Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rains likely in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Delhi air quality ‘unhealthy’

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rains likely in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Delhi air quality ‘unhealthy’

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: With the north-east monsoon becoming active, the rainfall is expected to continue in the next four days too.

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The active northeast monsoon, propelled by a low-pressure area over the east-central Arabian Sea, has ensured heavy showers across Kerala.

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: A cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to bring heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department has said in a weather bulletin. Extremely heavy rainfall of over 20 cms is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu in the hilly areas of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni and Dindigul districts, the IMD said. With the northeast monsoon becoming active, the weather condition is expected to remain the same for the next four days, too.

Following a rain-soaked bypoll day, a red alert has been issued in four districts of Kerala on Tuesday. According to the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, a red alert was also issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad on Monday.

Meanwhile, major pollutants PM 2.5 at 178 and PM 10 at 121 reached ‘unhealthy’ category in the area around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and India Gate in Delhi, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, ANI reported. The Met department has also predicted rain, snowfall in Himachal Pradesh in the coming days. Rain is likely in isolated places of the mid-hills, whereas snowfall may occur at some places of the state from October 22 to 24, PTI quoted Shimla Meteorological Centre director Manmohan Singh as saying on Monday.

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Ministers to be deputed to flood affected areas in Karnataka

With parts of Karnataka facing a deluge for the second time in the last couple of months, killing 12 people so far, the state cabinet on Tuesday decided to depute its Ministers to the flood affected regions to oversee rescue and relief work.

"From tomorrow we will form a team of Ministers and visit flood affected areas.

The relief that has already been given by the government to those affected by floods (in August) will be applicable to those getting affected now," Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry likely to receive rains for next two days

Various parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry continued to receive good spells of rain, with the regional weather office on Tuesday forecasting more showers for the next two days.

While a low-pressure area has formed over Bay of Bengal, a similar system continued in the Arabian Sea, S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said.

The low-pressure area over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal would intensify in the next 24 hours and move north-northwestwards, he told reporters here.

The weather office forecast rains in most parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next two days, with very heavy rainfall likely in ditricts along the Western ghats--The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Dinidgul and Theni. (PTI)

IMD lifts red alert for rainfall across Kerala

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has lifted the red alert for rainfall across Kerala, orange alert for Idukki and yellow alert in Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall in peninsular India in next 4-5 days

IMD predicted fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely over peninsular India during next 4-5
days. Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls are likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and  Karaikal on 22nd and over Coastal Karnataka during October 23 to 25. Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is also very
likely over parts of peninsular, east and central India during next two days

Delhi: Air pollutants in 'unhealthy category'

Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 178 and PM 10 at 121 are in 'Unhealthy' category in the area around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and India Gate, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, ANI reported. (Express Photo)

Kerala records 38 per cent excess rainfall within 3 weeks of northeast monsoon period

Three weeks into the northeast monsoon period, Kerala has already recorded 38 per cent excess rainfall. Dr S Abhilash from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at CUSAT-Kochi said the situation is complex with one well-marked low pressure area in the Arabian Sea and another low pressure area emerging in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Tamil Nadu. He added that there is another small cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area. Good rains can be expected between October 22 and 27, he added.

Delhi: Weatherman predicts clear skies throughout the day

It was a pleasant Tuesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 17.5 degree Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 70 per cent. The weatherman has predicted clear skies throughout the day.
"The skies will remain clear and the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 32 degrees Celsius today," he said.
On Monday, the minimum temperature recorded was 17.2 degrees while the maximum temperature settled at 32.5 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

Two rivers in Kerala continue to flow above danger mark

River Pamba at Thumpamon in Pathanamthitta district and River Kaveri at Palakadavu in Trichur district of Kerala continue to flow in above danger mark, said Flood Forecast Monitoring Directorate. (ANI)

Two Karnataka rivers continue to flow above danger mark

According to Flood Forecast Monitoring Directorate, River Ghatprabha at Gokak Falls in Belgaum district and River Krishna at Navalgund in Dharwad district in Karnataka continue to flow above danger mark. (ANI)

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On Monday, Kerala's Kochi witnessed severe waterlogging with heavy rains pounding the commercial city and nearby areas in the morning, affecting polling. Voters had to wade through knee-deep waters to reach polling booths and cast their votes. Power supply was affected, hindering the polling process. Railway traffic has also come to a temporary stop after the tracks at the Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam South railway stations came under rainwater.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh's tribal district Lahaul-Spiti shivered at freezing point on Monday. It became the coldest place in the state with the lowest temperature of 0.1 degree Celsius, the weathermen said.