near the danger mark at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) and is rising in Ayodhya and Ballia.Rapti river is nearing the red mark in Balrampur and rising in Siddharth Nagar, Gorakhpur, it said. The Met department has forecast heavy rains at isolated places in the state. Bhinga, Azamgarh, Bareilly and Shajanhanpur received 8 cm rainfall each while Neemsar, Akbarpur and Deoband recorded 7 cm rainfall each.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers” for Saturday and next five days in Lucknow.