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Weather Forecast HIGHLIGHTS Bengal shares details of over Rs 1 lakh cr damages caused by Amphan with central team

IMD said conditions are favourable for the further advancement of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of the Central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2020 10:23:11 am
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.

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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.

20:50 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Cyclone Nisarga: Rs 100 cr Maha package meagre, says Fadnavis

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday demanded a financial package for areas in Maharashtra that were battered by cyclone 'Nisarga' which made landfall on June 3. Addressing a press conference, Fadnavis said the Rs 100 announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was 'very meagre'. "The need of the hour is to deviate from the standing orders of NDRF and provide financial assistance. When floods ravaged parts of the state last year, my government gave Rs 4,708 crore to Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur and Rs 2,108 crore to Nashik and Konkan," he said. (PTI)

20:48 (IST)06 Jun 2020
West Bengal shares with central team details of over Rs 1 lakh crore damages caused by 'Amphan'

The West Bengal government on Saturday submitted details of damages worth over Rs 1 lakh crore caused by cyclone 'Amphan' to the central team, which was on a visit to the state to take stock of the ground situation. During an hour-long meeting at 'Nabanna', chief secretary Rajiva Sinha and other senior officers of the state government discussed with the seven-member team the damages caused by the cyclone and handed them details of losses in agriculture, fisheries and irrigation, among others, official sources said. The state government has shared an assessment of damages of Rs 1,02,442 with the central team, according to a statement. (PTI)

19:05 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Karnataka develops live weather app for Bengaluru

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed a mobile app ‘Bengaluru Megha Sandesha’ for official information on rainfall and weather updates in Bengaluru.On Saturday, Revenue Minister R Ashoka who is also the Vice Chairman of Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) launched the app in Bengaluru. KSNDMC also launched ‘Varunamitra’ a dedicated portal enabling technology driven solutions to manage and mitigate the Urban Floods.

“KSNDMC in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has taken up a demand driven Project on ‘Urban Flood Model (UFM) for Bangalore City’, funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The main Objective of the Project is to provide a hydrologic Model and associated systems for issuing Flood / inundation forecast for Bengaluru city for different rainfall quantum and intensity,” said a KSNDMC spokesperson in a statement. - Darshan Devaiah B P reports from Bengaluru

16:09 (IST)06 Jun 2020
IndiGo aircraft parked at Mumbai airport hit by step ladder amid strong winds

An IndiGo aircraft parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai was hit by a step ladder of rival carrier SpiceJet amid strong winds, an official said. The wing and engine cowling of the aircraft suffered some damage in the incident, a spokesperson of Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said in a statement.

"Unpredictable cyclonic storms engulfing India have posed a huge challenge for unattended aircraft parked across airports. Due to strong winds, VT-IHN of IndiGo was hit by a ladder of SpiceJet at Mumbai, (causing) some damage to wings and engine cowling," the MIAL spokesperson said.

Due to partial operations, a sizeable number of aircraft are grounded at airports across the country. IndiGo said SpiceJet's step ladder got detached from its parked position and hit its parked aircraft. The incident, which took place Saturday morning, is being probed by the authorities. (PTI)

12:52 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Pre-monsoon showers in Mumbai and adjoining areas

Parts of Mumbai and adjoining areas witnessed a rainy Saturday as pre-monsoon showers lashed the region, PTI reported. According to IMD, the Colaba weather station reported 18.6 mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Santacruz weather bureau recorded 64.9 mm rainfall during the same period.

'The spell was intense for about 30 minutes in the morning,' an IMD official said. 'This is pre-monsoon rainfall...Neighbouring Thane and Dombivli, too, witnessed moderate rains early morning,' the official added.The IMD predicted that the skies are likely to remain generally cloudy and there is a possibility of light to moderate rains or thundershowers in Mumbai.

12:24 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Low pressure area will not necessary intensify into cyclone: IMD

The new low pressure over the Bay of bengal which is likeley to aid the progress of monsoon will not necessarily intensify into a cyclone, IMD said. 

This low pressure area is expected to move towards Odisha next week, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said. This will help advance the monsoon and bring good rainfall during the next week, he added.

12:23 (IST)06 Jun 2020
India received 9 percent more rainfall than normal since 1 June 

The rainfall activity across the country was higher than normal since June 1. The entire country received 9 percent more rainfall than normal due to the occurrence of western disturbance according to IMD.

12:15 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Rainfall in central and south India from next week due to western disturbance 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted good rainfall activity in central and south India from next week due to the formation of a new cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to aid in the progress of the monsoon.

Under the influence of the Western Disturbance, scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers very likely to continue over western Himalayan region and scattered rain/thundershowers over plains of northwest India during next 24 hours and decrease thereafter. Isolated thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty wind are likely over these regions during the next 24 hours.

11:19 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Weather warnings for today

Weather warnings for today as predicted by IMD in its daily bulletin

*Uttarakhand-  Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, hail & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over parts of the state. 

*Rajasthan- The state is likely to experience lightning and gusty winds with wind speeds of 40 to 50 kmph at isolated places. 

*Lightening and gusty winds with speed reach 30-40 kmph at isolated places are likely to occur in Delhi, J&K, Haryana, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura

11:04 (IST)06 Jun 2020
No heat wave for the next 5 days: IMD

The weather department Friday predicted no heat waves for the coming five days and a stronger monsoon over south and central parts of the country next week. Several parts of the country including the national capital and nearby states including Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan received rains Friday resulting in sub-normal maximum temperatures. 

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting center of the India Meteorological Department, said an active western disturbance in northwest India and moisture incursion due to cyclone Nisarga led to the rains. In its daily national heatwave bulletin, the IMD said Kavali (Coastal Andhra Pradesh) recorded the highest maximum temperature in the country at 40.2 degree celsius Friday. “ No heat waves are likely over the country during the next 5 days,”  it added.

10:00 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Current weather across major cities

The current weather forecast according to the Indian Meteorological Department in the major cities across the country.

09:53 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Houses damaged, vehicles washed away after cloud burst in Poonch

Flash floods triggered by a cloud burst in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday night resulted in damaging some houses, PTI reported. Few vehicles were washed away too.The cloudburst hit the upper reaches of Dingla area and rescuers have been deployed to shift people to safer places.

09:53 (IST)06 Jun 2020
Welcome to our Weather Forecast LIVE blog

Welcome to Weather Forecast live blog. 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.

Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Widespread rains likely in northwest India 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.