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Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Chennai receives over 100 mm rainfall in 24 hours

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Mumbai city, along with adjoining suburbs, may witness heavy heavy spells of rain in Tuesday. (Express Photo By Ganesh Shirsekar)

Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Mumbai on Thursday warning of “extremely heavy rainfall” in parts of the city. It has issued an “orange alert” on Friday, with a forecast of “heavy to very heavy” rainfall. Adjoining areas like Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts are also likely to receive very heavy rains today.

Mumbai has already recorded its wettest monsoon since 1954. From June 1 to September 17, the rainfall recorded in the city was 3,467.6 mm, surpassing the record of 1954 when 3,451.6 mm average seasonal rain was recorded.

In other news, heavy rains lashed Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Bringing relief to the parched state, the regional weather department predicted cloudy skies and rains through the day.

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Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Follow the latest news and updates on the southwest monsoon, and the temperature today across India, including in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and other cities.

Rains in several parts of Himachal

Several places in Himachal Pradesh received rainfall as monsoon remained normal over the state, the meteorological department said on Thursday.
Heavy rainfall lashed isolated places in Kangra district since Wednesday evening, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Una at 31.8 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature was in tribal district Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong at 6.9 degrees Celsius, Singh said. (PTI)

IMDs weather forecast for September 21

* Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch

* Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Gujarat region and Konkan & Goa and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Rajasthan, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra and Coastal Karnataka.

* Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph, likely to prevail over northeast & adjoining eastcentral
Arabian Sea and Gujarat & Maharashtra coasts.

* Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

IMDs prediction for September 20

(Source: IMD)

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa; thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely to occur at isolated places over Odisha. Strong winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph, likely to prevail over south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts. Squally weather likely to prevail over southeast Bay of Bengal. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

Cloud cover provides temporary relief from sultry weather in Delhi

Delhi has been reeling under a long spell of high temperatures and humidity since September 8, when the city recorded 47.4 mm rains. Only brief spells of very light rainfall have occurred after that. In September so far, the national capital has recorded 50.4 mm rains against the 30-year average of 94.9 mm -- a deficiency of 47 per cent. The MeT department official said the deficiency would only increase as not much rains were likely now. (PTI)

Strong 'Indian Ocean Dipole' drives high intensity of rain showers

According to a weather expert, the country is going through a strong 'Indian Ocean Dipole' (an irregular oscillation of sea-surface temperatures) and it is driving the intensity of showers across various places, including Mumbai. The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai this year on June 18, as against the normal onset date of June 7.

Repeated low-pressure formation over north Bay of Bengal and Odisha resulted in at least 25 per cent excess rainfall in central India, with the Konkan and Goa regions receiving close to 60 per cent excess downpour so far, the expert said. (PTI)

Palghar collector mobilises agencies as water levels in the rivers rise 

Heavy rainfall in Palghar accompanied with thunderstorms. Palghar district collector mobilises agencies as water levels in the rivers and nullahs rise.  Palghar,  Thane, and Raigad districts were issued Orange alerts by the weather department today morning. Mumbai has already recorded its wettest monsoon since 1954. 

IMD predicts impact of rainfall on zones issued with Red alert

(Source: IMD)

IMDs weather prediction for September 20

* Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa

* Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Gujarat and central Maharashtra and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Coastal Karnataka.

* Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning very likely to occur at isolated places over Odisha.

* Strong winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph, likely to prevail over eastcentral and northeast Arabian Sea and south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts. Squally weather likely to prevail over southeast Bay of Bengal.

* Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

Cyclonic system brings rain Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP

Source: (IMD)

Due to a cyclonic circulation which prevails over Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas of Maharashtra, there has been heavy spells of rain in the region. In the next 24 hours, the circulation is expected to shift further westward and might be seen over Northeast Arabian Sea adjoining Konkan region. The system might intensify into a low-pressure area and possibly become a depression in the next three to four days, predicts SkyMet weather.

Moderate rainfall in Central India: IMD

"The east-west trough at mean sea level from Saurashtra to east-central Bay of Bengal across Interior Maharashtra, Telangana Coastal Andhra Pradesh and west-central Bay of Bengal has become less marked," said IMD in its latest forecast indicating normal monsoon over Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat. 

Cyclonic circulation over west Madhya Pradesh are causing heavy rainfall in Maharastra, says IMD

IMD officials have said that the increase in rainfall is due to a wind system over west Madhya Pradesh moving to Maharashtra by 18 September. "The trough from the cyclonic circulation over west-central & adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal to the cyclonic circulation over south Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Vidarbha extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea level persists," the forecast predicted.

Chennai receives over 100 mm rainfall in 24 hours

Chennai is likely to witness thunderstorms in parts of the city, the Regional Meteorological Centre said in its bulletin. The parched city received 104 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am Thursday. The agency said Chennai is likely to remain under cloudy skies all weekend. The minimum temperature Thursday will settle at 23 degrees Celsius, while the maximum will be 31.6 degrees Celsius.

Thick cloud cover proves to be a relief from sultry weather in Delhi

A thick cloud clover enveloped the national capital on Thursday morning, providing a much-needed relief to the city residents from the sultry weather. However, the weather department said the clouds were likely to dissipate as the day progressed and a very light rain might occur at a few places. Delhi has been reeling under a long spell of high temperatures and humidity since September 8, when the city recorded 47.4 mm rains. Only brief spells of very light rainfall have occurred after that. (PTI)

Heavy rains lash Chennai, Mumbai and Pune

In the last 21 hours until 5:30 am today, Mumbai rains of 69 mm have been recorded, of which 6 mm rains have occurred in the past six hours. 

Heavy rains in UP submerge buildings, rise water level of Ganga, Yamuna

Buildings in Prayagraj, especially in low-lying areas can be seen partially submerged due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh leading to a rise in the water levels of Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

Pune, Mumbai, Raigad, Satara on red alert : IMD

Heavy to very heavy rain lashed most parts of Pune city during the wee hours of Thursday, making it one of the wettest days in September days this monsoon season. The 24-hour rainfall records for the city maintained by India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, stated that Shivajinagar station recorded 25mm whereas Pashan recorded 44.4mm, till 8.30 am on Thursday. Most of the rain occurred between 3 am and 7 am on the day, pushing the day's rainfall to the heavy intensity within a few hours.

18 days in, Mumbai breaks 1954 September record with 921.3 mm rainfall

Mumbai surpassed its highest September rain record 18 days into the month this monsoon as the Santacruz observatory recorded 921.3 mm rain from September 1 till 8.30 am on Wednesday. The all-time record for rainfall in September until now was 920 mm, recorded in 1954. The average rainfall for the month is 327.1 mm. The IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai on Thursday with forecast of “extremely heavy” rain at isolated places. Read the full article

Mumbai will experience cloudy skies with moderate showers in most areas: IMD

In the latest forecast by IMD, the weather agency said Mumbai would experience cloudy skies with the possibility of moderate rain in most areas and heavy rainfall at isolated places in the city and suburbs.

High Tide time: 2:32 pm at 3.83 meter
Low Tide time: 8:30 pm at 0.98 meter

Mumbai: Santacruz records 69 mm rainfall; schools, colleges to remain shut today

Santacruz in Mumbai recorded 69mm of heavy rain in the last 21 hours. Many areas of suburbs also received heavy showers. Minister of School education in Maharashtra, Ashish Shelar had announced, "Schools and colleges will remain shut in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region on September 19." 

Chennai to receive moderate showers due to formation of cyclonic circulation

While a red alert has been sounded in Mumbai, a cyclonic circulation has formed over north Tamil Nadu coast which will be responsible for heavy rains over Chennai and adjoining areas, Skymet Weather reported. Showers are likely to continue in the state for a few hours. 

Mumbai rains: Red alert sounded in city, IMD warns of 'heavy rains'

The IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai on Thursday, warning of "extremely heavy rain" in some parts of the city. On Friday, the agency has sounded an "orange alert" with forecast of "heavy to very heavy rain". 

Chennai weather news: Heavy rains lash city, bringing relief

Bringing relief to the parched city, rains lashed Chennai and adjoining areas on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The Regional Meteorological Centre predicted that the city would experience cloudy skies today, with light to moderate rain.

Telangana gets 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall

Telangana received "heavy to very heavy" rainfall, while rain lashed in parts of north Indian states as well including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha are likely to receive thunderstorm accompanied with lightning.

Monsoon to subdue over the Northeast

Monsoon will become subdued over North-East India, IMD says. Light to moderate rains are likely to continue over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland in the next 3-4 days.

Heavy rains in Mumbai in last 3 hours

Heavy rains have been lashing Mumbai city for the last few hours. In a span of 3 hours, the Santa Cruz Observatory in Mumbai has recorded 38 mm of rain, Skymet Weather said.

Low pressure area expected to develop over Bay of Bengal around Sept 23

Another low-pressure area is expected to develop over Northwest Bay of Bengal around September 22 or 23, IMD says. 

Mumbai rains: Thunderstorm and lightning at Marol Naka Andheri

Thunderstorm and lightning at Marol Naka Andheri.

Yogi Adityanath asks Allahabad, Varanasi to remain vigilant as rivers swell due to rains

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials in Allahabad and Varanasi districts to remain vigilant as the water levels in Ganga and Yamuna rivers neared the danger mark. Heavy rains over the past few days have caused the rivers to swell.

A senior official said authorities in Allahabad and Varanasi have been asked to make all necessary arrangements to deal with the situation and flood 'chowkis', to monitor the water levels in the rivers, have been activated.

A report from Banda district said continued rainfall in the Bundelkhand region and release of water in Yamuna had led to flooding in many areas in Hamirpur, Banda and Chitrakoot districts.

Yamuna, Ken and Betwa rivers are in spate and several acres of agricultural land has been submerged, it said.

(PTI)

Bihar: Lightning kills 18 people in the state

At least 18 people were killed in Bihar in lightning strikes during heavy rainfall since Tuesday, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, lightning claimed altogether 18 lives with Gaya and Kaimur accounting for three casualties each, followed by Patna, Bhojpur, East Champaran, Siwan and Arwal (two each) and Katihar and Jehanabad districts (one each).

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the state since Tuesday afternoon, which continued till the early hours of Wednesday. (PTI)

Telangana gets 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall

Telangana received "heavy to very heavy" rainfall, while rain lashed in parts of north Indian states as well including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha are likely to receive thunderstorm accompanied with lightning.

Heavy downpour results in waterlogging in Patna

Patna received heavy rainfall, resulting in waterlogging in several part of the city. 

(Source: ANI photo)

(Source: ANI photo)

Uttar Pradesh: Water level of river Ganga, Yamuna rises due to rain

Mumbai likely to get heavy rain today; IMD issues red alert for city, Thane

The Met deapartment has predicted heavy rain at isolated places for Mumbai today. According to the district-wise forecast, there will be an increase in rainfall activity in the interiors of Maharashtra between September 18 and 25.

According to IMD data, Mumbai is just 6.3 mm short of surpassing the highest ever September rainfall record. From September 1 to 8.30 am on September 17, Mumbai recorded 913.7 mm rainfall. The all-time record for the month is 920 mm recorded in 1954. The average rainfall for the month is 327.1 mm.

The IMD has issued a red alert tomorrow for Mumbai and Thane. "Heavy to very heavy" rain is predicted in the city and suburbs.

Delhi wakes up to humid morning; likely to rain today

People in Delhi woke up to a humid weather this morning with minimum temperature settling at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, PTI reported.

Humidity was recorded at 85 per cent and the national capital is likely to get light rain or thundershower towards evening or night. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 37 degrees Celsius.

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On Wednesday, Delhi woke up to light rains this morning and cloudy skies.

On Wednesday, Delhi woke up to light rains this morning and cloudy skies. Meanwhile, hundreds of people were rescued by the Army across four districts of Rajasthan on Monday following a flood-like situation, while thousands others have been shifted to safer areas, even as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took stock of the situation and surveyed the flooded areas.

Rains lashed Bihar, Jharkhand and many places over Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Heavy rainfall was witnessed at isolated places over Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Nicobar islands.