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Monsoon HIGHLIGHTS: Rain lashes Lucknow, Met Dept predicts very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Goa today

Monsoon HIGHLIGHTS: “As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 8 with further increase on June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible," an IMD statement said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2018 10:13:37 am
Monsoon LIVE: IMD predicts very heavy rain in Mumbai, Goa today Monsoon HIGHLIGHTS: A man searches for his footwear in a waterlogged street in Mumbai, Thursday. (AP Photo)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “very heavy” rainfall in Mumbai over the weekend and has advised people to stay indoors on Friday and Saturday. “As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 8 with further increase on June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather updates from the Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai,” the weather department said in a statement. As rains soaked Mumbai on Thursday, at least three flights, including a Jet Airways flight from London, were diverted and train services in the suburban section reported delays.

The weather department had earlier issued a red alert of extremely heavy rainfall for June 8 in Goa. IMD-Goa Director M L Sahu said, “Today the monsoon reached Goa. The northern limit has reached up to Mormugao, so South Goa is covered under the South West monsoon. In the next 24 hours all of Goa will be covered. The monsoons will be fully active in the next three or four days. “Tomorrow (Friday) there will be extremely heavy rainfall and we have issued a red alert. 95 per cent rainfall is expected in the State. Monsoon will spread across Konkan region and Maharashtra in coming days,” he added.

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10:13 (IST)09 Jun 2018
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23:12 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Red flags at Goa beaches during monsoon

To warn people about the dangers of wading or swimming in the sea during the monsoons, red flags will be put at beaches in Goa, a PTI report said. The Goa government shuts down beaches for swimming and other water sports activities during the monsoon from June to August each year as a precautionary step. This includes a 61-day fishing ban that started from June 1 and ends on July 31.

21:31 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Four killed in lightning in Jharkhand

Four persons, including a girl, were killed when lightning struck them in two separate incidents in Jharkhand, police said. A man and his daughter were working in their field at Ramtunda village of Chatra district when lightning struck them during rain, killing them on the spot, a police officer said. In another incident, two persons were killed when lightning struck near Khetko village in Bokaro district this afternoon.

20:58 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Rajasthan weather

Light rains brought down day temperatures at a few places in Rajasthan, even as Churu was the hottest place in the state recording a high of 45.5 degrees Celsius.

20:12 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Heavy rains in Shimla

Heavy rains lashed Shimla and adjoining areas this afternoon, causing drop in day temperature. The local meteorological office has warned of thunderstorm with gusty winds at isolated places in Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi and Kullu districts on Saturday and Sunday.

19:57 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Nine dead due to lightning in UP
19:37 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Parts of west coast to receive 'extremely heavy rainfall' in next two-three days: IMD

The IMD once again alerted residents on India's west coast about the possibility of "extremely heavy rainfall" in parts of the region during next 2-3 days. The IMD said the monsoon has advanced to parts of central Arabian Sea, Goa, Karnataka, Rayalaseema region and coastal Andhra Pradesh, parts of south Konkan, south-central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, south Chhattisgarh, south Odisha, Telangana, and west-central and north Bay of Bengal. "Increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, from tomorrow. Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is very likely during this period," the department said.

14:06 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Strengthening of Monsoon leading to enhanced rainfall activity along west coast

Increased rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra is likely to continue till June 10. It is very likely to extend to north coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai from tomorrow. Extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in these regions is also very likely during this period. The rainfall activity over these regions is likely to reduce from June 12.

14:05 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Conditions are very likely to become favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into most parts of Arabian  Sea,  remaining parts of Maharashtra,   some parts of   south   Gujarat   region, southern parts  of Madhya Pradesh, some more parts  of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, some  parts of West Bengal and Sikkim, remaining parts of Northeastern States and Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 48 hours.

14:04 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Conditions are favorable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, Maharashtra (including Mumbai), Chhattisgarh  and Odisha  and remaining  parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours.

14:04 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Goa, Karnataka and Rayalaseema, some parts of south Konkan, south Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, south Chhattisgarh and south Odisha, entire Telangana, most parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, remaining parts of West Central Bay of Bengal and most parts of North Bay of Bengal. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Lat. 17°N/ Long. 60°E, Lat. 17°N/ Long. 70°E, Ratnagiri. Solapur, Nanded, Adilabad, Bailadila, Malkangiri, Kalingapatnam, Lat. 21°N/ Long. 90°E, Agartala, Lumding, north Lakhimpur and Lat. 29°N/ Long. 95°E. 

13:12 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Rain lashes parts of Bihar
13:06 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Angry Lucknow residents questioned the rationale behind the government's pre-monsoon jobs. Internet connectivity was also been hit at some places due to waterlogging or snapping of the optical fibre cable.

12:54 (IST)08 Jun 2018

IN Lucknow, as roads were dug up for sewer pipeline laying to improve the drainage system ahead of the monsoon, many low lying areas turned into pools and people had to wade through them.

12:51 (IST)08 Jun 2018

There were heavy traffic snarls at many places like Hazratganj, Alambagh, Narahi, Indiranagar, Aliganj and Gomtinagar with office goers and commuters facing a tough time. Power outages were also reported from many localities here.

12:50 (IST)08 Jun 2018

As heavy rains lashed Lucknow for more than two hours, youngsters took to streets and drenched themselves in the first rains of the season. The Regional Met office said these were pre-monsoonal showers and the weather would remain the same for the next 24-hours. The skies would be overcast with intermittent rains in Lucknow and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

12:05 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Kerala saw active to vigorous Monsoon conditions with Kannur recording 116 mm of rain, Kozhikode 90 mm, Thiruvananthapuram 46 mm, Kochi 44 mm.

12:05 (IST)08 Jun 2018

Rain, thundershower with strong gusty winds would occur over Bankura, Barddhaman, Birbhum, Murshidabad, Paschim Medinipur and Puruliya districts of West Bengal during the next 6 hours.

12:04 (IST)08 Jun 2018

During the last 24 hours Southwest Monsoon remained vigorous over Coastal Karnataka with Mangalore recording 158 mm, Honavar 147 mm, and Madikeri seeing 101 mm.

12:03 (IST)08 Jun 2018
Top hottest places in India on Friday

During the last 24 hours, temperatures soared above the 45-degree mark in most parts of Rajasthan. Severe heatwave conditions prevailed in some pockets of Rajasthan. Heatwave conditions have abated from Madhya Pradesh. Though the temperatures were soaring very high. At present, Bundi in Rajasthan is the hottest city in India with a maximum temperature of 47.2°C.

Mumbai rains, Monsoon LIVE, Mumbai rainfall, Goa weather, Goa rains, Mumbai weather, IMD, India Meteorological Department, IMD forecast, Rajashthan rain deaths, UP thunderstorm, Thunderstorm warning, dust storm, weather live, India news, Indian express news Monsoon LIVE: A roadside vegetable vendor covers his stall with a plastic sheet as it rains in Mumbai, Thursday. (AP Photo)

Monsoon LIVE: Meanwhile, in Rajasthan, seven people have died over the past two days in rain-related incidents while the meteorological department has warned that thunderstorm and dust storm are “very likely” over 20 districts of Uttar Pradesh, mostly in eastern parts, during the next 24 hours. The maximum temperature in several parts of northern India remained above normal on Thursday, including the national capital Delhi, where the maximum temperature was registered at 41.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The Met office in Delhi has forecast overcast skies with a possibility of thundery developments today. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 40C and 30C respectively, the weatherman said.

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