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Weather Forecast HIGHLIGHTS: South Gujarat, north Maharashtra coasts on pre-cyclone watch as low pressure persists over Arabian Sea

The storm is expected to reach north Maharashtra and Gujarat and cause rainfall around June 3.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2020 3:45:52 pm
india weather today, gujarat cyclone, maharashtra cyclone, arabian sea cyclone, india cyclone update In this file photo, a boat is seen silhouetted against setting sun in the Arabian Sea. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty/File 03.06.2019)

A pre-cyclone watch has been issued for south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts as a low pressure area persists over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin on Sunday.

The system is very likely to concentrate into a depression over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during next 24 hours and likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over eastcentral Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD said. Afterwards, it is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3rd morning.

The Southwest monsoon, meanwhile, is expected to hit Kerala around June 1, the IMD had earlier said. In the north, overnight rain, accompanied by gusty winds, brought the mercury down in the national capital on Sunday. Certain districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are likely to experience thunderstorms with wind speeds of 30-50 kmph with rain over the next few hours today. With another western disturbance is expected in northwest India in the first week of June, a heatwave is not likely to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8. 

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Weather LIVE updates: Heatwave is parts of north India; New Delhi to receive rains; IMD issues orange alert for Kerala’s Iddukki district ahead of the monsoon

19:43 (IST)31 May 2020
Rainbow spotted in Delhi-NCR
16:16 (IST)31 May 2020
Dark clouds envelop Delhi as rains lash city

As predicted, moderate-intensity rainfall accompanied by strong winds lashed entire area of Delhi-NCR, bringing down the mercury considerably.

15:53 (IST)31 May 2020
Weather predictions in view of likely cyclonic storm over Arabian Sea

The IMD said light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are very likely over Lakshadweep area, Kerala and coastal Karnataka on May 31 and June 1. It also said light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls are very likely over south Konkan & Goa on May 31 and isolated heavy to very heavy falls on June 1. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are also very likely over Konkan & Goa on June 2 and over south Konkan & Goa on June 3. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra are also expected on June 3 and 4. 

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are very likely over south Gujarat state, Daman, Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli on June 3 and with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over south Gujarat state, Daman, Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli on June 4. 

15:45 (IST)31 May 2020
IMD issues advisory to fishermen over rough Arabian sea

In view of the expected cyclonic storm over the Arabian sea, fishermen have been advised not to venture into southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and along & off Kerala coast till 2nd June; eastcentral Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka coast till 3rd June; eastcentral Arabian Sea along & off Maharashtra coast and northeast Arabian Sea along & off Gujarat coast during 3rd–4th June. Fishermen out at Sea are advised to return to coasts by today, the 31st May. The fishermen are also advised not to venture into Westcentral Arabian Sea along & off South Oman –Yemen coasts during next 24 hours in view of a depression formed over south coastal Oman and adjoining Yemen.

15:03 (IST)31 May 2020
Light to moderate rainfall in parts of South India today and tomorrow

Under the influence of low pressure area over parts of Arabian sea, light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are expected over the Lakshadweep area, Kerala and coastal Karnataka on 31st May and 1st june, IMD's bulletin read. 

Similarly,  Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls is very likely over south Konkan & Goa on 31st May and isolated heavy to very heavy falls on 01st June. 

14:50 (IST)31 May 2020
Depression over parts of Oman, Yemen maintains intensity as it moved westwards

The Indian Meteriological Department said the depression over south coastal Oman and adjoining Yemen moved westwards with a speed of 07 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today. It is very likely to maintain the intensity of Depression during next 12 hours and weaken gradually thereafter. The depression will likely move slowly west-southwestwards during next 24 hours.

13:47 (IST)31 May 2020
Thunderstorms with rain over parts of Haryana and Rajasthan

Thunderstorms with rain and wind speed of 20 to 40 kmph are expected over parts of Haryana and Rajasthan during the next two hours today according to the weather department. Adjoining areas of Narnaul, Viratnagar, Alwar, Mahendergarh, Kosli, Bawal, Rewari, Bhiwari, Fatehabad, Adampur, Loharu, Sdulpur, Pilani will experience these weather conditions.

10:42 (IST)31 May 2020
Taj Mahal suffers minor damage in thunderstorm

Agar: Dark clouds gather in the sky over Taj Mahal, in Agra, Saturady, May 30, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Taj Mahal suffered minor damage during Friday night’s storm in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district, officials told news agency PTI. The marble railing of the main mausoleum and red sandstone railings were damaged, they said.A door was also damaged and a few trees nearby were uprooted, ASI Superintending Archaeologist Basant Kumar Swarnkar said. The false ceiling in the mausoleum also collapsed, he added.Read more here.

10:13 (IST)31 May 2020
IMD predicts depression over parts of Arabian sea & Lakshadweep area in the next 24 hours, followed by cyclonic storm

The IMD reported the formation of a low pressure area over Southeast and Eastcentral Arabian sea and Lakshadweep area. Over the next 24 hours this is to concentrate into a depression over the areas and into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hours.

09:16 (IST)31 May 2020
Detailed forecast for rainfall today

Parts of North India are likely to experience rainfall as predicted by the IMD. Here are the warnings and forecasts for 31st May, 2020.

*Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad - Rainfall at many places with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds at isolated places.

*Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand- Rainfall at many places with thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and hailstorm at isolated places.

*Delhi, Punjab, Haryana,Chandigarh- Rainfall at a few places with thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places.

*West and East Rajasthan- Rainfall at a few places with dust storm/ thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and squally winds at isolated places.

*West and East Madhya Pradesh- Rainfall at isolated places with thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds

08:38 (IST)31 May 2020
Thunderstorms over parts of UP and Haryana: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department Sunday warned that certain districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are likely to experience thunderstorms with wind speeds of 30-50 kmph with rain. These weather conditions are to prevail over Jind, Aligarh, Narora, Sahswan, Etah, Chandausi, Amroha, Moradabad, Sambhal, Badaun and adjoining areas during next 2 hours.

22:41 (IST)30 May 2020
IMD says heat wave unlikely in Delhi NCR till June 8

Heat wave is not expected to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8, as another western disturbance is expected to affect the weather in northwest India in the next three to four days, the IMD said. Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the India Meteorological Department's regional forecasting centre said the effect of the current western disturbance and easterly winds will reduce significantly by Sunday evening. He said, the maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR is likely to increase by two to four degrees Celsius from June 1 to June 3,

"However, the mercury will remain below 40 degrees Celsius over most places and heat wave conditions will not return," Srivastava said. "A heat wave is unlikely over northwest India till June 8," Srivastava said. Light rains and thunder storm, with winds gusting up to 60 kilometers per hour, are likely during the night in Delhi under the influence of the active western disturbance and easterly winds. (PTI)

22:15 (IST)30 May 2020
Depression over south coastal Oman, Yemen

The depression over south coastal Oman and adjoining Yemen moved further southwestwards with a speed of 5 kmph during the past six hours, the IMD said. "It is very likely to intensify further into to a deep depression during the next 12 hours and to move slowly west-southwestwards along south Oman and Yemen coasts," the bulletin read.

14:45 (IST)30 May 2020
IMD says favourable condition for onset of monsoon

Under the influence of likely formation of low pressure system over southeast-east central Arabian Sea, conditions will become favourable from 1st June, 2020 for onset of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala, said the India Meteorological Department. 

11:36 (IST)30 May 2020
Depression over south coastal Oman stationary over past six hours

According to the IMD, the depression over south coastal Oman and adjoining Yemen remained practically stationary during past 06 hours and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 30th May, 2020 near latitude 17.3°N and longitude 54.2°E, about 30 km north-northeast of Salalah (Oman) and 240 km east-northeast of Al Ghaydah (Yemen). It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move slowly west-northwestwards during next 12 hours and west-southwestwards thereafter. 

11:34 (IST)30 May 2020
Flood alert system for Mumbai soon

This monsoon, Mumbai city will get its own Flood Warning System, which will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas anywhere between six to 48 hours in advance.

Every year, Mumbai receives very heavy rain within a short time, which usually brings the city to a halt. Urban flooding is common in the city from June to September, resulting in the crippling of traffic, railways and airlines.

11:26 (IST)30 May 2020
Take a look at current weather in cities across India

Delhi on Saturday recorded a temperature of 26.8 degree celcius, a huge respite for the residents after over a week of scorching heat. 

Rain lashed in Chandigarh on Friday bringing the soaring temperature down. (Express Photo by Kamaldeep Singh)

Dark clouds turned the skies grey and brought light rain in parts Delhi-NCR on Friday evening. While strong winds throughout the day had brought down the soaring temperatures across the national capital and its neighbouring areas, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted rains along with dust storm and thunderstorm.

The weather department on the other hand issued orange alert for Kerala’s Iddukki district just two-days ahead of the onset of monsoon in the state.  Several districts in Kerala will receive heavy rainfall righ till the weekend. A yellow alert of isolated heavy rainfall has been sounded off in Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha on Friday. Following the alert by IMD of two developing depressions in the Arabian sea, the state government had banned all fishing activities in these waters.

Meanwhile, IMD, Pune on Thursday said that monsoon is likely to hit Maharashtra by June 8, almost eight days after touching Kerala. The pre-monsoon activities in Maharashtra is expected to start by May 30, ANI quoted Dr Anupam Kashyapi, IMD scientist, Pune as saying.