Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rain is likely to lash around 22 of Odisha’s 30 districts till Saturday due to a cyclonic circulation. Rainfall of varied intensity may take place in many parts of north and south Odisha under the impact of the cyclonic circulation currently lying over Jharkhand and its neighbourhood, the India Meteorologial Department (IMD) said in a special bulletin.
The Met department has also predicted heavy to very rainfall over Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Friday. West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan are expected to get extremely heavy downpour whereas Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
Light rain is also likely in Delhi over the weekend owing to low pressure over southwest Uttar Pradesh, the weathermen said. A low-pressure area has developed over southwest Uttar Pradesh and it may lead to rains in the national capital. Though not much precipitation is predicted, the temperatures may drop by a couple of notches, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Light to moderate rains likely over Mumbai
Light to moderate rains is likely over Mumbai during the latter half of the day. Rains might possibly reduce further in the next two days and the weekend might be spared the brunt of traffic chaos. Only some light rain will take place in Mumbai over the weekend. (Skymewt Weather)
No respite from sultry weather in Delhi
There is no respite in sight for residents of the national capital from sultry weather as only very light rain is expected in a few isolated pockets on Friday, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department. (PTI)
Lightning kills eight in Jharkhand
On Thursday, eight persons were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday, police said.
The incident occurred at Passi village under Majhiaon police station during a downpour. Those 10 persons had taken shelter under a tree which was struck by lightning, leading to the death of eight of them.
The two injured were hospitalised. The administration has given Rs 4 lakh to each of the family of the deceased as compensation, an official release said.
Narmada above danger mark in Bharuch; 3,900 shifted in three days
Over 3,900 people living along the banks of the Narmada river in Gujarat's Bharuch district were shifted to safer places during the last three days as the river's water level rose three feet above the danger mark, officials said on Thursday.
The river was flowing at 31.25 feet, three feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, at Golden Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch, said Bharuch collector MD Modiya. "The river has swollen because of the continuous release of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya in Narmada district. "More than 3,900 people were shifted from low-lying areas in Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Jhagadia talukas of Bharuch district during the last three days," said Modiya.
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and one of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in various parts of the district to shift people living in low-lying areas to safer places, he said.
This monsoon, Madhya Pradesh gets 28% more rainfall than average
Madhya Pradesh has received 28 per cent more rainfall than average since the beginning of the current monsoon season, an official said on Thursday. The average rainfall in the state between June 1 and September 30 is around 952 mm. "This year, the state has received total 1,100 mm rainfall from June 1 till September 12 morning, while the normal average rainfall for this period is 861 mm," India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhopal, duty officer Ajay Shukla told PTI.
Low pressure over central India: IMD
Skyymet expert said multiple low-pressure areas have been developing over central India one after another, restricting the movement of the monsoon trough towards the northern region. "Usually, central India doesn't gauge this much rains and the monsoon trough keeps oscillating near the Delhi-NCR region. So, the hills and Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh usually get rains in this period," he said. Because of the prolonged dry spell, the temperatures have risen. This is not usual, he said.
Himachal Pradesh receives light rain
Parts of Himachal Pradesh received light rainfall in the past 24 hours, said the Meteorological department on Thursday.
Berthin received 11mm of rainfall since Wednesday 5.30 pm followed by Gaggal (7mm), Naina Devi (6mm), Bilaspur (4mm), Paonta Sahib and Palampur (2mm each), Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said. (PTI)
Odisha: Khurda, Cuttack, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts lie submerged
Several low-lying areas in Khurda, Cuttack, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts were submerged following release of excess water from Hirakud dam after incessant rain in the upper catchment areas of the river Mahanadi. However, all major rivers including the Mahanadi are flowing below the danger marks. The weathermen said, due to strong monsoon current and high waves, sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast, fishermen are cautioned against venturing into the sea till Friday. (PTI)
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