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Heat wave relents after light showers in parts of Delhi and NCR

The southwest monsoon is likely to make an onset over Kerala on June 1 and Maharashtra by June 8

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2020 11:13:27 am
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The intense heat wave that gripped parts of north India relented on Thursday with light and sporadic showers in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, while Rajasthan saw a slight dip in temperatures after the mercury neared the 50-degrees mark a day earlier.

Weather departments in these regions have forecast thunderstorm and light rains in the next 24 hours, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting that heat wave prevailing over plains of northwest and central India will likely further abate from Friday. Cloudy weather and sporadic rain gave the national capital much-needed relief from heat wave.

Meanwhile, the IMD said that the southwest monsoon is likely to make an onset over Kerala on June 1. It said that conditions are becoming favourable for the advance of Southwest Monsoon into some parts of Maldives-Comorin area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and some more parts of south and central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.

According to the IMD, the country is likely to receive normal monsoon this year.

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Conditions are becoming favourable for advance of Southwest Monsoon, heavy rain likely in northeastern states.

23:13 (IST)28 May 2020
Normal life affected in Karbi Anglong district due to flood in Assam

One more person died due to floods in Assam on Thursday, which inundated nine districts affecting nearly three lakh people and destroying over 21,500 hectares of farmland, an official bulletin said here. Flood water has receded from two districts. On Wednesday, 11 districts were flooded affecting 2.72 lakh people, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin. A total of 2,94,170 people are now reeling under the impact of the deluge in Dhemaji, Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, it said adding that water has receded in Lakhimpur and Barpeta.

21:54 (IST)28 May 2020
It rained in Delhi

Bringing huge respite from the scorching heat, several parts of the national capital on Thursday evening received light rainfall. 

21:23 (IST)28 May 2020
Monsoon to hit Maharashtra by June 8

The Monsoon will hit Maharashtra by June 8, eight days after it will hit Kerala, said regional IMD, Pune.

19:41 (IST)28 May 2020
The weather in parts of Delhi-NCR is cloudy, rain predicted

The weather is cloudy in parts of Noida. The IMD has predicted that Delhi-NCR region is likely to withness light rain and wind later today 

(Express Photo by Sahil M Beg) 

19:18 (IST)28 May 2020
Over 2,000 houses damaged in Tripura due storm

In Tripura, gusty wind and storm have damaged 2,225 houses in different parts of the state in the last one month, officials from the state emergency operations center informed. In a report, the SEOC said a person was killed, four injured and 2,364 houses were damaged including 38 fully damaged houses, 101 severely damaged and 2225 partly damaged houses.

The state government has rolled out Rs. 6.84 lakh immediate relief for those affected by the storms while rest of assured benefits are underway. The local meteorological office has issued warnings of thunderstorms and gusty winds with occasional showers in scattered places of the state. Strong gusty winds and thundershower are being observed since last few days. Report by our reporter Debraj Deb 

19:04 (IST)28 May 2020
Light rain in Delhi today

The heatwave over north India has lasted for close to a week and now the India Meteorological Department on Thursday announced light rains and thunderstorms later today.

“Light intensity intermittent rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Jind, Loharu, Pilani, Mahendergarh, Hodal and Aurangabad during next two hours. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Bawal, Bhiwadi,” the Regional Weather Forecast Centre said in a statement.

The weathermen further said that light rain would also occur over few places of West Delhi, Rohtak, Kosli, Hodal, Palwal, Manesar, Rewari, Sohana, Nuh, Bhiwadi, Etah, Moradabad, Amroha later today.

18:55 (IST)28 May 2020
Cyclonic formation in Arabian sea unlikely to impact Mumbai, to head towards Oman, Yemen

Ahead of the advancement of the Southwest monsoon on June 1, the Arabian Sea adjoining the coast of Mumbai witnessed a cyclonic circulation that is likely to bring heavy rains and thunderstorm to the city.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclonic circulation is “likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours, and may intensify further subsequently”.  Read more 

17:38 (IST)28 May 2020
Delhi: Light drizzle expected in NCR regions this evening

Very light rain/drizzle accompanied with gusty winds of 30-40kmph expected anytime in Delhi and NCR.

17:35 (IST)28 May 2020
Delhi govt issues advisory in view of possible locust attack

In other news, the Delhi government has asked authorities concerned to spray insecticides and pesticides on standing crops, vegetation, gardens and orchards to prevent a probable attack of desert locusts in Delhi. Agriculture Department Joint Director A P Saini in an advisory issued on Wednesday asked the authorities to organise awareness programmes for public and farmers to prevent the attack of locusts in the national capital.

"As the swarm of locusts flies in daytime, and rests during the night, it should not be allowed to rest at night," the advisory read. It asked the authorities to carry out spraying of pesticides chlorpyrifos and malathion. Also, Delhi's forest department is considering covering the saplings in its nurseries with polythene to protect them against the desert locust attack.

16:34 (IST)28 May 2020
Thunderstorm and rain likely in parts of Uttar Pradesh today

Thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with rain is very likely to occur today during next three hours (valid up to 19:30 hrs. IST) at a few places over Mathura, Agra, Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, Jhansi, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda districts and adjoining areas, said the Lucknow Meteorological Centre.

15:54 (IST)28 May 2020
Take a look at temperature across cities in the country

According to IMD, Heat wave conditions likely in some pockets over Vidarbha and in isolated pockets over Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

(Source: IMD) 

15:36 (IST)28 May 2020
A week after cyclone Amphan, Bengal receives rain again

A week after West Bengal was hit by cyclone Amphan, it rained again in the state today. Here are some pictures. The temperature in Kolkata, at this moment is 26 degree celecius with 84 per cent humidity.  The MeT department on Thursday forecast rain and squally wind in West Bengal for the next two days. The city and some south Bengal districts experienced a cloudy day with intermittent showers on Thursday. The weatherman said that the south Bengal districts of North 24 Parganas, East and West Burdwan, Murshidabad and Birbhum are likely to be affected by thundersqualls with wind speed of 50 to 60 km per hour till Saturday.

14:53 (IST)28 May 2020
Monsoon to hit Kerala around June 1: IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that the Southwest monsoon could hit Kerala soon around June 1. “The monsoon advance will be favourable during May 31 – June 4, due to the likely formation of a low pressure area over the southeast and east-central Arabian Sea. These conditions are very likely to favour monsoon onset over Kerala from June 1,” said the IMD statement. Read more here

14:46 (IST)28 May 2020
Weather forecast for first week of June

Fairly widespread rain accompanied with thundershowers are likely over northeast India, Lakshadweep, isolated to scattered rain expected over Western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of northwest India, central and south peninsular India from June 2-4. Scattered rain is likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Dry weather likely to prevail over remaining parts of the country. Fishermen are advised to avoid deep sea fishing from May 31 to June 4.

13:56 (IST)28 May 2020
Weather forecast for next 5 days

IMD predicted that maximum temperatures over Northwest, Central and West India are likely to fall during next 2-3 days. No significant change in maximum temperatures are likely over other parts of the country during the next 48 hours.

11:45 (IST)28 May 2020
Heatwave conditions persist in Delhi

Heatwave conditions were observed at many parts of Vidarbha, over some parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan and East Madhya Pradesh. Below is a picture from Delhi today.

The national capital has been reeling under a heatwave from the past few days. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma)
11:06 (IST)28 May 2020
Why the present heatwave in North India is unusual

For the past few days, the states of Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra have been experiencing severe to very severe heatwave conditions. In its very first spell this summer, this heatwave pushed day temperatures significantly above normal, with Churu in Rajasthan reporting 50 degrees on Tuesday. Here is why this summer is slightly unusual.

10:57 (IST)28 May 2020
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Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Heatwave conditions to recede from today; rain likely in northeast India Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal at a few places over West Rajasthan, at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal at a few places over West Rajasthan, at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttarakhand and Saurashtra and Kutch, appreciably above normal (3-5 degree Celcius) at most places over Punjab, at many places over East Rajasthan, at a few places over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad and UP, and at isloated places over Himachal Pradesh.

IMD said that maximum temperatures were above normal (1.6-3 degree Celcius) at most places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Telangana, Rayalseema, Gujarat region and Jharkhand, and at a few places over Chhatisgarh, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Temperatures were markedly below normal (-5 degree Celcius or less) at many places over Assam and Meghalaya and Bihar, at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.