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Weather HIGHLIGHTS: Low pressure area created over Odisha coast, heavy rains, thunderstorm predicted

Weather forecast Today: IMD has predicted that Odisha may receive heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms at many places. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 26, 2019 10:48:56 am
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Weather forecast: A low-pressure area is likely to build over coastal Odisha and neighbouring regions due to a cyclonic circulation which currently lies off the Odisha-West Bengal coast, IMD said in its latest bulletin. The state is expected to receive heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms at many places. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, Delhi woke up to a cloudy Sunday morning, with the minimum temperature settling at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. According to the MeT department, there is a possibility of light rains later in the day.

Heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, south Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat region, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana, coastal Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Tamilnadu and Kerala

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    20:02 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Cloudy Sunday, light rains in Delhi

    Delhiites witnessed a cloudy Sunday with light showers in the evening as the minimum temperature settled at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

    According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal.

    Till 5:30 pm, 2.4 mm rainfall was recorded in Delhi and the humidity level oscillated between 97 to 60 per cent.

    14:12 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Train delayed due to rain

    Train No. 12193 Yesvantpur Jn. - Jabalpur Express has been rescheduled to leave at 10.15 pm instead of 3.50 pm on August 25, due to late running of pairing train.

    13:44 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Rains likely over coastal Karnataka

    Rainfall very likely at most places over coastal Karnataka and at many places over north interior Karnataka and south interior Karnataka, IMD said. Warning for next 24 hours: Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places over all three districts of coastal Karnataka.

    11:05 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Punjab floods: NDRF rescue 94 animals, locals too pitch in

    In the flood-hit village Mundi Choliyan of Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Saturday around 8.30 am, a cow lay unconscious near the Sutlej banks. Breathing short with signs of fever, she couldn’t have survived. Soon a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) led by team commander Chhering Gonbo, after noticing the cow, served her water and medicines. A vet was called and a few hours later, her breathing became normal. She was doing much better by 2 pm.

    At a time when the focus of administration, volunteers and other rescue teams is primarily on saving human lives, humanity and compassion can be seen winning in flood-hit districts of Punjab where the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are also saving voiceless creatures. Even the common people are reaching flood-hit villages with trucks filled with green and dry fodder and water for cows and buffaloes which are bearing the brunt of floods equally along with their human owners. Read more

    11:02 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Punjab floods: Deepest breach in Sutlej near Ludhiana village repaired

    Forty-five-foot-deep and 175-ft-wide breach occurred due to floods on the banks of Sutlej river close to Bholewal Qadim village in Ludhiana was repaired on Saturday evening. The breach, which occurred on Monday night, resulted in the flooding of one temple, fields and roads.

    The breach had occurred after 2.4 lakh cusec water was released from Bhakra. In a distance of 6 km, a total of 10 breaches occurred on the banks of Sutlej out of which one was in Ludhiana and the rest in Phillaur area.

    Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Sarkaria made a third visit to Bholewal Qadim village on Saturday morning. “Workers of MGNREGA and local residents have plugged the breach which was very deep. Breach at Garhi Fazal village in Mattewara complex has already been plugged,” he said. Read More

    10:51 (IST)25 Aug 2019
    Maharashtra: 17 districts still rain-deficit

    Cases of Dengue are being reported in the aftermath of rains across few pockets in Goa, with a hospital in Vasco reporting seven cases this week. According to local reports from south taluka, the number of dengue cases since August seems to be on the rise at Canacona, bordering Karnataka.

    The officials in both the talukas are looking to fogging to ensure it doesn’t spread further. In the last fifteen days, Goa has seen incessant rains with water still accumulated in various places. Municipal Chairman Nandadeep told reporters that the municipal authorities have begun work to ensure the water pockets are identified and also fogging is done on priority basis in southern suburbs of Goa.

    The officials have cited the accumulation of water too as the reason along with stretches where the village still suffers from open defecation. Read more

    weather, weather today, weather today india, weather forecast, weather forecast today, weather forecast report, weather report, weather report today, delhi weather, Chennai weather, kerala weather, noida weather, odisha weather, weather india, weather live, live weather today Dirty water of the Budha Nullah at the Shiv Puri in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

    Meanwhile, the Union government has excluded Punjab from the purview of Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCT) to be visiting 11 flood-affected states despite Satluj river wreacking havoc in Punjab and the state pegging the financial loss at Rs 1,700 crore.

    The Centre on Saturday constituted teams of ministers to visit the states affected by floods. A statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs stated: “In pursuance of a decision taken by the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, in the High Level Committee (HLC) meeting held on August 19, the Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to visit the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala affected by recent floods.”

    While the IMCT for Karnakata, led by Shri Prakash, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, already visited Karnataka on Saturday to have first-hand on-the-spot assessment of damage caused and relief work carried out by the state administration, Punjab does not even figure on the list of states where the Central team would be visiting.

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already expressed his disappointment at the development. He tweeted: “Surprised on the exclusion of Punjab from the list of States to be visited by the Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess losses in flood-affected areas in different States. Request HM @AmitShah ji to direct the Central Team to visit Punjab to assess the huge losses.”

    Meanwhile, strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph, are very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, southeast and central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea. Squally weather is likely to prevail along and off Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coasts.