The death toll from landslides, floods, and other rain-related incidents in Maharashtra has climbed to 207. The northern states have also received widespread showers.
The death toll in flood-hit Maharashtra rose to 207 on Tuesday and heavy rains coupled with discharge of water from the Koyna dam forced the evacuation of lakhs of people while the northern states received widespread showers with Delhi recording the highest rainfall in a day for July in eight years.
The meteorological department has forecast heavy rain in Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal over the next few days under the influence of a low pressure that has formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Monsoon may have arrived late in Delhi, but it is inundating the capital now. The city has recorded 381 mm rainfall so far this month, the highest for July since 2003 and the second-highest ever.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded 100 mm rainfall in just three hours on Tuesday morning, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).