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उत्तर प्रदेश में दक्षिणी-पश्चिमी मॉनसून अपने तय समय से ही आएगा। मौसम निदेशक जेपी गुप्ता ने बताया कि पूर्वांचल के रास्ते यूपी में मॉनसून 18 से 20 जून के बीच दाखिल हो सकता है। वहीं 16-17 जून से मॉनसून से पहले की बारिश शुरू हो सकती है। उन्होंने कहा कि स्थितियां अनुकूल बनी हुई हैं।
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Monsoon to arrive in Delhi between June 22-24; Rajasthan to experience heatwave for next 2-3 days
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Updated Jun 18, 2020 | 08:39 IST



Delhi will experience dry weather conditions on June 18-19.


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Monsoon to arrive in Delhi between June 22-24 | Photo Credit: IANS



New Delhi: In a huge sigh of relief for the Delhiites, reeling under above normal limits temperature and humid conditions, the Monsoon is expected to arrive in the national capital earlier than the usual date of June 27. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the Monsoon is likely to cover the national capital on June 22-23.
The early arrival of Monsoon has been predicted as the cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and the neighbourhood will move towards southwest Uttar Pradesh by June 19 and June 20.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the IMD said, "It will help in further advancement of the monsoon in west Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Uttarakhand, northeast Rajasthan and eastern Haryana between June 22 and June 24.”
According to the IMD official, Delhi will experience dry weather conditions on June 18-19. The national capital recorded temperature above the 40 degrees Celsius-mark on Wednesday.
Over the next few days, coastal Karnataka, Konkan region and Goa are expected to experience heavy downpour as a cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and neighbourhood.
The IMD has predicted widespread rainfall over Northeast, eastern and central parts of India during the next 5 days.
“Isolated to scattered rainfall with isolated thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds very likely over Western Himalayan Region and plains of northwest India during June 19-21,” the IMD said in its latest bulletin.


Rajasthan to experience heatwave during next 2-3 days

Western areas of Rajasthan are expected to experience severe heatwave conditions during the next 2-3 days.
While Bikaner recorded 47.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Ganganagar recorded 47°C, Churu 46.3°C, Jaisalmer 45.5°C, Jaipur 44.4°C and Kota 43°C. Some parts of eastern Rajasthan received moderate rainfall.

Meanwhile, Hisar was the hottest place in Haryana on Wednesday as it recorded a high of 43.2 degrees Celsius. Narnaul was also reeling under sultry conditions with 43.2 degrees Celsius temperature. Karnal recorded a high of 37 degrees Celsius.

Punjab’s Amritsar recorded 41.8 degrees Celsius, Ludhiana 40.7°C and Patiala 39.4°C.



Monsoon to arrive in Delhi between June 22-24; Rajasthan to experience heatwave for next 2-3 days
 

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Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Intense spell across isolated parts in next two hours, says IMD

Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live News Updates: Despite the declaration of the onset of the monsoon on June 14, Mumbai is yet to receive widespread rainfall.


By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi |Updated: June 18, 2020 10:21:04 pm



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The IMD has predicted intense spells across Mumbai today. (File)


Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live News Updates: Isolated parts of Mumbai are likely to experience heavy rainfall in the next two hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Thursday. Despite the onset of the monsoon on June 14, the city is yet to receive widespread rainfall.
The IMD has called this a “soft onset” of monsoon, one without heavy rain over the region. The southwest monsoon onset marks the beginning of the four-month – June to September – monsoon season over India, which brings over 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall. The onset for India is announced when certain criteria is fulfilled anytime after May 10. If at least 60 per cent of the 14 designated meteorological stations in Kerala and Lakshadweep report at least 2.5 mm of rain for two consecutive days after May 10, along with a few other conditions relating to wind and temperature, the onset of monsoon is said to have taken place.
Last year, Mumbai had witnessed its most delayed onset in the last 45 years after the southwest monsoon was declared over the city on June 25. In 2018, the onset date was June 9 and June 12 in 2017. Thrice in the last 10 years — June 9 in 2018, June 7 in 2013 and June 5 in 2011 — monsoon had arrived in Mumbai before the IMD’s then onset date of June 10.


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22:21 (IST)18 JUN 2020
During ‘unlocking’, rain helps keep pollution levels in check in some cities: Study
A fortnight into the first phase of ‘unlocking’ the nationwide lockdown, scientists at the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) have noted the continuing trend of declining pollutant levels, mainly particulate matter (PM) 10 and PM 2.5.
“This period has been marked by several rainy days which has helped wash away particulate pollutants,” said Dr Gufran Beig, project director of SAFAR. However, he pointed out that there were signs of increase in levels of another pollutant, Nitrogen dioxide, which had declined considerably during the lockdown phase.



17:36 (IST)18 JUN 2020
Unseasonal showers, cyclone triggered excess rains in Maharashtra: IMD
Unseasonal showers in central Maharashtra and 'Cyclone Nisarga' that lashed coastal areas have put the state in the largely excess rainfall category as on Thursday, an IMD official said. As per the India Meteorological Department's data, Mumbai and MMR region has so far received largely excess
showers cumulatively from June 1 to June 18, the official said. The Konkan subdivision, which includes Mumbai and coastal districts of Maharashtra, has received 523 mm rainfall so far, as against usual 317 mm, he said. This was 65 per cent more than the normal rainfall received at this time, which is why they were categorised as largely excess showers, the official said.



17:03 (IST)18 JUN 2020
Outlook for advance of southwest monsoon over northwest India
Under favourable meteorological conditions, there had been steady progress of Southwest Monsoon during the past week (11th-16th) and southwest monsoon has covered entire Northeast & East India, most parts of West and Central India and some parts of Uttar Pradesh during this period. Due to present meteorological scenario, the Southwest Monsoon is not likely to progress further till 21st June 2020. Conditions are likely to become favourable thereafter for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Western Himalayan Region during 22nd to 24th June 2020.




14:18 (IST)18 JUN 2020
Maharashtra: Despite good monsoon forecast, farm credit offtake dull as farmers report hurdles in getting fresh loans
Despite Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s instructions to banks to facilitate fresh farm credit including for farmers who haven’t been able to avail the Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s promised waiver of outstanding dues owing to pandemic-related delays, agriculturists across the state are experiencing difficulties in accessing fresh loans as sowing season kicks off. Simultaneously, notwithstanding the promise of a good monsoon, disbursal of agricultural credit in Maharashtra has taken off to a very slow start.
While the target for the agriculture sector fixed by the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in its annual credit plan for 2020-21 is Rs 62,458.83 crore, banks have disbursed only Rs 7,799.14 crore until May end.
Slow disbursal, according to officials of the Cooperatives department, could continue for the remainder of the season, and banks are expected to once again fail to meet the farm credit target. For three consecutive years now, farm credit has not crossed 55 per cent of its target. Two loan waiver schemes have been implemented during this period. Read more



13:49 (IST)18 JUN 2020
Three days after IMD announces monsoon onset, widespread rain gives Mumbai a miss
On June 14, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared the onset of the southwest monsoon over Mumbai. However, on Sunday – three days later – the city is yet to receive widespread rainfall. While some parts in western suburbs recorded short but intense spells of rain on Monday, on Tuesday, the city recorded 0.8 mm of rain, in the 12 hours ending at 5:30 pm. On Wednesday, trace rainfall (which cannot be measured by a rain gauge) was recorded.
The IMD has called this a “soft onset” of monsoon, one without heavy rain over the region. The southwest monsoon onset marks the beginning of the four-month – June to September – monsoon season over India, which brings over 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall. The onset for India is announced when certain criteria is fulfilled anytime after May 10. If at least 60 per cent of the 14 designated meteorological stations in Kerala and Lakshadweep report at least 2.5 mm of rain for two consecutive days after May 10, along with a few other conditions relating to wind and temperature, the onset of monsoon is said to have taken place.
The northward progression of monsoon, after reaching the Kerala coast, depends on many local factors, including the creation of low pressure areas, rainfall, wind speed and direction as well as type of cloud. The NLM is the north-most limit of monsoon up to which it has advanced on any given day. The onset in Maharashtra was declared based on the progression of the monsoon system and factors such as rainfall criteria and monsoon (westerly) winds at middle-troposphere level. The criteria is not as stringent as it is for Kerala. Read more



13:41 (IST)18 JUN 2020
IMD predicts intense downpour in parts of Mumbai today
Isolated parts of Mumbai are likely to experience heavy rainfall in the next two hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Thursday. Despite the onset of the monsoon on June 14, the city is yet to receive widespread rainfall. Follow all the latest updates here.





Last year, Mumbai had witnessed its most delayed onset in the last 45 years after the southwest monsoon was declared over the city on June 25.
As per the new onset dates classified by the IMD, the normal date for monsoon to cover Maharashtra is between June 10 and June 15. Monsoon in Mumbai arrived three days late from its normal onset date of June 11. However, the monsoon progression will not likely to be called delayed as a standard deviation of five days is considered by the IMD.

The IMD has maintained that several criteria for declaration of onset in Mumbai, including 2.5 mm rain in two days, among others. “The city didn’t receive much expected rain after the onset of monsoon. It was a soft onset,” said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General, IMD Mumbai.
The IMD has divided the Indian monsoon season into three – pre-monsoon showers, southwest monsoon and post-monsoon showers.

Pre-monsoon showers are characterised by squally winds — they come with sudden, sharp winds that last for a long time and occur during rainfall. The rains are sharp and intense but go away after one downpour. The showers are usually patchy and mostly arrive post afternoon on days characterised by sunny mornings — a pattern seen in Mumbai for the last three days. On the other hand, the southwest monsoon is not patchy, does not follow any timing and lasts more than a downpour.


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Maharashtra: Despite good monsoon forecast, farm credit offtake dull as farmers report hurdles in getting fresh loans
While the target for the agriculture sector fixed by the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in its annual credit plan for 2020-21 is Rs 62,458.83 crore, banks have disbursed only Rs 7,799.14 crore until May end.


Written by Kavitha Iyer , Parthasarathi Biswas | Mumbai, Pune | Updated: June 17, 2020 5:47:27 am

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Slow disbursal, according to officials of the Cooperatives department, could continue for the remainder of the season, and banks are expected to once again fail to meet the farm credit target. (Representational)
Despite Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s instructions to banks to facilitate fresh farm credit including for farmers who haven’t been able to avail the Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s promised waiver of outstanding dues owing to pandemic-related delays, agriculturists across the state are experiencing difficulties in accessing fresh loans as sowing season kicks off. Simultaneously, notwithstanding the promise of a good monsoon, disbursal of agricultural credit in Maharashtra has taken off to a very slow start.
While the target for the agriculture sector fixed by the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in its annual credit plan for 2020-21 is Rs 62,458.83 crore, banks have disbursed only Rs 7,799.14 crore until May end.
Slow disbursal, according to officials of the Cooperatives department, could continue for the remainder of the season, and banks are expected to once again fail to meet the farm credit target. For three consecutive years now, farm credit has not crossed 55 per cent of its target. Two loan waiver schemes have been implemented during this period.

Ahead of the 2019 kharif season, farmers struggled to avail fresh credit amid banks’ worries about high NPAs in agriculture sector advances. This year too, of the Rs 38,800 crore outstanding in crop loans, Rs 10,015 crores have become NPAs by March 31, according to the agenda for the May 29 meeting of the SLBC. This does not include outstanding dues for the district central cooperative banks, whose data was not submitted.
While bankers have been instructed to process fresh farm credit nevertheless, this year farmers are additionally finding it difficult to even establish contact with bank branches owing to the pandemic and rules against gathering there. This is especially true of the more remote regions where a trip to the taluka town could mean half a working day lost.
In Marathwada’s Hingoli district, Maruti Korde-Patil, a farmer and office-bearer of the Prahar Janshakti Party, led a delegation of farmers to meet the district collector last week, seeking relaxations in the number of documents to be submitted for seeking fresh credit.
“Because of the fear of Covid-19 and the new rules about social distancing, the banks don’t want crowds of farmers at their branches. Government offices also don’t want crowd. And yet, to apply for a fresh farm loan, we have to produce a ‘ferfar’ extract or details of ownership mutation, even when the old and new loans are against the same account holder and land survey number,” he told The Indian Express. “This is just a way to harass farmers seeking a new loan. And poor farmers are running around to various offices and Internet-enabled centres trying to compile their documents.”
In Beed’s Georai, small farmer Sushil Takle said he plans to sow cotton and pigeon pea. The rains arrived over the weekend in most of drought-prone Beed, and farmers are keen to begin sowing. Takle had an old loan of Rs 45,000 taken three years back, and he received the benefit of the previous loan waiver scheme. With less than 4 acres of land, he would like to avail up to Rs 1 lakh in fresh credit, mainly for fertiliser and other inputs.
“A bag of fertiliser that was Rs 1,800 is now retailing locally for Rs 2,200. I genuinely need the fresh credit,” Takle told The Indian Express over the phone. “But the problem this year is simply that there is no contact between the bank officials and the farmer. As they do not want crowds of customers in the branch, bank officials are travelling to some villages and taking details of those seeking fresh loans. Those customers are supposed to be summoned to the branch on a date. But in fact, there is no progress at all in this elaborate programme, and we’re now facing the start of the kharif sowing season without sufficient cash,” he rued.
Farm credit is a ‘priority sector lending’ for banks though short- and long-term loans. ‘Crop loans’ are short-term credit at 7 per cent rate of interest at the start of a cropping season, including an interest subvention of 5-6 per cent on the condition of timely repayment.
Yet, alongside deepening rural distress, credit offtake in agriculture in Maharashtra has fallen well short of targets since 2017-18, with year-on-year disbursal actually dipping by 9 per cent in the last financial year. The dismal progress of disbursals until the end of May 2020 hints at the trend continuing for the financial year 2020-21 also.
Declining growth of farm credit has been a pan-India trend for a few years, and researchers have repeatedly found fresh credit slowing after a loan waiver scheme is implemented, with banks wary of growing NPAs and blaming disturbances in the repayment culture.
In 2017, the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena government announced a Rs 24,000-crore farm loan waiver. In December 2019, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a further farm loan waiver with an increased ceiling of Rs 2 lakh that is to cost the exchequer a little over Rs 20,000 crore.
While 44 lakh farmers got the benefit of the previous loan waiver, another 32 lakh farmers are to benefit from the fresh scheme. About 60 per cent of the target was reached in March with nearly Rs 12,000 crore transferred into 19 lakh loan accounts. However, more than 11 lakh eligible accounts are yet to benefit, due to shortage of funds and delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. On May 22, the state government issued instructions that these 11 lakh farmers should not be barred from getting fresh loans.
According to the minutes of the SLBC meeting of May 29, the large NPAs are on account of unseasonal rains and floods in western Maharashtra in 2019, and the Covid-19 pandemic in the last quarter of the financial year. Bankers also believe that in anticipation of the Devendra Fadnavis government’s loan waiver scheme, many farmers became wilful defaulters. A more exhaustive farm loan waiver was also a major electoral promise of the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP during their separate campaigns for the 2019 Assembly election.
“For people who were regular in their repayment, these loan waivers do not make sense. So, they default in the hope of also benefiting from the scheme,” said a senior banker.
The defaults add up to ever-larger NPAs, and lower fresh loan disbursements. In fact, in April last year, Bank of Maharashtra, the lead banker in the SLBC, actually issued a circular instructing branches in six drought-hit districts not to issue fresh crop loans at the branch level but to despatch applications to the headquarters. The bank’s NPAs as a percentage of total agriculture sector advances had been growing — from 11.3 per cent on March 31, 2017; to 15.38 per cent on March 31, 2018; and standing at 18.36 per cent at the end of 2018-19.


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Three days after IMD announces monsoon onset, widespread rain gives Mumbai a miss
While some parts in western suburbs recorded short but intense spells of rain on Monday, on Tuesday, the city recorded 0.8 mm of rain, in the 12 hours ending at 5:30 pm. On Wednesday, trace rainfall (which cannot be measured by a rain gauge) was recorded.

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | Updated: June 18, 2020 4:05:41 am
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Last year, Mumbai had witnessed its most delayed onset in the last 45 years after the southwest monsoon was declared over the city on June 25.
On June 14, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared the onset of the southwest monsoon over Mumbai. However, on Sunday – three days later – the city is yet to receive widespread rainfall.
While some parts in western suburbs recorded short but intense spells of rain on Monday, on Tuesday, the city recorded 0.8 mm of rain, in the 12 hours ending at 5:30 pm. On Wednesday, trace rainfall (which cannot be measured by a rain gauge) was recorded.
The IMD has called this a “soft onset” of monsoon, one without heavy rain over the region. The southwest monsoon onset marks the beginning of the four-month – June to September – monsoon season over India, which brings over 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall. The onset for India is announced when certain criteria is fulfilled anytime after May 10. If at least 60 per cent of the 14 designated meteorological stations in Kerala and Lakshadweep report at least 2.5 mm of rain for two consecutive days after May 10, along with a few other conditions relating to wind and temperature, the onset of monsoon is said to have taken place.

The northward progression of monsoon, after reaching the Kerala coast, depends on many local factors, including the creation of low pressure areas, rainfall, wind speed and direction as well as type of cloud. The NLM is the north-most limit of monsoon up to which it has advanced on any given day. The onset in Maharashtra was declared based on the progression of the monsoon system and factors such as rainfall criteria and monsoon (westerly) winds at middle-troposphere level. The criteria is not as stringent as it is for Kerala.
As per the new onset dates classified by the IMD, the normal date for monsoon to cover Maharashtra is between June 10 and June 15. Monsoon in Mumbai arrived three days late from its normal onset date of June 11. However, the monsoon progression will not likely to be called delayed as a standard deviation of five days is considered by the IMD.
Last year, Mumbai had witnessed its most delayed onset in the last 45 years after the southwest monsoon was declared over the city on June 25. In 2018, the onset date was June 9 and June 12 in 2017. Thrice in the last 10 years — June 9 in 2018, June 7 in 2013 and June 5 in 2011 — monsoon had arrived in Mumbai before the IMD’s then onset date of June 10.
The IMD has maintained that several criteria for declaration of onset in Mumbai, including 2.5 mm rain in two days, among others. “The city didn’t receive much expected rain after the onset of monsoon. It was a soft onset,” said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General, IMD Mumbai.
In 24 hours till 8.30 am on Sunday, the Santacruz observatory had recorded 19.7 mm and Colaba observatory 11.2 mm of rain, respectively. Between 8.30 am on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday, the Santacruz observatory had recorded 37.4 mm of rain, which is classified as moderate rain, while the Colaba observatory recorded 52.6 mm of rain, falling in the heavy category. However, the independent meteorologists, have said that pre-monsoon showers and not monsoon are prominent in the state and weather conditions are not conducive enough to declare its onset.
The IMD has divided the Indian monsoon season into three – pre-monsoon showers, southwest monsoon and post-monsoon showers.
Pre-monsoon showers are characterised by squally winds — they come with sudden, sharp winds that last for a long time and occur during rainfall. The rains are sharp and intense but go away after one downpour. The showers are usually patchy and mostly arrive post afternoon on days characterised by sunny mornings — a pattern seen in Mumbai for the last three days. On the other hand, the southwest monsoon is not patchy, does not follow any timing and lasts more than a downpour.











Three days after IMD announces monsoon onset, widespread rain gives Mumbai a miss
 

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Mumbai witnesses its first intense showers, 4 days after onset of monsoon

The suburbs recorded 19.4 millimetres (mm) of rainfall between 8.30am and 2.30pm, south Mumbai (8.4 mm) and Thane (40 mm).

MUMBAI Updated: Jun 18, 2020 16:17 IST

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The weather bureau issued a Nowcast warning at 11.45am on Thursday for intense spells of heavy rain for the afternoon.


The weather bureau issued a Nowcast warning at 11.45am on Thursday for intense spells of heavy rain for the afternoon.(PTI)

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) received intermittent spells of intense showers through Thursday morning -- four days after the onset of the south-west monsoon in the city and its suburbs.
The suburbs recorded 19.4 millimetres (mm) of rainfall between 8.30am and 2.30pm, south Mumbai (8.4 mm) and Thane (40 mm).
A location-wise rainfall over the six hours showed most parts of the eastern suburbs recorded maximum rain ranging between 35 and 40 mm.
While in the north-western suburbs, starting from Andheri to Borivali and Dahisar, received 30-35 mm and Dadar, Byculla, Worli, and Mahalaxmi recorded 32-40 mm.

The weather bureau issued a Nowcast warning at 11.45am on Thursday for intense spells of heavy rain for the afternoon.
“An upper air cyclonic circulation over the north Konkan and the neighbourhood between 3.1 kilometres (km) to 7.6km intensified monsoon currents and westerly wind pattern over the Mumbai region will lead to intense rain, especially towards the suburbs accompanied with thunder,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“Satellite and radar images have indicated clouds at a height of seven to eight km over the city, which will lead to more intense showers throughout the day. The 24-hour forecast indicates heavy rain for MMR, while very heavy rain at isolated places in the south Konkan region,” he added.

Earlier, the weather bureau had issued an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain) for Monday to Wednesday.
However, on Wednesday, IMD had downgraded its forecast for Thursday to “light to moderate” rain.
But, once the Nowcast warning was issued and intense showers were recorded over the city, the forecast was changed to a yellow alert (heavy rain) at 1pm.

Light to moderate rain forecast has been issued for Friday and the weekend.
Independent meteorologists explained the wind pattern over Mumbai on Thursday has changed, as compared to previous days allowing monsoon winds to push rain clouds over the city.
“Under the influence of a low-pressure circulation over the northern Arabian Sea, the offshore trough (weather system) is active and is triggering the formation of clouds. In addition, there has been localised development of clouds over Mumbai on Thursday,” said Akshay Deoras, independent meteorologist and a PhD researcher at the University of Reading, the United Kingdom (UK).
“The offshore trough will weaken from Friday, leading to a sharp reduction in rainfall during the weekend and only intermittent showers are expected,” he added.
Mumbai and its suburbs can expect intermittent rain with heavy showers likely in isolated areas over the next 24 hours, and moderate rain over 48 hours.
Maximum rains were recorded in south Konkan districts with 137 mm rain in cyclone Nisarga-hit Shrivardhan taluka of Raigad district, Ratnagiri (122) mm, Harnai (94.2 mm), and Mahabaleshwar (74.7 mm) over the past 24 hours.

Mumbai witnesses its first intense showers, 4 days after onset of monsoon
 

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Above normal temperature in Delhi-NCR for 3 days, relief likely after June 20: IMD

In its weather outlook for the coming week, the IMD said that western Rajasthan will experience sever heatwave for the next two days.

INDIA Updated: Jun 17, 2020 11:38 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi

A woman walks under an umbrella to protect herself from the scorching heat, in New Delhi on Tuesday.


A woman walks under an umbrella to protect herself from the scorching heat, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

National capital Delhi and the nearby areas in northwest areas will continue to experience above normal temperatures for the next three days.
“Temperatures in Delhi-NCR region and northwest India are above normal which will continue in coming days. Maybe after June 20, the temperature will fall,” said Anand Sharma, Deputy Director-General, India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“We are expecting a low-pressure system to form in the Bay of Bengal which will strengthen the easterlies and that can bring rain,” Sharma added.
The weather is very uncomfortable due to humidity and heat, he added.

“At isolated places in West Rajasthan, we have issued heatwave warning. Monsoon has arrived in Eastern UP yesterday, Gorakhpur has received good rainfall in the last 24 hours,” said Sharma.
In its weather outlook for the coming week, the IMD said that western Rajasthan will experience sever heatwave for the next two days.
It also said that deue to the advancement of the Southwest monsoon, Gujarat is likely to witness light to moderate rainfall at scattered places for the next two days.

The IMD has predicted generally cloudy sky with light rain for the next four days in Ahmadabad with maximum and minimum temperature hovering around 36 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius respectively, while rain or thundershowers have been predicted for June 21 and 22.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture out in the sea in coastal areas along the Arabian Sea.
Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty wind is likely in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, GilgitBaltistan & Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on June 21.


Above normal temperature in Delhi-NCR for 3 days, relief likely after June 20: IMD
 

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Delhi weather today: Capital city sizzles at 46.4 degrees; IMD forecast says no respite before

The mercury in some parts of the Delhi touched 46 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

Delhi weather today: Capital city sizzles at 46.4 degrees; IMD forecast says no respite before

Ayanagar area recorded the temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius, followed by 45.1 in Pusa, 44.2 in Palam and 42.2 in Lodhi Road.

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Written By: IANS

Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2020
09:07 pm
New Delhi, IANS


The mercury in some parts of the Delhi touched 46 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. Ayanagar area recorded the temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius, followed by 45.1 in Pusa, 44.2 in Palam and 42.2 in Lodhi Road.
On May 26, Delhi had recorded the hottest day of the season after the temperature soared to 47.6 degrees Celsius in Palam area.



The above-normal temperatures in Delhi-NCR region will continue till June 20, after which it is likely to dip, the weather bureau said.
Meanwhile, the monsoon is also likely to reach the city three to four days earlier than the usual date of June 27.

Dr Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD`s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said that the monsoon will cover most parts of North-West India during June 21-25. It will cover western UP and Uttarakhand during June 21-22 and Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi June 22-23.


Delhi weather today: Capital city sizzles at 46.4 degrees; IMD forecast says no respite before
 
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