Weather forecast Today LIVE News Updates: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi will be based in his parliamentary constituency for the next few days to assess the situation in Kerala. Home Minister Amit Shah will undertake an aerial survey of Belagavi and other flood-hit areas in Karnataka.
The Met department has forecast a few spells of rain in the city and its suburbs for Tuesday. It has, however, issued an orange alert for Thane on Tuesday, with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
BMC’s disaster management unit declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the second half of the day. The state school education department extended the deadline for the third round of FYJC admissions by a day to August 6.
Weather forecast Today India LIVE News Updates: The weather office said fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely over Odisha, south Chhattisgarh, south Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana in next few days.
Weather forecast Today LIVE Updates: The Met department has advised fishermen in Gujarat and Maharashtra against venturing into the sea in the north, west-central and southwest parts of the state till August 1 due to gusty winds.
On Thursday, in a massive evacuation drive, around three lakh people were shifted to safer places as the cyclonic storm Vayu inched closer to the Gujarat coast. It was expected to make landfall between Dwarka and Veraval this afternoon.
The news will augur well for the country as large parts have been witnessing agriculture distress and water levels in reservoirs in west and south India have dipped to low levels in the past few months.
This dust storm was the second which hit the national capital and the adjoining region in last four days. Incidents of power cuts, fallen tress, fallen poles were reported from few parts of the national capital.
On Monday, the IMD issued an amber-coloured alert, signifying the level of caution, that is needed. There are four types of colour codes: green (no action), yellow (situation to be watched), amber (government agencies to be prepared for severe weather) and red (action needed).
It was a good news the government couldn’t wait to share. Amid prevailing drought and severe drinking water crisis in many parts of the country, the meteorological department Tuesday said this year’s monsoon season was likely to bring very good rainfall.