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Weather Today Live: IMD predicts rain in parts of Madhya Pradesh for next 2 days

Weather Today Live: Delhi to see thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated locations on Thursday, predicted IMD.
Commuters travel during light rain in Noida, (Sunil Ghosh /HT file)
Commuters travel during light rain in Noida, (Sunil Ghosh /HT file)

Weather Today Live: Delhi experienced a sudden change in weather due to an approaching western disturbance. This caused a significant drop in minimum temperatures across the city, following its hottest summer night in over 55 years the previous day. The capital witnessed strong winds reaching up to 52 km/hr, along with light rain in some areas late Wednesday and early Thursday....Read More

Heatwave alert today

• Severe heatwave conditions are expected in parts of West Uttar Pradesh till June 23, and in East Uttar Pradesh on June 20, with a decrease in intensity thereafter.

• Heatwave conditions are likely in isolated areas of Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, south Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha will abate from today. These conditions will also affect Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi on June 23.

• Warm night conditions are anticipated in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh on June 20.

• Odisha and Bihar are expected to experience hot and humid weather on June 20-21.

Rain forecast today

• A cyclonic circulation is present over northeast Bangladesh. Strong southwesterly/southerly winds are moving from the Bay of Bengal to northeast India in the lower tropospheric levels.

• Due to these conditions, widespread light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is expected over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal over the next 5 days.

• Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura during the next 5 days.

• Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds (30-40 kmph) is likely over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha during the next 5 days.

• Isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Bihar till June 23 and in Jharkhand on June 20-21.

Follow all the updates here:
June 20, 2024 7:49 PM IST

Weather Today Live: IMD issues bulletin on Southwest Monsoon

Weather Today Live: "Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Northwest Bay of Bengal, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and some parts of Bihar. The conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gangetic and sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh during the next three to four days," as per the bulletin.

June 20, 2024 7:27 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Delhi LG asks officials to ensure availability of water, other facilities for homeless and poor

Weather Today Live: In view of rising death cases in Delhi due to the intense heatwave, LG VK Saxena directs the Chief Secretary for a meeting with concerned officers of the Social Welfare department, DUSIB and Health, to ensure that adequate measures are in place for providing water and other facilities to destitute, homeless and the poor.

June 20, 2024 7:10 PM IST

Weather Today Live: BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj accuses AAP govt of ‘orchestrating’ Delhi's water crisis

Weather Today Live: “It almost seems that this crisis, which is not a natural crisis, has been orchestrated by the Kejriwal government to encourage their own corruption as well as to encourage the illegal tanker mafia,” Bansuri Swaraj, BJP MP from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, tells ANI.

"Delhi is in a dire state. The entire city is parched and the Arvind Kejriwal government is indulging only in theatrics. Delhi minister Atishi instead of working on the ground and instead of taking any adequate steps is now indulging in mere theatrics and is now threatening Delhiites with anshan (fast)," she further says.

June 20, 2024 6:15 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Odisha schools to follow usual timings from June 22,

Weather Today Live: The state government has declared that schools will operate from 6.30 am to 10.30 am on June 21 due to hot and humid weather conditions forecast by the IMD, but revert to regular timings from the following day.

Most schools reopened on June 17 and 18 after summer vacations.

June 20, 2024 5:51 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Konkan Railway to deploy personnel to patrol route during monsoon

Weather Today Live: “We are deploying 672 personnel for round-the-clock patrolling along the tracks during the monsoon season. We remain steadfast in its commitment to ensuring a secure and smooth travel experience, supported by its participation in national disaster management protocols and regular weather updates from the IMD,” reads a statement from Konkan Railway.

June 20, 2024 5:26 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Monsoon in Himachal Pradesh to be delayed by a week

Weather Today Live: The monsoon in Himachal Pradesh is expected to be delayed by around a week, the Indian Metrological Department has projected.

Surender Paul, who heads IMD, Himachal Pradesh, declared that after 24, 25 and 26June, the pre-monsoon activity will start and the monsoon will approach the state by end of last week of the month.

June 20, 2024 4:55 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Parts of Madhya Pradesh to receive rain for next two days

Weather Today Live: The IMD has predicted good rain in the Pandhurna and Chhindwara districts, possibility of rainfall in the state capital Bhopal as well for the next two days.

Also, there is a possibility of strong wind with a speed of 60 to 70 kilometres per hour at some places in southern and south-eastern Madhya Pradesh, as per the IMD.

June 20, 2024 4:40 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Fireman injured after tree falls due to rain in Thane

Weather Today Live: A 33-year-old fireman was injured and two unoccupied vehicles were damaged on Thursday after a tree fell following heavy rains in Maharashtra's Thane, civic officials said.

The damaged vehicles include an auto-rickasjaw and a car.

June 20, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Amid heat wave, Delhi govt directs officials to rescue homeless people

Weather Today Live: "All shelter management agencies (SMAs) are hereby directed to form rescue teams and start the rescue drive in their jurisdiction/cluster from today itself. The rescue drive will be carried out from 12 pm to 12 am every day during this summer season and subsequently, the report of the previous day's rescue drive shall be submitted by 11 am next day positively," according to a Delhi government order.

June 20, 2024 3:40 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Anticipating heavy rainfall, Kerala seeks re-deployment of NDRF teams

Weather Today Live: “The Kerala government has sought pre-deployment of NDRF teams in Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Malappuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Thrissur and Wayanad districts,” says National Disaster Response Force.

According to the paramilitary force, a 24x7 NDRF control room in Arakkonam is closely monitoring the situation round the clock, and all efforts are being undertaken in close collaboration with the state's emergency operation control room.

June 20, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Weather Today Live: 14 deaths in Delhi due to heatwave, says minister Saurabh Bharadwaj

Weather Today Live: According to Delhi health minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, a total of 14 people have lost their lives due to heatwave in the national capital and 118 are still admitted in hospitals.

June 20, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Roof collapse due to rain kills man in Uttar Pradesh

Weather Today Live: A 42-year-old man was killed and five of his family members were injured when the roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rain in Bareilly's Faridpur area on Wednesday night, according to police.

In a separate incident, four others were injured when the roof of a house in the same village collapsed due to rain, police said.

June 20, 2024 2:02 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Heatwave killed over 190 homeless people in Delhi in less than 10 days

A total of 192 homeless people died due to the heatwave in Delhi during this period, according to the report by the Centre for Holistic Development.

Read in detail: Heatwave killed over 190 homeless people in Delhi in 9 days: NGO report

June 20, 2024 1:39 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Nadda takes stock of heatwave preparations

Weather Today Live: Union health minister JP Nadda said, "I visited the Health Ministry, Nirman Bhawan. I went to every section and assessed the work done there. I also went to Health Observatory, Central Registry, Record Room, Canteen and saw the arrangements everywhere. I also interacted with all officers and got to know about the work of all divisions...I have instructed them to have a citizens-friendly approach and work with a sense of service. All officers have said that they will work as much as possible in the interest of public...I have also suggested them to be alert and diligent in their duties because our work is such that diseases don't announce and come. I also discussed heatwave with the officials and the Central Government has issued directions to all hospitals regarding this. An advisory has been issued...I have also told officials to visit Central hospitals and centrally managed hospitals to see if separate arrangements have been made for heatwave. We have issued advisory for the states...I also urge the public to give special focus on liquid diet, have more and more water to avoid dehydration..."

ANI

June 20, 2024 1:24 PM IST

Weather Today Live: IMD predicts light rain over parts in Delhi

Weather Today Live: IMD predicts thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40 Km/h over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi ( Mundaka, Jafarpur, Nazafgarh), NCR ( Bahadurgarh) Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosali (Haryana).

June 20, 2024 1:04 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Which city registered maximum temperature yesterday?

June 20, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Heavy rains in Thane and Palghar; Surya river in spate, more showers predicted

Weather Today Live: Heavy rains lashed Maharashtra's Thane and neighbouring Palghar districts overnight and authorities issued a 'red alert' for Palghar on Thursday morning, predicting very heavy showers, officials said.

Due to flooding of the Surya river in Palghar, a bridge in Manor was submerged and the movement between Wada and Manor remained affected, district disaster management cell chief Vivekanand Kadam told PTI.

June 20, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Weather Today Live: LG VK Saxena raises concern on low water table

Weather Today Live: Delhi lieutenant governor Vinay Kumar Saxena expressed serious concern over the declining water table in the country, describing the situation as "alarming" and indicative of our negligence towards 'Mother Earth.' He called upon the public to actively join the 'Ek Pedh Maa ke Naam' campaign, emphasizing the importance of planting saplings to mitigate environmental challenges.

June 20, 2024 11:09 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Heavy rainfall predicted over parts of Northeast

Weather Today Live: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to persist over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam, Meghalaya over the next three days, with isolated heavy rainfall anticipated thereafter.

June 20, 2024 11:08 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Delhi gets temporary relief

Weather Today Live: After enduring a prolonged heatwave, Delhi experienced a refreshing morning on Thursday as parts of the city received light rainfall. The India Meteorological Department forecasted a mostly cloudy sky with chances of intermittent light rain and gusty winds throughout the day. There is also a possibility of dust storms or thunderstorms accompanied by lightning. A weather alert informed residents about expected light to moderate rains and gusty winds with speeds ranging from 30 to 50 km/h over Delhi-NCR and nearby regions during the pre-noon period on Thursday.

June 20, 2024 10:29 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Uttarakhand, Himachal get showers

Weather Today Live: Dehradun and other parts of Uttarakhand saw light showers on Wednesday following a long dry spell. Similarly, thunderstorms and rainfall in Shimla and nearby areas of Himachal Pradesh provided relief from the scorching heat. In Dehradun, where temperatures had soared to nearly 40 degrees Celsius earlier in the day, the arrival of rain, accompanied by strong winds, led to a significant drop in the maximum temperature.

June 20, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Delhi Weather Today Live: What you should not do in heatwave?

Here are the don'ts for dealing with a heatwave, as advised by the Disaster Management Authority:

• Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks: They can dehydrate the body.

• Limit high-protein and stale foods: These can be harder to digest in hot weather.

• Avoid leaving children or pets in parked vehicles: Temperatures inside vehicles can become dangerously high.

• Don't overexert yourself: Avoid outdoor work and strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day.

• Ignore symptoms: Seek medical attention immediately if you feel faint or ill due to heat exposure.

• Neglect animals: Ensure pets and animals have shade and access to water to prevent heat stress.

• Neglect home cooling: Use curtains, shutters, and fans to keep indoor temperatures comfortable.

June 20, 2024 9:39 AM IST

Delhi Weather Today Live: What you should do in heatwave?

Delhi Weather Today Live: Here are the do's for dealing with a heatwave, as advised by Disaster Management Authority:

• Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you don't feel thirsty.

• Dress appropriately: Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting cotton clothes to stay cool.

• Use protective gear: Wear goggles, hats, and use umbrellas for sun protection.

- Limit outdoor activities: Avoid strenuous activities during peak sun hours (12 noon to 3 pm).

• Carry water: Always carry water with you when traveling.

• Cooling measures: Use hats, umbrellas, and damp cloths on head, neck, and limbs to stay cool.

• Hydrating foods: Consume hydrating foods and drinks like ORS, lassi, lemon water, and buttermilk.

June 20, 2024 9:22 AM IST

Delhi Weather Today Live: Temperature is expected to be around 40 degrees Celcius

Delhi Weather Today Live: IMD scientist Dr Naresh Kumar told ANI, "We had issued a red alert for Punjab, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar on Tuesday, but on Wednesday conditions have improved. There has been rainfall activity in Bihar. For Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR, we have issued an orange alert but for West Uttar Pradesh we have issued a red alert for the next 2 days. In Delhi-NCR, the temperature is expected to be around 40 degrees Celcius. Monsoon is expected to hit Delhi-NCR around June 30."

June 20, 2024 8:48 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Drastic fall in rainfall in tea districts

Weather Today News Live: Data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reveals a drastic reduction in rainfall from March 1 to May 31, with West Bengal's major tea districts experiencing a 50% to 80% decrease and Assam seeing a 10% to 30% shortfall compared to historical norms for these months.

June 20, 2024 8:47 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: North India's tea industry faces major production slump amid extreme weather

Weather Today News Live: The Tea Association of India has raised concerns over the significant reduction in tea production across North India, blaming the crisis on severe drought and excessive heat during the current cropping season.

In a press release, the association estimated a cumulative drop of around 60 million kilograms in production by the end of June 2024 compared to the same period last year.

These adverse weather conditions have not only reduced tea yields but also led to a significant liquidity crisis, potentially threatening the industry's future viability.

June 20, 2024 7:56 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Conditions favourable for Southwest Monsoon

Weather Today News Live: Conditions are now favourable for the further advancement of Southwest Monsoon, which had stalled between June 12 and 18, prolonging the wait for rains in north India, where people are suffering from the sweltering heat.

June 20, 2024 7:28 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Light rainfall in Delhi soon

Weather Today News Live: Light to moderate rain and winds at 20-30 km/h are expected over parts of North, North-East, North-West, West, and Central Delhi, as well as in NCR areas including Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda (Haryana), Bagpat, Khekra, Modinagar, and Pilakhua (UP) over the next 2 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department.

June 20, 2024 7:01 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Nadda reviews heatwave situation

Weather Today News Live: Union health minister JP Nadda reviewed the heatwave situation and the readiness of central government hospitals. He directed the establishment of special heatwave units in these hospitals.

In an advisory to states, the Union health ministry instructed health facilities to prepare for heatwave conditions. State Nodal Officers under the National Programme for Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) were asked to start submitting daily reports on heatstroke cases and deaths, as well as total deaths from March 1, 2024.

The advisory also called for maintaining a digital list of suspected and confirmed heatstroke cases and deaths at health facilities, and for investigating suspected heat-related deaths by a medical officer or epidemiologist.

June 20, 2024 6:53 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Satellite imagery shows rain forecast

June 20, 2024 6:37 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Delhi hospitals see spike in heat stroke cases

Weather Today News Live: At the Centre-run RML Hospital, 22 patients were admitted in the last two days, with five deaths and 12 on ventilator support.

Safdarjung Hospital reported 60 heat stroke cases, with 42 admitted patients and six deaths, including a 60-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man who died on Tuesday.

LNJP Hospital reported four deaths due to suspected heat stroke in the last two days.

June 20, 2024 6:37 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Heat stroke cases rise

Weather Today News Live: In the national capital, hospitals have seen a surge in heat stroke and heat exhaustion cases, with several deaths reported in the last two days.

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, over four degrees above normal, and a minimum temperature of 35.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in June since 1969.

June 20, 2024 6:06 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Western disturbance to provide temporary relief to North India

Weather Today News Live: A western disturbance may provide much-needed relief to North India, though only marginally, over the next few days, predicted the India Meteorological Department.

June 20, 2024 6:02 AM IST

Weather Today News Live: Gusty winds bring respite from heat in Delhi

Weather Today News Live:

• Gusty Winds: Maximum gusty winds were recorded at 52 kmph at Pitampura, Salwan Public School (East Delhi), and Ujwa. Other locations recorded gusts as follows: Pragati Maidan at 50 kmph, Jafarpur at 46 kmph, and IGNOU at 43 kmph.

• Palam Airport: Wind speeds reached 48 kmph between between 11:00pm and 11:30pm, causing visibility to drop from 4,000m at 11pm to 1,500m, before improving to 2,500m by 11:30pm. At Palam Airport, the temperature fell by 7°C within an hour, from 38°C at 10:30pm to 31°C at 11:30pm.

• Safdarjung Temperature: The temperature at Safdarjung was 38°C at 11:30pm on June 18 and dropped to 32.6°C at 11:30pm on June 19, showing a decrease of 5.4°C over 24 hours.

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