Uttarakhand: Bringing respite from the excessive heat witnessed in the northern states of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand was blessed with heavy showers on Sunday afternoon. 
 
A sudden change of weather was witnessed in Dehradun when dark clouds took over the city resulting in heavy rains. This has helped in lowering the soaring temperatures, but the respite also brings with it risks of landslides, cloudbursts and storms. 
 
Recently, the state of Uttarakhand witnessed several episodes of massive cloudbursts on May 28 leading to widespread destruction and stranding pilgrims who were on their way to Kedarnath. 
 
 
Also, a heavy storm in Uttarakhand’s Srinagar on May 23 led to a massive roadblock on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. The storm led to the collapse of a house roof claiming at least eight lives. 
 
When the northern states are reeling under the hot blazing sun, such showers bring great relief to the people as well as to Mother Earth. But, the chances of massive accidents claiming several lives and disrupting everyday life also increase.