Weather forecast Today: Mumbai and some other districts in Maharashtra are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in a few places from August 3 till August 5, said the India Meteorological Department on Saturday. The places likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall during this period, apart from Mumbai, are Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Beed, Latur and Osmanabad districts.
Places in Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani, Jalna, Sangli and Aurangabad are likely to receive light to moderate rain till
August 5, the IMD forecast added. As per IMD classification, “heavy to very heavy rainfall” means precipitation ranging from 64.5 mm to 204.4 mm in a period of 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Delhi-NCR region received a fresh spell of monsoon showers on Saturday, bringing respite from humidity experienced over last few days.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted thunderstorm today with light to moderate intensity rain with wind speed 15-30 kmph over and adjoining areas of many places of North-west Delhi, North Delhi, New Delhi, South-West Delhi, South Delhi, Gurugram, Mathura, Agra, Barsana, Rajgarh, Kotputli, Jhajjar, Tundla, Hathras, Gohana, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Noida, Etah, Deeg, Bharatpur, Alwar, Viratnagar, and Badayun.
Moderate to severe thunderstorm accompanied with lightning at isolated places are also very likely over Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Chhattisgarh during next 12 hours.
The IMD also predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall along India’s western coast over the next five days. Goa, coastal Karnataka and Kerala are likely to receive heavy downpour in the coming week due to the convergence of strong lower level winds over the coast. According to the weather bureau, particularly intense showers have been predicted over Konkan and Goa between August 4 and 5. Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are also likely across Gujarat in the next 24 hours.
Squally weather, with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, is very likely over the southeast Arabian Sea along and off the Kerala-Karnataka coasts and Lakshadweep-Maldives areas. The Maharashtra coast is expected to receive a bout of strong winds today, prompting the weather department to advise fishermen against venturing into the sea.
Meanwhile, under the influence of a shifting monsoon trough, the convergence of lower level winds from the Arabian Sea over the western Himalayan region and a cyclonic circulation over Punjab and its neighbourhood, widespread rain is also likely over most parts of north India.
Due to these meteorological developments, widespread showers with isolated heavy falls are predicted over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim in the next 24 hours.
The rainfall intensity and distribution are also likely to increase over East India due to the formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal on August 4. Isolated heavy to very heavy fall have been predicted across the eastern states on Tuesday.
According to the IMD, moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are likely at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, South Telangana and north coastal Andhra Pradesh in the next 12 hours.
No significant change in temperature is likely to take place over most parts of the country in the next three-four days, the weather bureau said.
On Friday, the highest maximum temperature of 40.5°C was recorded in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, while the lowest minimum temperature of 19.0° C was reported in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh.
Heavy rains likely in 10 districts of Kerala as IMD issues yellow alert
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow alert for ten districts in Kerala for next four days indicating heavy rains in the region. The weatherman has predicted rains ranging from 6 cm to 20 cm at various districts till August 5.
The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and
Kasaragod districts have been issued yellow alert. The IMD website also indicates the formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal towards the later part of the first week of August and says its likely to intensify over northwest bay of Bengal off Odisha coast at the end of the first week.
Earlier, on July 29, a red alert was sounded in the high range Idukki district by the IMD with widespread extremely heavy rains predicted as parts of the state received heavy showers inundating low lying areas and partially
disrupting rail traffic.
Kerala had been devastated by the worst floods in the last 100 years during August 2018 that claimed over 400
lives and razed several houses. Last year, the state’s northern parts were flooded again in August as heavy rains and widespread landslides wreaked havoc, claiming over 120 lives.
A large number of people including women and children had lost their lives at Kavalapara in Malappuram and
Puthumala in Wayanad alone when landslides rocked the places.
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