Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Southwest monsoon covers entire country

Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Southwest monsoon covers entire country

Weather forecast today India HIGHLIGHTS: In a press release issued on Thursday evening by IMD, the weather department said there would be enhanced rainfall over Peninsular India over the next four to five days.

Weather forecast today LIVE Updates: Widespread rain in parts of Kerala as waterlogging reported in different parts
Rains lash parts of Kerala as residents take a stroll near the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo by Nidhin AS)

Weather forecast Today India HIGHLIGHTS: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) pre-positioned 84 teams across 71 locations in 23 states as per the states’ flood vulnerability profile late on Friday night, in order to deal with any flood-like situation. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that southwest monsoon has advanced into remaining parts of west Rajasthan during the past 24 hours and hence covered the entire country today, with a delay of four days from its normal date. Issuing a red alert in three districts in Kerala, IMD said the state is likely to witness heavy rainfall at most places till July 21. Rescue teams helped people move out of waterlogged areas in Kannur. Meanwhile, Assam which has been flooded is likely to receive reduced rainfall during the next three days.

After two days of moderate to heavy rainfall in Delhi-NCR, residents woke up to a sunny morning on Friday. Light rains are expected in certain parts of the capital region, but it is expected to turn weak, resulting in a dry spell between July 20 to 23. The flood situation in Bihar and Meghalaya was grim with death-toll crossing 100, PTI reported. In a press release issued on Thursday evening by IMD, the weather department said there would be enhanced rainfall over Peninsular India over the next four to five days. An off-shore trough is predicted from South Maharastra to Karnataka coast whereas a cyclonic circulation lies over parts of Bay of Bengal. Heavy rains will continue to lash Central India, especially Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka.

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84 NDRF teams pre-positioned in 23 states to deal with floods

84 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been pre-positioned in 23 states at 71 locations as per the states' flood vulnerability profile. In addition to this, 40 teams have been permanently deployed at 27 Regional Response Centres (RRCs) to respond to any eventuality.

Lakshadweep likely to receive rain during the next 3-4 days

The IMD has predicted fairly widespread to widespread rain over south interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep during the next 3-4 days.

Southwest monsoon covers entire country

The IMD said that southwest monsoon has advanced into remaining parts of west Rajasthan and hence covered the entire country today, with a delay of four days from its normal date of July 15. 

Rescue teams help people out of waterlogged areas in Kannur

Below are the visuals from Kannur in Kerela, where rescue teams are helping people out of waterlogged areas. 

Telangana likely to receive rain during the next two days

Light to moderate rain has been predicted for many places in Telangana during the next 24-48 hours, Skymet Weather reported.

Karnataka likely to receive rain today

Intense rain and would continue in some places of Dakshin Kannada, Shimoga, Udupi and Uttar Kannada districts in coastal Karnataka over the next 3-4 hours.

Arunachal Pradesh hit by earthquakes

Arunachal Pradesh was hit by several earthquakes Friday afternoon. While two earthquakes of magnitudes 5.6 and 3.8 on the Richter scale rocked East Kameng district of the state around 3 pm, Kurung Kumey district reported an earthquake around 3:20 pm, measuring  4.9 on the Richter scale.

Check district-wise rain forecast for Kerala

Below is the rain forecast for various districts in Kerala. 

Bihar's Madhubani district flooded

Madhubani district in Bihar was flooded after heavy rain in the region. 

Floods in Raghauli village. (Source: ANI)

Assam floods: Nearly 4128 villages in 28 districts have been affected, claims ASDMA

Kerala SDMA tweets the rainfall forecast for this week

Kerala State Disaster Management Authority tweeted the rainfall forecast in the state for the upcoming week. Check the forecast before you step out:

Uttar Pradesh to experience short spells of rain

Uttar Pradesh: Short spells of rain predicted in Aligarh, Badaun, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Etah, Hapur, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Kanshiram Nagar, Mahamaya Nagar, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Saharanpur, Sambhal, Shahjahanpur and Shamli during next 2-4 hours. 

Vengurla in Maharashtra is the rainiest place in India

A red alert has been sounded in Kerala, meanwhile, the rainiest place in India is Vengurla in Maharashtra which has received 154 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.  These are the other places which have received heavy showers:


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Vigorous Monsoon triggers flooding rains in Kerala, over 500 mm rains likely in next 3 days.

As predicted, vigorous Monsoon conditions have given incessant rains over Kerala during the last 24 hours. Rains had picked up pace over entire Kerala during the late Friday night, with extremely heavy spells all across the state. In span of 24 hours from 8:30 am, Kozhikode has recorded 150 mm of rains, Karipur 118 mm, Kochi 116 mm, Alappuzha 97 mm, Punalur 57 mm, Cannur 85 mm, and Thiruvananthapuram 27 mm, reported Skymet.

Satellite image of monsoon in Kerala.

WATCH: The cloud build up of Kerala rains

Kerala: Intense showers in Kannur, may lead to local flooding

Intense spells of rain are expected to continue over Kannur and adjoining cities during next 1 to 2 hours. It may lead to local flooding, Skymet reported. 

Kerala: Ernakulam receives heavy rainfall for the past 12 hours

Ernakulam is one of the districts which is witnessing heavy showers in Kerala

Kerala: Wayanad catchment receives heavy showers, severe rainfall predicted in Ghats

Massive rains since the floods last year in Kerala have been reported. Waynad catchment received heavy showers and severe rainfall is predicted in the ghats of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu today and tomorrow.

Flooded Assam experienced tremors as an earthquake hit the state last night

Landslide, heavy rainfall at various parts in Kerala

Heavy rainfall lashes Kerala's Kozhikode district. (Express photo)
Landslide at Vagamon town near Kottayam. (Express photo)

Humid morning in Delhi; minimum temperature recorded at 25 degree Celsius

Delhiites woke up to a humid morning on Friday, with the minimum temperature settling at 25 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 82 per cent The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 3.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The weatherman has predicted light rains in some parts of the city later in the day. (PTI)

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Good morning! It is a sunny day in Delhi-NCR after two days of light to moderate rainfall at various places. Meanwhile, IMD issued a red alert in Kerala's three districts yesterday as the state will witness very heavy rainfall for the next three days. Stay tuned to this space for the latest weather updates.

India's monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, IMD said, as summer showers turned patchy over the central, western and southern parts of the country, raising concerns over the progress of crop plantings.

Parts of north and eastern India were lashed by rains and the Army was called out in Punjab's Sangrur district following a 50-foot breach in the Ghaggar river that inundated over 2,000 acres of agricultural field and inhabitants of a few nearby villages fled fearing flood threat.

With the flood situation in Assam deteriorating further, the government on Tuesday released Rs 251.55 crore as assistance from the central share of SDRF for 2019-20. (Express photo: Tora Agarwala)

Of Assam's 33 districts, 28 remained under the grip of floods that have displaced nearly 54 lakh people and killed 36 people. Nine deaths -- three from Morigaon, two from Biswanath, and one each from Sonitpur, Udalguri, Bongaigaon and Barpeta districts -- were reported on Thursday, the ASDMA told PTI.

The Safdarjung Observatory on Thursday, which provides official figures for Delhi, reported 12.1 mm rains overnight. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, it measured 3.6 mm precipitation.