Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Thunderstorm warning in parts of Maharashtra, snowfall in Himachalhttps://indianexpress.com/article/weather/weather-forecast-today-live-updates-thunderstorm-warning-maharashtra-snowfall-himachal-6057166/

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Thunderstorm warning in parts of Maharashtra, snowfall in Himachal

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The monsoon is also likely to begin its retreat from October 10, a delay of more than a month, the IMD said. This is the longest delayed withdrawal of monsoon as usually monsoon starts withdrawing from September 1.

Revellers thronged the streets of Kolkata amid scattered rain on ‘Mahashtami’ and were seen standing in long queues outside the prominent puja pandals on Sunday. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued warning of thunderstorms today 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.

In Patna, the water level of Punpun and Ganga rivers continued to recede Sunday, even as the death toll rose to 97 from 73 in 15 flood-affected districts of Bihar, officials told PTI. Other rivers including the Burhi Gandak, Kamala Balan, Baghmati, Mahananda are also showing a declining trend in water level.

In West Bengal, revellers thronged the streets of Kolkata amid scattered rain on ‘Mahashtami’ and were seen standing in long queues outside prominent puja pandals on Sunday.

Meanwhile, higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti and Kullu districts received snowfall today. Due to which, traffic movement was affected on Manali-Leh Highway between Rani Nallah and Rohtang Pass and all routine buses on Keylong-Manali route have been stopped.

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Hyderabad: Rain water enters Malla Reddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Jeedimetla

Hyderabad: Rain water enters Malla Reddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Jeedimetla

Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

Delhiites woke up to a partly cloudy Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 22.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 82 per cent. (PTI)

Why Dy CM Sushil Modi, Patna colony went under: Broken pump, no drain maps

A week after Patna saw heavy rain between September 28 and 30, and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had to be rescued from Rajendra Nagar after being stranded there for three days, the colony in the state’s capital remains waterlogged and without electricity.

As fears of disease grow in an area that is the city’s hub of hospitals, and houses VIPs and bureaucrats, blame game is on between the Urban Development Ministry and Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC). With Union minister Giriraj Singh lending his weight to criticism of the government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s defence that such people “have little knowledge about Patna geography and the fact that rains have been unprecedented”, is cutting little ice.

Himachal Pradesh: Traffic movement affected on Manali-Leh Highway

Himachal Pradesh: Traffic movement affected on Manali-Leh Highway, buses stopped on Keylong-Manali route

Explained: India’s wettest September in more than 100 years

Why is the monsoon refusing to leave this year? The answer may lie in a complex set of factors, including a little understood hot-cold condition over the Indian Ocean. The standout feature of this year’s monsoon has been the unusually high rainfall in September. The month just gone by normally sees 170.2 mm rain over the country as a whole; this year, September saw 259.3 mm of rain, over 52% more than the average.

Monsoon withdrawal from Gujarat not expected before Oct 12: IMD

The Southwest monsoon is not expected to withdraw from Gujarat at least till October 12, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The normal onset of withdrawal of monsoon in the state is September 15. It begins from Kutch and takes a few days for complete withdrawal. The state has already recorded 141.44 per cent average rainfall this season. This is almost double the average recorded in 2018. A few districts, including Ahmedabad, received rainfall on Sunday, while the state is expected to receive rain on Monday and Tuesday as well, according to the IMD.

As monsoon withdrawal delays, IMD predicts rain over Pune till mid-October

Pune city and neighbouring areas will continue to experience wet days till October 10. The Southwest monsoon is expected to start withdrawing from the northwestern parts of the country towards the end of this week, around October 10 or October 11. Depending on this, the retreat over Maharashtra and other areas in central India will be realised. With a trough running between Maharashtra and Goa, officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) have forecast more rainfall over Pune district from October 7 to October 10.

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Six days later, Rajendra Nagar in Patna on Sunday. (PTI)

The number of dengue cases, too, have seen a sharp rise post the heavy downpour in Patna, a release issued by the health department said. A total of 409 cases of the vector-borne disease were reported in Patna between January to September 27, it said, adding the number jumped to 640 till October 5.

Revellers thronged the streets of Kolkata amid scattered rain on 'Mahashtami' and were seen standing in long queues outside the prominent puja pandals on Sunday. The rainfall, however, resulted in traffic snarls at several places in the city, even as around 25,000 police personnel, including home guards and civic volunteers, were deployed to manage the surging crowd.