Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) will see fresh and season’s first widespread rainfall activity soon.As per Skymet Weather, an active Western Disturbance is likely to approach the Western Himalayan region on Sunday evening.An induced cyclonic circulation is likely to form over West Rajasthan. This will be responsible for the widespread rainfall activities over Delhi NCR region on December 11 and December 12.The intensity of these rains is likely to be more on December 11 while, during the latter half of December 12, some clearance is expected.However, light spells can again be anticipated in Delhi NCR on December 13 and December 14.Skymet Weather has predicted that the downpours will leave a considerable measure of dampness in the air, leading to misty or foggy conditions.Moreover, the mugginess level will be high. There will be a drop in temperature and light breeze conditions will prevail.The winter chill, which often sets in the long stretch of December, is yet to begin.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Heavy rain lashed several parts of Chennai on Thursday night leading to waterlogging in many areas and forcing schools and colleges to remain closed on Friday.Chennai has been witnessing isolated rains for the past few days and continuous rainfall has disrupted lives of peopleThe Chennai collector has announced that schools and colleges in the city will remain shut today.IT companies have also been advised to remain closed due to the downpour, said reports.The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), last night, tweeted precautions and advisories for people during heavy rain.According to Skymet weather, more rainfall is expected over entire Tamil Nadu along with Chennai in the coming 24 hours.The Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department earlier warned of heavy rainfall at a few places in the state in the next 24 hours.”In 24 hours, heavy rainfall is expected in few places in north coastal region, while heavy to very heavy rainfall in south coastal region,” said MeT official S Balachandran.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With the mercury hovering at around 38 degrees Celsius, there is no sign of rains in the city for now. However, according to the India Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light rain in south Gujarat on October 7 and 8.”The monsoon is in withdrawal mode. There are some pockets of the state like central Gujarat, north Gujarat and Gujarat region and Kutch where the southwest monsoon has withdrawn,” said Jayanta Sarkar, Director of India Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad.”This year, the withdrawal has been delayed considerably. While cyclonic circulation had been developing over the Odisha coast that further moved towards Central India, and even up to Southeast Rajasthan and Gujarat. These systems have kept the monsoon active over the region,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief meteorologist, Skymet Weather.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After facing sweltering heat and humidity for the past couple of days, Mumbaikars woke up on Wednesday to not only thunders and heavy rains but also saw the day temperatures in the city dropping by almost five degrees.As per officials from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the city witnessed a massive rainfall between 3 am and 5 am. “Santacruz recorded 103mm of rainfall while Colaba recorded 59mm of rains,” said the official adding that these weather conditions left the city weather pleasant.On Tuesday, the maximum temperature at Santacruz was recorded as 35.9 degree Celsius, but Wednesday the mercury dipped by 5.2 degree Celsius as the maximum temperature was recorded 30.7 degree Celsius. Similarly, Colaba on Tuesday recorded a temperature of 33.5 degree Celsius, which reduced to 29.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday.As per Skymet Weather portal, these weather conditions have been attributed to the presence of a trough which is extending from the North Madhya Maharashtra region to Southeast Arabian Sea across Konkan and Goa in proximity of Mumbai more rains are likely to be expected in the city.Senior IMD officials said that Mumbaikars needs not worry as monsoon is still very much.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The weatherman has brought some good news for the people of Gujarat suffering from the continuous rains. According to the IMD, monsoon activity will simmer down by Friday, although on and off showers will continue until August 10.The downpour, which began on July 21, resulted in a loss of hundreds of lives and thousands becoming homeless. Jayanta Sarkar, director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) – Ahmedabad, said, “Monsoon is very active over Gujarat region and heavy to very heavy rains are expected at isolated places over the next two days. The intensity of rains will decrease Friday onwards.”Meanwhile, Mahesh Palavat, chief meteorologist at Skymet, said, “The current weather system will prevail for another 24 hours. Monsoon activity will reduce from Friday onwards,” adding, “Scattered on and off rains will continue across the state until August 10,” added Palavat.From Thursday, improvements in flood situations are expected. However, light to moderate rains with few heavy spells will continue until then,” Sarkar added.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi experienced heavy off-season showers from mid June till the beginning of July and kept playing hide and seek with the locals. Even before the Southwest monsoon could hit, Delhi NCR was enjoying pre-monsoon showers. But soon after the monsoon’s arrival in Delhi NCR, the rain has been holding itself back. The hot and humid weather has taken over.The last time Delhiites enjoyed a drizzle was on July 6, after which the weather went on to become dry and the forecast predicted that it is most likely to remain dry.The showers that had settled the heat and had held the temperature at 31°C, rose to 35°C.As per Skymet, for the next two days, the weather is going to remain unpredictable. The westerly winds will prevail over Delhi NCR. In consideration of the same, dry weather is going to prevail over Delhi and the neighbouring areas of Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram.Due to the dry weather, it is predicted that the temperature may rise and settle around 37°C-38°C. However, a trough has been seen extending from Uttarakhand to Northeast Bay of Bengal across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Hence, there is a chance of localised rainfall activity, that might bring relief to the national capital.The monthly average rainfall for Delhi as per Safdarjung Observatory stands at 187.3 mm. Till date, although Delhi has recorded 59 mm of rainfall, the forecasters explain that it is yet a wait and watch situation. We will have to wait to see if Delhi manages to transcend its monthly average.Meanwhile, Delhiites await the rains with impatience, hoping it would prove to be a relief for them from the scorching heat. There might be a spin in the weather, where the rain would help in reducing the temperature.Rising heatShowers in the city that had settled the heat and had held the temperature at 31°C, rose to 35°C.As per Skymet, for the next two days, the weather will remain unpredictable
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even as the experts and weathermen are busy trying to forecast the date when monsoons will hit Mumbai, the city is likely to experience increasing rainfall starting Thursday, and this might continue till the onset of monsoon in the city.In fact, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings of heavy to very heavy rains at a few places and extremely heavy fall at isolated places on June 10 and 11. “City is most likely to begin experiencing rains from Thursday and the intensity is likely to increase. As of now, it seems that monsoon will hit Mumbai around June 13 or 14,” said an official from IMD Mumbai.Meanwhile, Skymet weather, a private forecasting agency, too claimed that the strong surge of westerly winds seen across the Konkan region will lead to intensification of rains and thunder showers across Coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which will witness heavy to very heavy rains between June 9 and 12.Mahalaxmi based Rajesh Kapadia an enthusiast who has been in the field of weather forecasting for over 45 years now and also runs the popular blog Vagaries of Weather said that as per his own observation the monsoon should be reaching Mumbai around June 11 or 12. “I am not a scientist but for several decades have been observing weather as an enthusiast and have learned a lot of things on the way. It seems to be a good monsoon for Mumbai as well as the State this year,” he shared.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>This year, the southwest monsoon is likely to keep its date with Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that the onset of monsoon over Kerala is likely to happen on May 30 as conditions are favourable for its progress from the Andaman Sea. While the monsoon normally arrives in Kerala on June 1, last year it arrived one week late on June 8.The IMD also said that conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of southwest Bay of Bengal and some remaining parts of Andaman Sea, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and during next 72 hours.The IMD has used the statistical model and the forecast has a model error margin of ± 4 days. Usually, the monsoon covers the southern peninsula and eastern coastal states by June 7-8 and arrives in Mumbai on June 10, progressing to cover the entire country first week of July. The IMD used six markers to arrive at the forecast for onset of monsoon comprising of data on minimum temperatures over North-west India, pre-monsoon rainfall peak over south Peninsula and outgoing long wave radiation over south China sea.”There is no large impact or correlation between the arrival date of monsoon and its progress in the later weeks or its distribution in the country in the longer season. The onset only signals the beginning of the monsoon season in the sub-continent,” said DS Pai, director, long-range weather forecasting centre, Pune, IMD.According to private weather forecaster Skymet, monsoon is likely to make its onset over Kerala on May 29 with an error margin of ± 3 days.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today inaugurated the state’s first automatic weather station at Dongargaon here. “Around 2,065 such weather stations will come across Maharashtra on public private partnership (PPP) model in this year and 1,000 of these will be set up by June 2017,” said Fadnavis while addressing a farmers’ gathering after the inauguration. Agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, top bureaucrats and officials of weather forecast firm Skymet Weather Private Ltd, which will be setting up such stations, were present on the occasion. “This is one of the unique project in the country, which will measure wind direction, wind speed, air temperature, relative humidity and record amount of rainfall. “This information will be shared with farmers who can then manage sowing in a much better and planned way as per the weather conditions,” said Fadnavis. The weather conditions for farmers in different regions will be available on Mahavedh portal (Maharashtra agriculture weather information network) and mobile application of Skymet. “The IMD forecast is limited to four zones. However, this new system of automatic weather station (AWS) will provide forecast upto taluka level,” said the chief minister. “Around 12 12 kms area of the taluka will have one AWS,” he said. Fadnavis said digital kiosks will be set-up in every Gram Panchayat to provide weather information and expert advice on crop pattern to be followed by the farmers. In the first phase, information will be shared using SMS and in the second phase all the Gram Panchayats will get half hourly weather condition information. The chief minister also highlighted the importance of power and water and how Jalyukta Shivar (water conservation programme of the Maharashtra government) is helping villages increase their irrigation potential. Fadnavis said due to increased irrigation, for the first time the agriculture growth rate has turned positive in last 7 to 8 years.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Pune Municipal Corporation has debunked a rumour that it has issued a red alert in the city for three days, after a message on WhatsApp went viral.“Pune Municipal Corporation has issued ‘RED Alert’ for 3 days. Mean temperature will be between 45.1 to 48.5degrees Celsius. Please drink 6-7 litres of water a day, Avoid going out in open sun from 11AM- 4 PM. Circulate this message in family & friends,” the message read.In response, the Pune Municipal Corporation tweeted
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Hailstorms and lightning are also expected during this period,” said Jatin Singh, CEO Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The weatherman has predicted lightning and thunderstorms over east and northeast India over the next two days. Several parts of North India are already witnessing rains and thunderstorms owing to a western disturbance. “There is going to be heavy rainfall in Bihar, Nepal and Bhutan, and northeast India over the next two days. Hailstorms and lightning are also expected during this period,” said Jatin Singh, CEO Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency. Lightning claimed more than 415 lives last year and the worst-hit were eastern states of Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)