Weather forecast Today India LIVE Updates: After a long wait, heavy rain and thundershower lashed Delhi-NCR on Monday afternoon bringing respite from hot weather conditions. In the evening, two flights were diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather conditions, officials said. IMD had predicted generally cloudy skies and very light rain with thundershower in the national capital, a condition that is likely to continue till Thursday.
Meanwhile, heavy rain in Assam on Monday caused flooding in Kaziranga National Park and on National Highway 37. Incessant rain led to an increase in the water level of river Brahmaputra, affecting nearly 200 villages in Morigaon district in the state. Nearly 1.14 lakh people were affected by incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days. Heavy rain in Nepal caused floods in Bihar, where four people were killed and nearly 18 lakh affected across various districts in the state.
WATCH | Heavy rains lash Delhi, bring respite from hot weather conditions pic.twitter.com/AiVJoBSTsb
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast said rainfall along the foothills of Himalayas will likely continue for the next two days resulting in riverine floods in Bihar. Widespread rainfall has been forecast for Assam and Meghalaya during the next 24 hours and it will decrease thereafter.
IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam and Meghalaya. Check LIVE Updates on weather forecast today.
Two flights diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather
Two flights were diverted from Delhi airport on Monday evening due to bad weather conditions, officials said. "Due to bad weather in Delhi, two flights got diverted to Lucknow airport on Monday evening," an airport official.
The city's long wait for monsoon showers ended Monday as it gauged 28.8 mm precipitation, the maximum in July this year, and more rains are expected over the next two to three days.
The moderate rainfall on Monday ended a six-day dry spell in the national capital. (PTI)
After rains, maximum temperature of Delhi dipped to 28 degrees Celsius
Following the rains, the maximum temperature in Delhi dipped from 36 degrees Celsius in the morning to 28 degrees in the evening. The IMD had predicted generally cloudy skies and very light rain with thundershowers in the national capital, a condition that is likely to continue till Thursday. See photos...
Youngsters enjoy rain in Delhi
Youngsters enjoy rain in Delhi.
Tree falls on a parked car during heavy rains in Delhi
Visuals from parts of New Delhi lashed by thundershowers
Rain lashed parts of New Delhi. (Express Photos: Praveen Khanna)
Dark clouds hover over national capital as rains lash Delhi
Dark clouds hover over national capital as rains lash the city. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)
1.14 lakh people affected by floods in Meghalaya
Nearly 1.14 lakh people were affected by incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days. Low-lying areas in West Garo Hills district were submerged due to rising waters of the Brahmaputra and Jinjram rivers.
Water level in river Brahmaputra rises after heavy rain in Assam
The water level of Brahmaputra river has risen after incesant rain. Nearly 200 villages have been affected in Morigaon district, news agency ANI reported.
Assam: Water level of Brahmaputra river rises after incessant rainfall; around 200 villages affected in Morigaon. pic.twitter.com/Q3XYEvi36Y— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019
Heavy rain causes flooding in Assam
Possibility of very light rain in Delhi
The maximum temperature in Delhi on Monday is likely to be around 36 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is likely to be 26 degrees Celsius. Very light rain with thundershower has been forecast for today. A MeT official said that rain is expected in the city tomorrow.