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Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Rail services resume in Bihar after water levels begin to recede

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: East and Northeast India are likely to receive widespread rainfall at various places, whereas northwest India is likely to experience dry weather, the latest IMD bulletin said.

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New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2019 7:38:55 am
Rain brings down mercury, signals advent of winter Meanwhile, East and Northeast India are likely to receive widespread rainfall at various places, whereas northwest India is likely to experience dry weather, the latest IMD bulletin said. (Express file photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: After a pleasant day in the national capital on Saturday, Delhi witnessed a similar climate Sunday as the maximum temperature settled at 34 degrees Celsius. Humidity was recorded at 72 per cent and the forecast said it would be partly cloudy in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Meanwhile, East and Northeast India are likely to receive widespread rainfall at various places, whereas northwest India is likely to experience dry weather, the latest IMD bulletin said. Rains lashed parts of Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru dropping the temperature by a few notches. Heavy rainfall is predicted over coastal Andhra Pradesh and North East India apart from West Bengal will witness thunderstorm.

Meanwhile, the water levels in Bihar which was hit by floods has started receding. Incessant rain in the state claimed nearly 73 lives until Friday evening. The water level of Ganga had come below the danger mark at Digha ghat which brought relief to the people of Patna.

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Partially cloudy skies in the capital today makes for a pleasant Sunday. Follow this space for latest weather updates:

21:38 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Rain, thunderstorm warning for parts of Maha from tomorrow: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued warning of thunderstorms from Monday onwards for parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra.

Some other districts of the state like Ahmednagar, Pune, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Solapur could face similar weather from Wednesday onwards, an IMD official said.

"Parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra are likely to be hit by thunderstorms between Monday and Saturday. Nashik and other districts in North Maharashtra may face gusty winds followed by heavy rainfall in short time from Monday onwards," the official said.

21:10 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Monsoon withdrawal from Oct 10: IMD

The monsoon is likely to begin its retreat from October 10, a delay of more than a month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. This is the longest delayed withdrawal of monsoon recorded by the IMD.

The monsoon was 'above normal' this year with the IMD recording precipitation of 110 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA). The LPA between 1961 to 2010 is 88 centimetres.

"Due to likely formation of an anti-cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan at 1.5 kilometres above mean sea level around October 6, the withdrawal of southwest monsoon is likely to commence from northwest India around October 10," the IMD said in its forecast.

15:24 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Bihar floods: Relief and rescue ops continue, PMC sprays chemicals in floodwater to keep diseases at bay

Nearly a week after torrential rainfall caused flood havoc in Bihar killing at least 73 people, water has started receding from several areas and the situation is returning to normal. Even as NDRF and SDRF continue to rescue people, many low-lying areas of Patna still remain underwater.

12:43 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Clear skies in Delhi, minimum temperature at 21.1 degree Celsius

Delhiites woke up to clear skies on Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 21.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 82 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains in some areas of the national capital later in the day. "There is possibility of light rains. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 33 degrees Celsius," he said. (PTI)

11:49 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Maachilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh is the rainiest place in India with 73 mm rainfall
10:51 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Light to moderate showers in Central and Eastern India

Light to moderate rain and thundershowers would occur in many parts of Maharashtra, Southwest Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and East Bihar, Northeast India, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, reported Skymetweather.

10:15 (IST)06 Oct 2019
Nashik recorded moderate rainfall yesterday
10:14 (IST)06 Oct 2019
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As per IMD forecast, Delhi will witness partially cloudy skies today. Bihar which was lashed with incessant rainfall over the past week, is finally returning to a normal situation as water has started receding in several parts of the state. Follow this space for latest updates!

The IMD further predicted that a Western Disturbance which is currently affecting the Western Himalayan region will bring rainfall to Himachal Pradesh and over Jammu & Kashmir for the next 48 hours.

The water level in Punpun river which was flowing 3.01 metres above the danger mark in Bihar has started receding, a Water Resources Department bulletin said Saturday. The river had recorded this monsoon's highest rainfall on Friday, taking water level to 53.61 metres near Sripalpur, which is 3.01 metres above the danger mark, it said.

The water level of Punpun was barely a few centimetres less than its highest level of 53.91 metres that it touched in 1976, the bulletin said.

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First published on: 06-10-2019 at 10:05:33 am
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