Weather forecast today Highlights: Several parts of the north Indian plains have been recording high levels of humidity, which is not a usual phenomenon in September. High amount of moisture due to the low pressure area, coupled with temperatures, leads to rise in the humidity. And with the monsoon showing no signs of withdrawal as yet, North Indian plains are unlikely to get any respite from high levels of humidity this week.
The country has so far received four per cent more rains than normal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) data shows. Normally, the withdrawal of monsoon from parts of west Rajasthan begins from September 1. By September 15, the monsoon withdraws from some more parts of Rajasthan, the areas of Kutch in Gujarat and parts of Punjab.
Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Sunday reviewed the prevailing flood situation in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and directed that immediate assistance be provided to meet the crisis.
Here's the latest on the weather forecast for today. Follow us for Highlights.
Light rains in parts of Himachal, more likely today
Some parts of Himachal Pradesh received light to moderate rainfall since Saturday evening, the Meteorological (MeT) department has said.
Dharamshala received 24 mm rainfall since 5.30 pm on Saturday, followed by Bharwain (5 mm), Mandi (4 mm) and Palampur (3 mm), Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said on Sunday.
He said maximum temperatures recorded at various places in the state were normal and minimum temperatures were 1 to 2 degrees above the normal.
Sultry morning in Delhi
Delhiites experienced a sultry Monday morning, with humidity levels at 84 per cent, officials said. Cloudy skies with possibility of light rain is forecast for the day.
The maximum and minimum temperature would be around 36 and 28 respectively, a MeT official said.
South India to receive moderate showers for next few days
Skymet Weather predicted light to moderate rains for north Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh coast and North interior Karnataka during the next 3-4 days.
Rain forecast in Bengaluru today
The IMD has forecast rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru Monday. Surface wind likely to be strong and gusty at times.
45,000 people evacuated as heavy rain lashes Madhya Pradesh
Over 45,000 people have been shifted to safer places, nearly 20,000 of them in the last 24 hours in Mandsaur and Neemuch districts, as Madhya Pradesh, especially districts in western and central areas, continued to suffer from heavy rainfall.
Cloudy skies in Delhi today
Rains in some parts of Delhi on Sunday provided much-needed relief to the people from the sultry weather. The maximum temperature touched 34.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal and minimum temperature was recorded as 27.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above season's average.
Cloudy skies with possibility of light rain is forecast for the day.
No heavy rain in Kolkata during Durga Puja: Met
The regional Meteorological Centre has predicted that Kolkata and its neighbouring areas will not witness any heavy rainfall during Durga Puja next month. However, some places may get scattered rain.
“The city sky will most likely remain clear and people will experience pleasant weather. The temperature may remain just below normal during the (puja) time,” said a weather official.
Soaring mercury pushes up power demand in Jammu, officials appeal for judicial use of AC
The rising mercury in Jammu region has led to an increased power demand forcing unscheduled outages and overloading on transformers, with officials on Sunday appealing to people to judiciously use electrical appliances like air conditioners.
The residents in Jammu are reeling under hot and humid conditions over the past couple of weeks with the city recording a high of 34.3 degrees Celsius and a low of 25.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which were 1.3 and 2.3 notches above the normal, respectively, during this time of the season.
IMD rainfall warning for Madhya Pradesh
The IMD has forecast heavy rainfall for Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, and light rainfall for Vidharbha region from September 18 evening.