Most parts of Uttar Pradesh received rainfall since Wednesday, leading to rise in water level of the Ganga between Kannauj and Ballia.

Light to moderate rain and thunder showers occurred at most places over the state's eastern regions and at a few places in western parts of Uttar Pradesh, the MeT office here said.

Heavy to very heavy rains were recorded at isolated places in the state, it said.

The Central Water Commission's report here said that the water level of the Ganga is rising at places between Kannauj and Ballia, barring Kanpur Dehat.

The level of the Yamuna is also rising between Hamirpur and Naini in Allahabad, the report said, adding that the Sharda river continued to flow one metre above the danger mark in Palia Kalan in Kheri.

Though rainfall has brought much needed respite from the heat, it has led to land erosion at river banks and water logging in several areas, disrupting normal life.

In some parts where rains have been occurring over the last five days, there have been reports of trees getting uprooted, water entering residential areas and flooding of low lying areas.

The situation is likely to remain the same with the MeT department predicting rains in the next two days.

The department said the chief amount of rainfall at Shardanagar was 16cm, Sambhal 12 cm, Churk 11 cm, Phoolpur and Ghorawal 10 cm each, Dudhi 8 cm, and Unnao, Robertsganj, Gorakhpur and Bahraich 7 cm each.

Karchana, Kanpur, Gonda, Kunda, Allahabad, Bijnore, Kannauj and Fursatganj recorded 6 cm of rainfall each and Najibabad, Bani, Patti, Safipur and Hardoi 5 cm each, it said.