Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: A deep depression formed over the northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian sea moved nearly westwards at a speed of 17 kmph and intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Hikka’, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday. Hikka is very likely to move nearly westwards and reach Oman coast by September 25 early morning, it added.
“Though Hikaa is unlikely to come towards Gujarat, it will cause strong winds along the state coast,” the weather department said in a bulletin. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday.
Meanwhile, overnight rains in parts of Delhi brought the mercury down on Sunday, with the maximum temperature settling at 29.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.
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4 Bengaluru-bound flights diverted to Chennai due to bad weather
Four Bengaluru-bound flights were diverted to Chennai on Monday due to heavy rains, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) sources told PTI. "There is very rain at the airport and so four flights were diverted to Chennai. Once the weather improves, the flights will leave for Bengaluru," a BIAL official said.
East/North East India: Weather forecast for the week
According to Skymet Weather, the northeastern states will see light to moderate rains with one or two heavy spells until September 24. Thereafter, scattered light rains will be a sight. The intensity of rain over Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura will increase around September 29. West Bengal is likely to record light to moderate rains up till September 26. Between September 27 to 29, rains will increase over the Gangetic West Bengal. Also, on and off rains are expected in parts of Bihar and Jharkhand until September 26. There will be good rains over Jharkhand and parts of Odisha between September 27 to 29. Intermittent light rains will be seen over East Uttar Pradesh throughout the week.
Light to moderate rains in parts of Himachal
Several places in Himachal Pradesh have been receiving light to moderate rains since Sunday evening, the MeT department said on Monday, PTI reported. Una recorded the highest temperature in the state at 34 degrees Celsius, whereas the lowest temperature was in Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong at 6.9 degrees Celsius. The weather office has forecast rains at some places of the state till September 29.
South India: Weather forecast of the week
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will see light to moderate rains with one or two heavy spells until September 25 in wake of a Low-Pressure Area, Skymet Weather reported. Thereafter, rains activities will reduce but scattered light rains will continue until September 26. North Interior Karnataka, parts of Tamil Nadu will also see light to moderate rains until September 25. Kerala and Coastal Karnataka will see good rains on September 25 and 26. However, between September 27 to 29, Monsoon will be subdued over the entire South Peninsula.
Central India: Weather forecast for the week
According to Skymet Weather, scattered light to moderate rains with one or two heavy spells will continue over Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh until September 27. On September 28 and 29, North Madhya Pradesh and North Chhattisgarh will see light to moderate rains. Most parts of Maharashtra except Konkan and Goa may see light to moderate rains until September 24 and on September 25 and 26, rains will be fairly widespread over Maharashtra.
North India: Weather forecast for the week
According to Skymet Weather, patchy rains over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh are expected until September 24. The intensity and spread of these rains may increase between September 25 to September 28. The reduction in rains will be seen around September 29. While Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will continue to see light to moderate rains throughout this week. Whereas West Rajasthan will be almost dry however between September 25 to September 27, light rains can be seen at a few places.
Thunderstorm, lightning likely in East India
Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely to occur at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Assam and Meghalaya, a bulletin released by the IMD read.
Rains likely in Delhi today
In the national capital, the weatherman has predicted a cloudy afternoon with the possibility of light rains. "The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 32 and 25 degrees Celsius," the official added.
Humid morning in Delhi
It was a sultry Monday morning in the national capital, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the afternoon, PTI reported. "The minimum temperature was recorded as 24 degrees Celsius, " a MeT official said. The humidity level was recorded at 87 per cent.
Cyclone Hikka unlikely to come towards Gujarat: IMD
The IMD has said that Cyclone Hikka will cause strong winds along Gujarat coast but it is unlikely to come towards the state. At 11.30 am on Monday, it was lying about 490 km west-southwest of Veraval in Gujarat, 520 km south-southwest of Karachi in Pakistan, and 710 km east-southeast of Masirah in Oman, the IMD said.
The cyclone will cause strong winds with speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph along and off the Gujarat coast during next 12 hours which will decrease thereafter, it said.
Delhi temperature today
Temperature in Delhi today-
Maximum temp: 31ºC
Minimum temp: 25ºC
Precipitation: 8 km/hr
Light rains likely in Mumbai today
Mumbai weather today: One or two spells of light rain or showers likely in city and suburbs.
Rain and Thunderstorm observations for yesterday
-At most places over east Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
-At many places over Himachal Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Assam and Meghalaya
-At a few places over Gujarat, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Konkan and Goa and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal
-At isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and South Interior Karnataka.
Increased rain activity over Odisha, West Bengal
A low-pressure area is likely to form over westcentral Bay of Bengal around September 24. Under its influence, an increase in rainfall activity is likely over north Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal from September 25.
Overnight rain in Delhi brings mercury down
Overnight rains in parts of Delhi brought the mercury down on Sunday, with the maximum temperature settling at 29.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.
According to the meteorological department, the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. Humidity levels oscillated between 89 and 74 per cent.
The maximum and minimum temperature on Monday is likely to be around 31 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively, it said.
The weather department has forecast generally cloudy skies with possibility of light rain or drizzle for Monday. (PTI)