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Weather forecast today: Delhi may have to wait for another week for monsoon

A low pressure area along with active monsoon is going to occur in parts of India such as Northeast, east central and peninsular regions. Southwest monsoon has advanced over these regions.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 16, 2021 9:11:46 am
The normal onset date of monsoon in Delhi is June 27. (File)

The onset of monsoon in Delhi will be delayed by another week, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

A westerly trough has impeded the rapid progress of the monsoon in northwest India and it will take seven to 10 more days for the wind system to reach Delhi, IMD said.

“Due to the adverse influence of mid-latitude westerlies, a hiatus in further advance of Southwest monsoon into remaining parts of northwest India. The situation is being monitored continuously and will be updated on a daily basis. The delay may be for 7-10 days. The situation will be more clear tomorrow,” news agency PTI reported quoting Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre.

Meanwhile, IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorm and winds of speed 20-40 Km/h in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness for the monsoon season and flood situation. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was also present in the meeting.

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Southwest Monsoon covers nearly 80% of country’s area, expected to arrive in Delhi in 2-3 days. Follow this space for the latest updates.

21:35 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Thunderstorm, moderate rainfall predicted in parts of UP, Rajasthan, Haryana

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h have been predicted in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

21:08 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Delhi may have to wait for another week for monsoon

A westerly trough has impeded the rapid progress of the monsoon in northwest India and it will take seven to 10 more days for the wind system to reach Delhi, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

"Due to the adverse influence of mid-latitude westerlies, a hiatus in further advance of Southwest monsoon into remaining parts of northwest India. The situation is being monitored continuously and will be updated on a daily basis," Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre said. (PTI)

20:52 (IST)15 Jun 2021
MPs urged to participate in Jal Shakti Ministry's 'Catch The Rain Campaign'

Union minister Rattan Lal Kataria has urged his fellow parliamentarians to support the ongoing 'Catch The Rain Campaign' during the monsoon season. He has written letters to all MPs, both from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, to support the ongoing "Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain" campaign in their respective constituencies and states.

The campaign with the theme "Catch the rain where it falls, when it falls" was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 22, coinciding with the World Water Day. It aims at tapping rainwater by constructing artificial recharge structures, revitalising existing ponds and water bodies, creating new water bodies, provisioning check dams, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers before the onset of monsoon.

It is also planned to create a database of all water bodies in the country by geo-tagging them and using this data to create scientific and data-based district-level water conservation plans. (PTI) 

19:12 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Moderate to heavy rains to lash parts of UP

Thunderstorm along with moderate to heavy rainfall and winds with speed of 30-40 Km/h is expected to lash parts of Uttar Pradesh including Muzaffarnagar, Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Chandpur, Hastinapur, Khatauli, Meerut, Modinagar, Rampur, Moradabad, Sambhal and Amroha in coming hours.

17:47 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs meeting over preparedness for monsoon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the preparedness for the monsoon season and flood situation. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was also present in the high-level meeting.

15:49 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Delhi to experience thunderstorm, light to moderate rainfall

The India Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and winds with speed of 20-40 Km/h over Delhi and adjoining areas.

15:00 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Monsoon clouds over parts of Haryana, Delhi
14:29 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Thunderstorm and moderate rainfall in districts of Rajathan, Haryana
14:08 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Rains wreak havoc in south Karnataka; red alert in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the coastal and interior parts of south Karnataka on Tuesday, warning of widespread rainfall due to the southwest monsoon. The alert has been sounded for Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts.

IMD Bengaluru Centre Head C S Patil said, “Low pressure had developed over Jharkhand and its neighbourhoods, while a trough ran from East Central Arabian Sea to south Konkan. There was another low-pressure zone near the Karnataka coast. Due to its influence, heavy rainfall has been predicted in the coastal areas.”

The IMD has issued an orange alert for the two districts on June 16 and 17, and a yellow alert on June 18. Read More

13:25 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Pleasant morning in Delhi

Delhi forecast shows cloudy skies with light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds of 40-50 kmph speed.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius.
     
The MeT office said the relative humidity recorded in the city at 8.30 am was 65 percent.
     
'Westerlies winds have slowed down the progress of the monsoon in northwest India. It is not likely to hit Delhi in the next two days,' an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official had said on Monday.
     
It was earlier predicted that the monsoon may reach Delhi by June 15, 12 days early. (PTI)

12:55 (IST)15 Jun 2021
IMD issues red, yellow, orange alert for various districts in Karnataka

Coastal and interiors of south Karnataka have been put on red alert according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) after these areas experienced widespread rainfall due to active monsoon. 

IMD Bengaluru Centre Head CS Patil said low pressure had developed over Jharkhand and its neighbourhoods, while a trough ran from East Central Arabian Sea to south Konkan. There was another low-pressure zone near the Karnataka coast. Due to its influence, heavy rainfall has been predicted in coastal areas.

The IMD has sounded a red alert for Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts on June 15, orange alert on June 16 and 17 and yellow alert on June 18. For June 17, orange alert has been issued for Shivamogga, Kodagu, Gadag and Haveri districts. 

Meanwhile north Karnataka experienced scattered rains on Monday. Panambur, Kutta and Bhagamandala received the highest rainfall (9 cm), followed by Mangaluru and Agumbe (8 cm).

Bengaluru city is expected to experience light to moderate rainfall for the next two days.

12:27 (IST)15 Jun 2021
Significant rainfall recorded in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours
12:03 (IST)15 Jun 2021
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Goa till Friday
 

Heavy rain lashed most parts of Goa on Monday with Old Goa and the northernmost taluka of Pernem receiving very heavy rain throughout the day.

According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Meteorological Centre at Goa, there was a warning of likely extremely heavy rainfall – more than 204.4 mm in 24 hours – on Tuesday as well. The IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall in the state until Friday in both North and South Goa.

Parts of Panaji saw traffic diversions and water-logging Monday. The cumulative rainfall received until 8:30 pm was 113.5 mm in Old Goa, 98 mm in Panaji and 97 mm in Pernem. According to the IMD’s forecast on Monday evening, rain would very likely be accompanied by a wind of 30-40 kmph and intense short spells are very likely. Read More

11:27 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Light rain in Lucknow

Lucknow received light rain on Monday morning. As per the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast, the city will experience "partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers" today.

Below is a video of the rain in Lucknow on Monday:

11:18 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Pune weather update: Light rain, partly sunny sky conditions to prevail today

Pune will witness partly cloudy or sunny skies on Monday. There are chances of a very light to light rainfall (2.4mm – 15.4mm in 24 hours) whereas ghats areas of the Pune district could experience heavy spells on Monday.

Even though the Southwest monsoon is active over Maharashtra, Pune will not get much benefit during this week.

On Monday, the city’s maximum temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature will be 22 degrees.

11:11 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Monsoon likely to hit Delhi in next 24-36 hours, light showers expected for 2 days

With monsoon expected to hit Delhi in the next 24-36 hours, light showers and below-normal temperatures are expected in the national capital over the next two days.

The mercury is likely to remain below normal throughout the week.

Monsoon usually hits Delhi on June 27, but as per IMD officials, a low-pressure area and cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal, an east-west trough running from south Punjab to the centre of the low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal, strong south-westerly winds along the west coast, and an off-shore trough off the west coast mean that Delhi will get monsoon rains two weeks early this year.

10:48 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Karnataka: Heavy rain in Shivamogga

Water was released from Tunga dam in Gajanur village of Shivamogga, Karnataka, as the water level increased to heavy rainfall. 

Watch the video here:

10:42 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Moderate intensity showers likely in Delhi

Moderate intensity rain and gusty winds reaching up to 40 kmph are predicted in the city on Monday as a precursor to the southwest monsoon.

The India Meteorological Department said the humidity was recorded at 70 per cent at 8.30 am and the minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, three notches below the usual for the season.

"Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into most parts of Madhya Pradesh; remaining parts of east Uttar Pradesh; Delhi; some more parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab during the next 48 hours," the weather agency said.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 34 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal. (PTI)

09:42 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Progress of Southwest Monsoon

Here is how the Southwest Monsoon has advanced throughout the country. 

09:42 (IST)14 Jun 2021
Progress of Southwest Monsoon

Here is how the Southwest Monsoon has advanced through the country. 

Monsoon Live Updates: Monsoon to arrive in Delhi in next 2-3 days People holding an umbrella walk past Bada Danda (Grand Road) amid rain as monsoon hits the city, in Puri, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)

By Sunday, the monsoon has covered the entire Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and some parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and northern Punjab, covering nearly 80 per cent of the country’s geographical area.

The low pressure system, prevailing over north Odisha and West Bengal, is set to intensify within the next two to three days. This will help the monsoon to progress.

There is a trough running between south Punjab till northwest Bay of Bengal, with the eastern end lying close to the low pressure system. These two systems, along with strong westerly winds coming in from the Arabian Sea, will bring heavy to very heavy spells of rainfall over Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana and Vidarbha in Maharashtra during till Thursday.

Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh will receive heavy rain till June 17, the IMD has stated. Coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra will receive isolated heavy spells on Monday and Tuesday, the Met department said.

 

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