A civic worker de-clogs a drain in Mumbai as rains lash the city. (Express Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)
The West Bengal government Saturday shared the details of damages worth over Rs 1 lakh crore caused by Cyclone Amphan with the central team that visited to the state to assess the ground situation. During an hour-long meeting at ‘Nabanna’, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha and other senior state government officers discussed with the seven-member team the destruction caused by the cyclone and handed them the details of losses in agriculture, fisheries and irrigation, among others, official sources told PTI.
“Parts of Mumbai and adjoining areas witnessed a rainy Saturday as pre-monsoon showers lashed the region. The spell was intense for about 30 minutes in the morning,” an IMD official said. The skies are likely to remain cloudy and there is a possibility of light to moderate rains or thundershowers in Mumbai today.
Flash floods triggered by a cloud burst in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday night resulted in damaging some houses an washing away few vehicles.The cloudburst hit the upper reaches of Dingla area and rescuers have been deployed to shift people to safer places.
Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Conditions are favourable for the advance of the southwest monsoon; rains likely in parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu today.
Rain accompanied by thunderstorms was observed at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala and Mahe, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. (Express File Photo By Pavan Khengre)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Saturday said a low pressure area, the remnant of Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga, lies over Bihar and adjoining northeast Uttar Pradesh with cyclonic circulation extending up to 4.5 km mean sea level.
In its daily weather bulletin, IMD said conditions are becoming favourable for the further advancement of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of the Central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, southwest and east-central Bay of Bengal, southeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of west-central Bay of Bengal during the next two days.
Scattered to widespread rain along with thundershowers is likely to continue over western Himalayan region and over plains of northwest India during the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter. Isolated thunderstorms accompanied by lightening and gusty winds are also expected during the next 24 hours.
Gujarat, interior Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are likely to experience isolated to scattered rain over the next 3-4 days. Isolated heavy falls are also likely over Kerala and Konkan and Goa during the next 2 days.
A low pressure area is likely to develop over eastern parts of west-central Bay of Bengal around June 8. Due to this low-pressure area, Odisha is likely to witness heavy rainfall from June 10.
Rain accompanied by thunderstorms was observed at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala and Mahe, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, at many places over Uttarkhand, and at a few places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. Isolated places over west UP, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Kutch, Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal and South interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan received rain on Friday.
The highest maximum temperature of 41.7 degrees Celcius was reported in Tirutttani (Tamil Nadu) on Friday while Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh reported the lowest minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius.