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Monsoon Highlights: IMD puts Goa, Maharashtra on red alert

There is a possibility of rainfall across the nation which include two low pressure systems — north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal and south Gujarat along the northeast Arabian Sea. Low pressure systems allow good amount of rainfall.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 13, 2021 9:51:58 am
Rains in Ludhiana led to flooding on roads. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

After 23 days, the southwest monsoon returned in full vigour on Monday as it made some progress, though it is still to reach Delhi. The IMD in its statement on Monday said, “Such type of failure by numerical models in prediction of monsoon advance over Delhi is rare and uncommon.”

Very heavy rain (lasting for 24 hours till 8.30 am) lashed Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan with some of these events recorded at Murud (348 mm), Dharamshala (AWS) (184 mm), Harnai (164 mm), Parbhani (161 mm), Palampur (155 mm), Jammu city (151 mm), Samba (114 mm), Karwar (106 mm), Ahmedabad and Nainital (76 mm), Jaipur airport (69 mm) and Dehradun (53 mm).

In its latest progress, the monsoon covered most of Rajasthan and Punjab, some parts of Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. As a result, the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Bharatpur, Aligarh, Karnal and Ganganagar.

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09:34 (IST)13 Jul 2021
IMD on next two hours in parts of Haryana and UP
09:10 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Monsoon arrives in Delhi after long wait, rainfall in many areas

Finally and after many misses since mid-June, the monsoon rains arrived over Delhi on Wednesday.

This is the most delayed monsoon onset over the national capital since 2010.

Even though the southwest monsoon progressed in areas surrounding Delhi on Monday, there was no rainfall reported in the city. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that favourable conditions have been prevailing for the past three days.

Since 5.30 am on Tuesday, Delhi has reported moderate intensity and steady rainfall which is likely to continue during the day. Read more

08:20 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Thunderstorm and light to moderate rain in parts of North India, says IMD

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi , NCR ( Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Loni Dehat, Noida) Gohana, Sonipat, Rohtak (Haryana) Khekra (UP) during next 2 hours.

08:02 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: Farmers hope for sowing operations to continue as monsoon begins to revive

WITH THE much-awaited revival of the monsoon, most parts of the country is reporting good rainfall from Sunday. Parts of Maharashtra have, in fact, reported very heavy rainfall, which has led to local administration evacuating people from low-lying areas. Farmers in most parts of the country are keeping their fingers crossed in the hope that good soil moisture will help them continue with their sowing operations.

Since Sunday, most parts of peninsular India started reporting rainfall. In Maharashtra, rain pounded parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha, which has come as a great relief to farmers in the area. The district of Parbhani has reported a cloud burst like situation with various parts reporting over 150 mm rainfall in a matter of few hours. District collector Deepak Muglikar said an irrigation canal was damaged, which led to flooding in low-lying areas. Close to 200 families were evacuated with ongoing relief work. Read more

20:26 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Rahul Gandhi prays for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Rahul Gandhi prays for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

18:02 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Himachal: Anurag Thakur appeals to public, tourists not to go towards water sources

"The Central and State Governments are working with better coordination to deal with the fierce form of natural calamity in Devbhoomi Himachal. There is an appeal to all the tourists and the general public to take full care, do not leave the houses unnecessarily and do not go towards the water sources," he tweeted.

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16:50 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Monsoon hits all parts of country except Delhi

Southwest Monsoon rains reached the desert district of Jaisalmer and Ganganagar, its last outposts, on Monday, but gave Delhi and parts of Haryana a miss.

(Source: IMD)

15:55 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Amit Shah speaks with Himachal Pradesh CM on natural calamity due to heavy rains

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday spoke with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur regarding the natural calamity occurring following heavy rains. "NDRF teams are reaching there soon for relief work. The Ministry of Home Affairs is continuously monitoring the situation," he tweeted.

15:32 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Monsoon reaches Jaisalmer, Delhi's periphery but gives national capital a miss

Southwest Monsoon rains reached the desert district of Jaisalmer and Ganganagar, its last outposts, on Monday, but gave Delhi and parts of Haryana a miss. It rained in the periphery of Delhi -- Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh and Karnal in Haryana -- but clouds hovered over the national capital, without giving any relief from the heat. The rains also covered west Rajasthan, Punjab and other parts of Haryana. The Northern Limit of Southwest Monsoon (NLM) currently passes through Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Bharatpur, Aligarh, Karnal and Ganganagar, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The Southwest Monsoon covers Ganganagar and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan after it has covered almost the entire country. "In association with continued prevalence of moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal in the lower levels since the past three days, enhanced cloud cover and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall during past 24 hours, the southwest monsoon has further advanced and covered most parts of Rajasthan and Punjab and some more parts of Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh on July 12," the MeT office said. --PTI

15:12 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Lightning kills 30 in UP, Rajasthan; PM announces Rs 2-lakh ex gratia to kin of deceased

At least 30 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan (18) and Uttar Pradesh (12), news agency PTI reported on Monday. Casualties have also been reported from Madhya Pradesh. Following this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.

Eighteen people, including seven children, were killed in lightning-related incidents in Rajasthan's Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar and Dholpur districts on Sunday, police said.

Twenty-one people, including six children, were also injured in lightning incidents in separate villages in the state, police said. In Jaipur, 11 persons, mostly youths, were killed and eight others injured when lightning struck them on a hill near the Amber Fort, officials said.

At least 12 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Fatehpur, Kaushambi and Firozabad districts of the state in the last 24 hours, officials said on Monday. Five people including three women died in Fatehpur, three were killed in Firozabad and four in Kaushambi, they said. 

14:03 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Southwest Monsoon advances further, covers most parts of Rajasthan and Punjab: IMD

In association with continued prevalence of moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal in the lower levels since past 3 days, enhanced cloud cover and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall during past 24 hours, the southwest monsoon has further advanced and covered most parts of Rajasthan and Punjab and some more parts of Haryana & west Uttar Pradesh today, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

The Northern Limit of southwest monsoon (NLM) passes through  Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Bharatpur, Aligarh, Karnal and Ganganagar.

IMD is monitoring continuously further progress of monsoon into remaining parts of the country.

13:55 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Australia’s High Commissioner to India expresses grief over deaths due to lightning strikes in parts of India

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell Monday expressed grief over deaths due to lightning strikes in parts of India. 

"Saddened to hear about the loss of lives due to lightning strikes in parts of India. My condolences to the families of the deceased," he said in a tweet.

13:21 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Heavy rainfall likely in parts of Himachal Pradesh

Heavy to very heavy rainfall in lower and middle lower hills of Himachal including Mandi, Kangra, Sirmor, Solan, Hamirpur is likely during the next 24 to 36 hours, Himachal Pradesh weather department has said. The density of rain likely to reduce after 36 hours.

12:28 (IST)12 Jul 2021
How lightning strikes, and why it kills

Twenty-nine people have been killed by lightning over the past 36 hours in Bihar. Most deaths have occurred in Jamui — eight. Earlier, 11 people were killed by lightning on July 20.

Deaths by lightning are more common than is sometimes realised in the urban areas. As a whole, India sees 2,000-2,500 lightning deaths every year on average. Lightning is the biggest contributor to accidental deaths due to natural causes. A few years ago, over 300 people were reported killed by lightning in just three days — a number that surprised officials and scientists. Read our explainer here

11:59 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Himachal Pradesh: 10 shops damaged as Manjhi river rages through state

Around 10 shops were damaged on Monday as Manjhi River raged through Himachal Pradesh following heavy rainfall in Dharamshala, news agency ANI reported.

11:39 (IST)12 Jul 2021
PM Modi expresses pain at loss of lives due to lightning, announces ex-gratia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed pain at the loss of lives in various parts of the country due to lightning and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, news agency PTI reported.

At least 18 people died in Rajasthan and 10 in Uttar Pradesh, according to reports received on Sunday night, and the toll could go higher. Casualties have also been reported from Madhya Pradesh. 

The PMO said in a tweet on Monday, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to lightning in parts of Madhya Pradesh. The State Government will provide all possible assistance to the affected. From the PMNRF, Rs. 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured: PM Modi."

11:35 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Uttarakhand: Movement on Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway blocked after heavy rain

Movement on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway 07 was blocked by debris after heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand. Watch the video here: 

11:11 (IST)12 Jul 2021
Himachal Pradesh: Flash floods in Dharamshala due to heavy rain

Flash floods happened in Bhagsu Nag, Dharamshala due to heavy rainfall, news agency ANI reported. Watch a video of the flash floods here:

A youth clicks his selfie while riding a bicycle during a rain shower, in New Delhi, Friday, July 2, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Heavy rains lash parts of Kerala

With the southwest monsoon active over Kerala, incessant rain continued to lash parts of the state on Sunday. The regional meteorological department also issued orange alert for five northern districts –– Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts, and a yellow alert for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad districts.

MP receives 11% below normal rainfall so far this monsoon

Madhya Pradesh has received 11 per cent below normal rainfall from June 1 to July 11 owing to a break in the monsoon activity, the weather department officials said on Sunday.

Monsoon had reached Madhya Pradesh on June 10, seven days before its normal date of arrival. By June 20, the state had received rainfall 94 per cent more than the average, but the activity weakened from the last week of June, they said.

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