Weather Today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rainfall likely in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, says IMDhttps://indianexpress.com/article/weather/weather-forecast-today-live-updates-rainfall-gujarat-himachal-pradesh-delhi-maharashtra-5940284/

Weather Today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rainfall likely in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, says IMD

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Meanwhile, in Punjab, the flood situation is likely to improve as the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam has been reduced to about 8,000 cusecs following a request from Punjab government, an official said on Monday.

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Weather Today LIVE: A road covered with debris following heavy monsoon rain at Badhal village of Shimla district, Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Weather forecast Today: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash isolated places in Gujarat while heavy rainfall is expected in west Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Goa, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department said. Barring very light showers at a few places, dry weather will prevail in most parts of Delhi on Tuesday, the weather department said.

Several places in north India, including Delhi, received light showers on Monday. In the national capital, while the Safdarjung observatory received 2.8 mm rainfall, the Ridge area recorded 5.2 mm rains. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city recorded were 35.5 degrees Celsius and 25.7 degrees Celsius respectively. Parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh also experienced moderate rainfall. However, UP capital Lucknow remained dry with partly cloudy sky while maximum temperature spiked to 34.3 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.

Meanwhile, in Punjab, the flood situation is likely to improve as the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam has been reduced to about 8,000 cusecs following a request from Punjab government, an official said on Monday.

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Rain lashes parts of Raj, more likely on Wednesday

Parts of Rajasthan recorded 5 to 11 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours, a Met official said on Tuesday. From Monday to Tuesday morning, Banswara, Kesarpura recorded 11 cm rainfall, while Danpur and Bhungra each received 9 cm rain, he said.

In Pratapgarh district, Arnod and Dhariabad each recorded 10 cm rainfall, the meteorological department official said. He said various other places in the state recorded 5 to 8 cm rainfall during the period.

Till Tuesday evening, Kota and Barmer each recorded 0.7 cm rainfall, while Jaipur and Jaisalmer experienced light showers, the official said. At 40 degrees Celsius, Jaisalmer recorded the maximum temperature in the state, he said.

The Met official said the maximum temperature in Sri Ganganagar was 37.8 degrees Celsius, followed by 37.6 degrees Celsius in Barmer, 37.4 degrees Celsius in Bikaner and 34 degrees Celsius in Jaipur. The weatherman has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places in east Rajasthan in the next 24 hours. (PTI)

Weather Forecast and Warnings today

Cyclonic circulation over East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

The cyclonic circulation over north Odisha and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand now lies over East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh between 0.9 and 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height, says IMD.

Monsoon trough over Bay of Bengal: IMD

According to IMD, the monsoon trough at mean sea level now passes through Phalodi, Bundi, Damoh, Ambikapur, Chaibasa, Digha and hence southeastwards to the east-central Bay of Bengal and extends up to 2.1 km above mean sea level. Also, A fresh low pressure area is likely to develop over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 29.

Delhi to get heavy rainfall on Thursday, Friday

A bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in Delhi on Thursday and Friday.

Rain in store for Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka

A cyclonic circulation is over the north coast of Odisha and adjoining areas. The axis of monsoon trough is running from west Rajasthan to Northeast Bay of Bengal across Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh, and North Odisha. During the next 24 hours, active monsoon conditions are likely over parts of Kerala and Coastal Karnataka, Gujarat region, Southeast Rajasthan and adjoining parts of Madhya Pradesh, Skymet Weather predicted.

Delhi to remain mostly dry: IMD

Barring very light rain at a few places, dry weather will prevail in most parts of the national capital on Tuesday, the weather department said. At 8:30 am, the city recorded a minimum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. The humidity levels were recorded at 80 per cent. Kuldeep Srivastava, a senior scientist at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), said, "At present, only easterly winds are blowing in the region. A low-pressure area, which was earlier over south Uttar Pradesh, has moved towards Rajasthan. So, only very light rain is expected at a few places in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday." (PTI)

Several parts of Rajasthan receives moderate rainfall

In Rajasthan, Aklera of Jhalawar recorded 9 cm rain, followed by Bhinay of Ajmer (8 cm) and Nasirabad (7 cm). During the same period, Dag and Khanpur in Jhalawar district and Girva in Udaipur each received 6 cm rainfall, the meteorological department official said. He said several other places in the state recorded 2 to 5 cm rainfall during the period. Till Monday evening, Bikaner recorded 2.17 cm rainfall, the MeT official said, adding Dabok and Ajmer recorded 0.6 cm and 0.2 cm rainfall respectively. (PTI)

"Release of water (through spillway gates) has been reduced from 18,500 cusecs to 8,000 cusecs," PTI reported an official of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) as saying.

The decision to reduce water discharge was taken after Punjab government requested the BBMB authorities to do so after it faced "problems" in the plugging breaches of embankment of Sutlej river in some areas, the official added.

The authorities in deluge-hit districts have also been asked to hire counsellors to prevent acute stress-related issues among affected people.