The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has made a prediction of light to moderate rainfall in the national capital Delhi on Wednesday, as well as, during the weekends. As per the weather monitoring agency, the city may witness rainfall until Saturday before the monsoon withdraws from the National Capital Region. IMD issued heavy rainfall alert in these states.
Yesterday, light to moderate rainfall alert parts of Delhi-NCR which led to waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. Some parts of the Western Ghats and coastal Tamil Nadu are likely to receive light to moderate rain till Sunday. Most parts will experience a subdued weather for a week as southwest monsoon is weak over the State, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Chennai, too, has chances of thunderstorms and lightning, with light or moderate showers, in some areas till Thursday. Overnight showers in some areas kept the day temperature close to the normal in the city on Tuesday. The weather stations at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recorded a maximum temperature of nearly 34 degrees Celsius.
During the past 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, Gudalur Bazaar in Nilgiris district received the highest rainfall of 4 cm in the State for the day. The weather stations in and around the city, including Villivakkam, Nungambakkam, Red Hills and Cholavaram, received 2 cm each. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall activities in several parts Odisha under the influence of the low pressure area in the next 24 hours.
IMD has issued an ‘orange warning’ for heavy to very heavy rainfall in seven districts of Odisha. The warning has been issued for the districts of Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Deogarh. The alert will remain valid till tomorrow morning.
As per IMD, yesterday’s low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts now lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal adjoining north Odisha-West Bengal coasts, with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height.