Dehradun: Though rain has departed from Uttarakhand, according to the MET department, the plains and hilly areas of the state may receive the highest rainfall on Sunday and Monday. Hailstorm is also likely in many areas. This is being predicted as the Western disturbance swells once again. An orange alert has also been issued by the MET department.
According to Vikram Singh, Director and Senior Meteorologist, the same Meteorological Centre, due to the active western disturbance, light rain is likely to occur on Saturday with strong thunder from the mountain to the ground. On the other hand, the District Administration and Disaster Management Department have become active. Collector Dr R Rajesh Kumar has directed all departmental officers related to disaster management to remain alert.
According to the same meteorologist Vikram Singh, with heavy rainfall from the mountain to the ground, the temperature will suddenly rise rapidly and cool down. However, the minimum temperature at night has been below 20 degrees Centigrade for the past several days and the rain is likely to further drop the temperature. According to the Meteorological Centre, the monsoon used to run from most parts of north India till 28th September, but this time the monsoon activity continued till a week later. The impact was that several parts of the state witnessed rain accompanied by strong winds from October 4-5.