The Indian Metereological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains and possible thunderstorm activity for the northwestern parts of India in the next 24 hours. The weather body also said the conditions are favourable for the advancement of Southwest monsoon. The Southwest Monsoon is progressing as per expectations over and across the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a scientist at the meteorological department was quoted as saying by ANI.
Meanwhile, incessant rains in Mumbai since Monday have brought the city to a standstill due to water-logging in many parts even as loss of lives and property have been reported from the city. The Santacruz observatory reportedly recorded a rainfall of 231.4 mm, for the first time this year. Kolkata also experienced heavy rains and waterlogging on Tuesday, with the Met department forecasting more rains in the state over the next two days.
Weather LIVE UPDATES: The IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rains and possible thunderstorm activity for the northwestern parts of India in the next 24 hours.
Heavy rains lash Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh
The Gorakhpur airport was closed and flights to Delhi were cancelled after heavy rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh city throwing normal life out of gear.
The programme of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was scheduled to return to Gorakhpur today after inspecting a rally venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Maghar, was changed due to rains here.
Modi will address a public rally and lay the foundation stone of a research institute at Maghar tomorrow. Heavy rainfall since last night has caused water logging in several parts of Gorakhpur and mobile water pumps have been deployed in many localities, officials said. (PTI)
As many as flights diverted from Delhi due to bad weather
Six flights have been diverted from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) due to sudden change in weather.— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2018
Overcast skies in Delhi NCR
The National Capital Region today witnessed overcast skies almost throughout the day, followed by strong winds in the evening which kept the mercury in check, even as overnight rains led to increase in humidity levels. Six flights were diverted from Delhi due to inclement weather conditions as told by sources of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to PTI.
According to the Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, Delhi received 3.4 mm of rains till 8.30 am, while areas under Palam, Lodhi Road and Ridge observatories recorded 0.6 mm, 7.7 mm and 2 mm rains respectively during the same period.
Waterlogging in Mumbai after heavy rains on Monday
Heavy rains led to severe water logging in Chembur and Powai area on Monday. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)
Met department forecasts more rains for south Bengal
After incessant rains in Kolkata, several parts of the city like Behala, Kidderpore, E M Bypass and Mukundapur were waterlogged. Amherst Street and Vivekananda Road in North Kolkata were also waterlogged. The Met department forecasting more rains over south Bengal in the next two days. Read here
Reports of waterlogging from Bhubaneswar
Meanwhile, in Odisha heavy rains caused water-logging in the capital city of Bhubaneswar. (ANI)
Rains in Mumbai have claimed 10 lives, massive traffic snarls due to water logging
The IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rains for Mumbai. “Circulation over south Gujarat and adjoining north Konkan has moved inward in the north direction, which will cause a reduction in rainfall activity over north Konkan in next 24 hours,” said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General, Western Region, IMD Mumbai.
On Monday, several parts of the city, like Chunabhatti, Wadala, Dadar, Malad, Kurla, Gamdevi, Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, were flooded, causing major traffic disruptions. Waterlogging was reported in some parts of the Eastern and Western Express Highways, arterial roads, and many low-lying areas of the city and suburbs. The water level receded after 5 pm. Read more
Vistara airlines tweeted that their flights may be delayed due to bad weather conditions in Delhi
Assam floods: Though the water level is down, the situation is still quite dangerous
Though the water level has come down, the situation is still quite dangerous: Central Water Commission official on overall flood situation in #Assam. 28 people have died due to floods in various parts of the state. Visuals of Brahmaputra river from Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/7gYnf6ZdHK— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2018