Weather forecast Highlights: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is likely to occur in Bihar and Jharkhand.
The weather department said that the monsoon season for the country will end on a positive note and be normal, with the withdrawal most likely to occur between September 15 and September 20. According to IMD officials, the rainfall during the ongoing month will be normal like August and July months, taking the season’s total rainfall to normal.
Meanwhile, rain-soaked Odisha is likely to be lashed by more downpour till Sunday due to a cyclonic circulation, the state government on Wednesday asked the district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flood. According to Skymet Weather, some relief is also likely on the weekend for the national capital. Sultry weather will persist till September 13.
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Heavy rain likely to lash most of Odisha till Saturday
Heavy rain is likely to lash around 22 of Odisha's 30 districts till Saturday due to a cyclonic circulation, the Meteorological Centre here said on Thursday. Rainfall of varied intensity may occur in many parts of north and south Odisha under the impact of the cyclonic circulation which now lies over Jharkhand and its neighbourhood, the MeT Centre said in a special bulletin.
Odisha is being battered by heavy rain in different spells due to five low-pressure areas formed over the Bay of Bengal since August. Many parts of south and west Odisha were also hit by flash floods due to incessant rain last month. In view of the weather forecast, the Revenue and Disaster Management department has asked the collectors of the districts to be affected to keep the administrative machinery prepared to meet possible flood or waterlogging. (PTI)
Parts of Himachal receive light rainfall
Parts of Himachal Pradesh received light rainfall in the past 24 hours, said the Meteorological Department on Thursday. Berthin received 11mm of rainfall since Wednesday 5.30 pm followed by Gaggal (7mm), Naina Devi (6mm), Bilaspur (4mm), Paonta Sahib and Palampur (2mm each), Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.
The minimum temperature stayed one to two degrees Celsius above the normal while the maximum temperature remained two to three degrees Celsius above the normal on Thursday. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Una (36.5 degrees Celsius) on Thursday, whereas the lowest temperature was recorded in Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong. The mercury hovered around 9.7 degrees Celsius in Keylong, he added. (PTI)
Eight killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand
Eight persons were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday, police said.
The incident occurred at Passi village under Majhiaon police station during a downpour. Those 10 persons had taken shelter under a tree which was struck by lightning, leading to the death of eight of them.
The two injured were hospitalised. The administration has given Rs 4 lakh to each of the family of the deceased as compensation, an official release said. (PTI)
MP gets above average rainfall this monsoon
Madhya Pradesh has received 28 per cent more rainfall than average since the beginning of the current monsoon season, an official said on Thursday. The average rainfall in the state between June 1 and September 30 is around 952 mm.
"This year, the state has received total 1,100 mm rainfall from June 1 till September 12 morning, while the normal average rainfall for this period is 861 mm," India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhopal, duty officer Ajay Shukla told PTI. "Even if it doesn't rain now, the state will have enough water," he said.
While Shahdol and Sidhi have so far received below-average rain, the other districts in the state have got normal or above normal downpour, he said. (PTI)
Sultry morning in Delhi, light rain forecast
It was a sultry, overcast Thursday morning in the national capital marked by high minimum temperature and humidity levels. The minimum temperature was 29.6 degrees Celsius which is four notches above the average in the season. Relative humidity at 8.30 AM was 77 percent, said a MeT department official. The day is forecast to remain generally cloudy. Light rain is also expected. (PTI)
MeT forecasts more rain in Odisha till Sunday
In a special bulletin, the Meteorological Centre here said that a cyclonic circulation exists over coastal West Bengal and neighbourhood. This, coupled with a strong monsoon current, will enhance rainfall in many parts of Odisha. In view of the weather forecast, the Revenue and Disaster Management department directed the collectors of the districts under orange and yellow warning to keep the administrative machinery prepared to meet any possible flood or waterlogging that may arise in the event of intense rain. (PTI)
Mumbai: Light to moderate rain today
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light to moderate rainfall in Mumbai on Ganpati Visarjan on Thursday. According to the Met department, the rainfall is likely to intensify towards evening. It also forecast light to moderate rain in Konkan belt and parts of North Maharashtra.
Chandigarh gets highest rainfall, Panchkula the lowest
Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali have received a varying amount of rainfall in the ongoing monsoon season with Chandigarh witnessing the highest rainfall and Panchkula the lowest, official data reveals. September has witnessed a dry start as the monsoon season is currently in its last leg. According to the data provided by the local meteorological centre, Chandigarh has received 603.2 mm rainfall till September 10 against the normal seasonal rainfall of 763.1 mm — a departure of 21 per cent.
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