Weather forecast and Temperature HIGHLIGHTS: Indian Meteorological Department informed Friday that southwest monsoon is likely to set in over Kerala over the next 24 hours. “The east-west shear zone now runs roughly along Lat. 10°N between 3.1 & 3.6 km above mean sea level across extreme South peninsula. A feeble off shore trough has formed along the west coast and likely to persist there. In association with these favourable conditions, Southwest Monsoon is very likely to set in over Kerala during next 24 hours,” said the IMD statement.
An orange alert, indicating very heavy rainfall, has been issued in Kollam and Alappuzha districts for June 9 and in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts for June 10 by the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority. According to the IMD, squally weather is predicted along and off the Kerala coast and Southwest Arabian Sea. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.
Meanwhile, severe heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail over Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Uttar Pradesh this weekend. The Northeast states will most likely receive heavy rainfall for the next 3-4 days.
At least 19 people lost their lives leaving 48 injured in a dust storm and lightning in Uttar Pradesh, Relief Commissioner GS Priyadarshi said on Friday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked officials to take all necessary measures to help the affected.