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Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Delhi receives heavy rains, orange alert sounded

Weather Forecast Live Updates: Delhi has been witnessing widespread showers in intervals since Friday night. The Met department has issued yellow alert for Sunday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 21, 2021 10:40:54 pm
Water Logging during heavy rain at ITO in New Delhi, Saturday.

Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Delhi recorded 138.8 mm rainfall on Saturday causing heavy waterlogging and traffic disruptions in several parts of the city. According to the meteorological department, this was the highest single-day rainfall  in 14 years. 

The India Meteorological Department  has issued orange alert in four districts of Madhya Pradesh predicting heavy to very heavy rains on Saturday. Extremely heavy showers are also predicted over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar during the next 4-5 days.

Towards the south, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will experience rains from today onwards. Kerala, Mahe and Andhra Pradesh will also witness heavy showers on Saturday. Widespread showers are likely to continue over the entire southern peninsula for the next 5 days, and reduce its intensity thereafter. 

 

 

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Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Orange alert for Delhi today; most northern states to witness widespread rainfall today; consistent rains in southern peninsula for next 5 days.

21:50 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Rain brings down Mumbai temperature; Met predicts light showers next week

With rain continuing in Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Saturday, a significant dip in the day time temperature was recorded.

On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 26.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal, while the minimum temperature was 23.3 degrees Celsius. Read More

21:13 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Rain causes heavy waterlogging in Noida and Ghaziabad

As heavy rains lashed Noida and Ghaziabad, the cities witnessed heavy waterlogging in several areas on Saturday. From flooding in a housing society to lake-like stretches of water on streets, residents faced a difficult time commuting during the day. As per the Met department website, Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 25 mm rainfall while Ghaziabad received 27 mm, against 5 mm of normal rainfall, till 8.30 am on Saturday.

“There has been moderate to heavy rainfall in Noida, Ghaziabad and adjoining areas between Friday and Saturday. As per data, rainfall will reduce from tomorrow onwards. In the coming week, there is not going to be much rainfall as well,” said RK Jenamani, scientist at IMD. Read More

20:33 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Rains in many parts of Punjab, Haryana

Rains lashed several parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday, providing the much-needed relief to people from the hot and humid weather conditions.

The maximum temperatures dropped several notches below normal following the rains, the Meteorological Department here said.

However, rain left some places waterlogged, causing inconvenience to the people.

Chandigarh, the common capital of both the states, registered 26.7 degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal. The city witnessed 20.8 mm of rainfall. (PTI)

19:06 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Konkan, Nashik likely to receive heavy showers: IMD

Favorable weather conditions are likely to bring more rain to the Nashik district of north Maharashtra and coastal Palghar near Mumbai in the next 24 hours while the rest of the state would receive moderate showers, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday evening.

Various parts of Maharashtra have been receiving moderate-to-heavy rainfall during the last 48 hours due a low-pressure area over Vidarbha that stretches till northern Tamil Nadu, said a met department official here. (PTI)

19:04 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Orange alert predicting very heavy rains for four districts in Madhya Pradesh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange alert predicting heavy to very heavy rains, ranging from 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm, in four districts in western Madhya Pradesh even as showers continued to lash large parts of the state. 

The IMD also issued two separate yellow alerts warning of heavy rains, a thunderstorm and lightning strikes in the 28 districts of the state. 

All three alerts are valid till Sunday morning, an IMD official said. (PTI)

17:48 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Delhi to receive rain and thunderstorm

Delhi and adjoing areas will witness thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain, IMD said. 21/08/2021: 17:30 IST; Thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of entire Delhi( Lodi road, Palam, IGI Airport, Safdarjung) Loni-Dehat, Hindon-AF Station, Bagpath, Khekra, Modinagar, Jalesar, Etah,— RWFC New Delhi (@RWFC_ND) August 21, 2021

17:09 (IST)21 Aug 2021
One Army jawan dies, others suffer injuries while training under 'severe' weather near Pathankot

One Army jawan died and a few others were injured during a supervised training activity at Mamun military station near Pathankot in Punjab on Saturday as the weather conditions were "severe", said senior officials.

The senior Army officials said that the affected jawans have been admitted at the military hospital in Pathankot and are being provided with required medical care. (PTI)

16:13 (IST)21 Aug 2021
In Pics: Delhi roads waterlogged, traffic hit after record rains
Minto Bridge is closed for traffic following heavy rains in New Delhi on Saturday.
Water Logging  during heavy rain at ITO in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 21, 2021.

More photos here

15:04 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Thunderstorm, rain expected in Haryana, UP

Thunderstorm with light to moderateintensity rain would occur over adjoining areas of Panipat, Meham, Rohtak, Karnal, Charki-Dadri, Kosli, Jhajjar (Haryana) and parts of UP during the next two hours, Meteorological Department said.



14:50 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Maharashtra: Raigad gets over 2,800 mm rains since June

Maharashtra's Raigad district has recorded 2,823 mm rains so far since June, which is 89 per cent of its average annual rainfall, an official said on Saturday. 

In the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am, Alibaug has recorded 70 mm rains, followed by Matheran with 56.40 mm, Mhasala with 56 mm, Karjat with 48 mm and Poladpur with 43 mm, while Murud recorded the lowest at 24 mm, the official said. (PTI)

13:17 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Delhi: Raj Ghat watter logged after heavy rainfall

Water-logging at Raj Ghat, behind Red Fort, after heavy downpour in Delhi on Saturday morning. 

13:16 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Delhi roads waterlogged, traffic hit after record rains

In the early hours of Saturday, traffic movement was closed in several parts of Delhi including Minto Bridge, Moolchand underpass, Pul Prahladpur underpass, Kashmere Gate, Mundka, Nangloi, Azad market. Waterlogging has also been reported near several metro stations in Central and West Delhi.

11:43 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Delhi records highest one-day rain for August in at least 13 years

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said Delhi recorded 139 mm rainfall, the highest one-day rain for August in at least 13 years.

The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for Delhi, recorded 139 mm rainfall, while the Ridge Station registered 149.2 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Friday to 8.30 am on Saturday. This is the highest one-day rain for the month of the August in at least 13 years. The all-time highest rainfall was 184 mm on August 2, 1961.

10:37 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Rainfall to continue in Mumbai, suburbs today

Moderate rainfall continued through the Friday night in Mumbai and the suburbs as more rainfall is predicted for today. The India Metrological Department (IMD) has forecasted continued rainfall throughout the day on Saturday with the possibility of heavy spells at isolated places. No warning has been issued.

Moderate to intense cloud cover was observed over the adjoining areas of Mumbai— Thane, Kalyan, extending up to Raigad in Konkan and off the city coast.



09:22 (IST)21 Aug 2021
🟠 IMD issues orange alert for Delhi today

Due to bad weather conditions, the MeT department has issued an orange alert in Delhi for Saturday. Widespread rainfall in the city today could lead to water logging in some areas, traffic disruptions in several areas. Road and drain closures and disruption of power supply could be witnessed in parts of the city.

09:20 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Rain brings respite from sultry weather conditions in Delhi

Delhi got respite from the sultry weather conditions as rains lashed the national capital on Saturday. Widespread rainfall started since Friday night and continued till today morning. The national capital recorded 11 mm rainfall till 5.30 pm Friday.  Humidity levels oscillated between 97 per cent and 70 per cent. 

09:11 (IST)21 Aug 2021
Moderate to heavy intensity rain in Delhi-NCR today

The Met department has predicted moderate to heavy intensity rain in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas for today.  

08:57 (IST)21 Aug 2021
☔Today's rain forecast for south India

Towards the south, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will experience rains from today onwards. Kerala, Mahe and Andhra Pradesh will also witness heavy showers on Saturday. Widespread showers are likely to continue over the entire southern peninsula for the next 5 days, and reduce their intensity thereafter. 

08:57 (IST)21 Aug 2021
🌧️ Today's rain forecast for north India

In the next 24 hours, widespread rainfalls are likely in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, the India Meteorological Department said on Saturday.

Extremely heavy showers are also predicted over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar during the next 4-5 days.

13:10 (IST)20 Aug 2021
Uttarakhand: Rishikesh-Srinagar highway blocked due to a landslide

The NH 58 highway between Rishikesh and Srinagar was blocked near Shivmurti, Tota Ghati and Saudhpani due to a landslide.

Mumbai: People hold umbrellas as it rains in Mumbai. (PTI)

The western end of the monsoon trough is near its normal position and the eastern end is south of its normal position. The eastern end of monsoon trough is very likely to shift gradually northwards towards foothills of Himalayas during the next 24 hours, the IMD said in its daily weather bulletin.

There is a cyclonic circulation over south Bihar and its neighbourhood at lower tropospheric levels. It is likely to move nearly westwards during the next 48 hours.

Due to this, enhanced rainfall activity is likely over parts of northwest India and Bihar: Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rain is likely over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from August 20 to 23. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely over Uttarakhand on Friday.

 

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