Moderate to heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand on Thursday throwing normal life out of gear as several low-lying areas were inundated due to an increase in the water-level of most of the rivers.

Many parts of Uttarakhand received moderate to heavy rains with Chamoli and hill resort of Mussoorie recording very heavy rains, Met office said here.

Mussoorie recorded the heaviest rainfall with 150 mm followed by Chamoli with 148 mm, Dehra Dun 119.3 mm, Old Tehri 85 mm, Munsyari 69 mm and Banbasa 64 mm during the past 24 hours, said Met office.

The weather office has predicted rains and thundershowers at isolated places with moderate to rather heavy rains likely in Nainital and Uttarkashi district for another day.

The rains caused inconvenience to the people especially children, who could not reach their offices and schools destinations in time because of water-logging on the roads.

The rains also forced closure of some of the schools.

The water level of most of the rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Kosi, Bindal, Rispana and Song increased due to rains inundating several low-lying areas, the official said, adding that the administration is closely monitoring the situation.

The State government has already released funds to all the 13 district magistrates for dealing with natural disasters like landslides, cloudbursts, avalanches and floods. The natural disasters had badly hit the hill state last monsoon leaving over 200 dead and rendering thousands others homeless.