Dark clouds turned the skies grey and brought light rain in parts Delhi-NCR on Friday evening. While strong winds throughout the day had brought down the soaring temperatures across the national capital and its neighbouring areas, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted rains along with dust storm and thunderstorm.
The weather department on the other hand issued orange alert for Kerala’s Iddukki district just two-days ahead of the onset of monsoon in the state. Several districts in Kerala will receive heavy rainfall righ till the weekend. A yellow alert of isolated heavy rainfall has been sounded off in Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha on Friday. Following the alert by IMD of two developing depressions in the Arabian sea, the state government had banned all fishing activities in these waters.
Meanwhile, IMD, Pune on Thursday said that monsoon is likely to hit Maharashtra by June 8, almost eight days after touching Kerala. The pre-monsoon activities in Maharashtra is expected to start by May 30, ANI quoted Dr Anupam Kashyapi, IMD scientist, Pune as saying.