As incessant rains continued to batter Uttar Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department has predicted widespread rains in part of the state on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to conduct relief works in rain-hit districts, as per an official statement.
In its latest forecast issued at 8 am on Tuesday, the IMD predicted moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall over some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Heavy downpours over the past two days have led to waterlogging in Lucknow and adjoining regions, with schools remaining closed in the affected areas. In Barabanki and Lakhimpur Kheri districts, all schools (from pre-primary to class 12) will remain closed today in the wake of a weather warning by the IMD.
CM Adiyanath also ordered immediate relief measures and steps to clear the waterlogging. He instructed officials to keep a close watch on the rising water level of the rivers and issue alerts accordingly. Officials were directed to conduct the evaluation of the loss of crops due to the weather so that the affected farmers could be compensated accordingly.