Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Isolated places in Maharashtra, Goa and the Konkan region are expected to get heavy to very heavy rainfall on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The weather agency has also predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning at isolated places across Odisha. Strong winds with speed up to 40-50 km per hour are likely to blow over south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts while squally weather is likely over the southeast Bay of Bengal. Fishermen in these areas have also been advised not to venture into the seas.
On Thursday, although reeling under a red alert from the weather department, Mumbai hardly received any rain. As a precautionary measure after IMD’s alert, indicating “extremely heavy rainfall”, the Maharashtra government had declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the city and in Raigad district. However, this too remained ineffective as several educational institutions remained open.
In other news, New Delhi has been reeling under a long spell of high temperatures and humidity since September 8, when the city recorded 47.4 mm rains. Only brief spells of very light rainfall have occurred after that. “Normally, the monsoon withdraws from the Delhi-NCR region around September 21. But this time, it is expected to retreat only around the month-end,” an IMD official told PTI. In September so far, the national capital has recorded 50.4 mm rains against the 30-year average of 94.9 mm — a deficiency of 47 per cent.
Weather forecast today LIVE Updates: Follow the latest news and updates on rain and temperatures across India, including in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and other cities.
Rains in parts of Himachal Pradesh
Isolated places in Himachal Pradesh have received rainfall in last 24 hours, the Meteorological department said here on Friday. Dharamshala received 35 mm rain since Thursday 5.30 pm, followed by Kangra (29 mm), Palampur (28 mm), Gaggal (23 mm), Manali (16 mm), Baijnath (13 mm), Sundernagar and Bharwain (8 mm), Shimla (7 mm), Solan and Kasauli (5 mm each), Kufri (4 mm), Jogindernagar (3 mm), Mandi (4 mm) and Rampur (1 mm), Shimla MeT centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Madhya Pradesh seeks Rs 11,906-crore flood relief package from Centre
Madhya Pradesh suffered a loss of Rs 11,906 crore during the recent floods, state government officials have told a visiting central team and sought immediate financial aid for relief and rehabilitation work. The officials made a formal request for financial assistance of Rs 11,906 crore to Madhya Pradesh before the central team, headed by Sandeep Poundrik, joint secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, currently visiting the state, a public relations department officer said on Friday. The loss figure is based on initial assessment of damage caused by heavy rains and subsequent floods which have claimed 225 lives so far.
Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana to get rains in next 24 hours
During the next 24 hours, rains likely to lash South Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, parts of Vidarbha, parts of Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana and Konkan and Goa, reported.
Santa Cruz observatory recorded 35 mm rain between 8.30 am & 11.30 am
Mumbai is experiencing showers across the city. Santa Cruz observatory recorded 35 mm of rains between 8.30 am and 11.30 am today.
Delhi: Cloudy afternoon, light rains likely in evening
It was a sultry Friday morning in the national capital, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. "The minimum temperature at 8.30 am was 24.9 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year while the humidity was 83 per cent," a MeT official said. The weatherman has predicted a cloudy afternoon with the possibility of light rains towards the evening. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius, the official added. (PTI)
Heavy rains lash Mumbai suburbs
Heavy rains lash Mumbai suburbs, whereas adjoining areas are likely to receive moderate to intense spells. IMD in its latest update said that 81.0 mm rainfall was recorded at the Colaba observatory whereas the Santacruz observatory recorded 3.5 mm rainfall.
Thunderstorm with rain predicted in parts of Himachal
Several places in Himachal Pradesh received rainfall as monsoon remained normal over the state, the IMD said. The minimum temperature in Kullu is 17 degrees Celcius. Thunderstorm with heavy rain is predicted. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Una at 31.8 degrees Celsius. On Thursday, heavy rainfall lashed isolated places in Kangra district.
Chennai weather news: Cloudy skies today, light rains expected
A day after Chennai received 100 mm of rainfall, the city Friday is likely to witness cloudy skies, and thundershowers towards the evening or night. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, the minimum temperature will settle at 25.3 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature will touch 28.7 degrees Celsius.
Odisha: Thundershowers likely in Bhubaneswar; light rains in Puri
The IMD has predicted fairly widespread to widespread rainfall over Odisha this week. Bhubaneswar will see cloudy skies today with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Puri, meanwhile, may also experience light rains.
Mostly cloudy sky across Madhya Pradesh
AccuWeather has predicted mostly cloudy sky across Madhya Pradesh. Presently, temperatures in various districts are between 26 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius.
IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in Goa
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over Konkan & Goa. Today, the maximum and minimum temperatures in Goa are 29 degrees Celcius and 24 degrees celsius, respectively.
Mumbai suburbs receive rain of various intensities
Monsoon rains of different intensities have been recorded in various parts of Mumbai and its suburbs. Santa Cruz received only 3.5 mm of rain, while Colaba recorded heavy rain of 81 mm in a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday.
Cloudy weather in Delhi
The weather today in Delhi remains generally cloudy with light rain in parts of the city and maximum temperature at 34 degrees Celcius. Delhi has been reeling under a long spell of high temperatures and humidity since September 8, when the city recorded 47.4 mm rains. Only brief spells of very light rainfall have occurred after that.
Moderate showers with thunderstorm forecast across Maharashtra: IMD
Moderate rain and thundershowers were forecast by IMD on Thursday night to occur over Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Palghar, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim districts till Friday morning. A cyclonic depression is forming in the Arabian sea which will bring rainfall to the states of Maharashta, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, reported Skymet.
Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains lashed Kangra district on Thursday
Heavy rainfall lashed isolated places in Kangra district since Wednesday evening, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
Dharmshala received 89 mm of rainfall, followed by Nahan (43 mm), Gaggal (39 mm), Sarkaghat (32 mm) Kangra and Bhoranj (23 mm each), Baldwara (17 mm), Amb (14 mm), Bharari (9 mm), Una (8 mm), Chail (6 mm) and Solan (5 mm), he added.