IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Delhi and north India in next 24 hours

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New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that intense showers will continue in isolated areas in Delhi and downpour over the rest of north India for the next 24 hours.

The Met department said that thunderstorms accompanied with moderate to heavy rains and gusty winds are likely to occur over large parts of Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, and Greater Noida during this period.

Yesterday, the showers brought relief to the people of Delhi from the humid weather but caused waterlogging in low-lying areas, affecting traffic movement, electricity and water supply.

Meanwhile, due to a shifting monsoon trough and multiple cyclonic circulations, the IMD has predicted downpour over the rest of north India as well.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rains are expected over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over the next 24 hours.

In addition to this, moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are also likely to occur over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh during the next 12 hours, IMD said.

While fairly widespread rainfall and thundershowers are expected along India’s west coast and heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted in Kerala, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa.

The Met department has also predicted squally weather, with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, over the Andaman sea, Gulf of Mannar and along and off the Kerala-Karnataka coasts and Lakshadweep areas.

However, no significant change in temperatures is likely to occur over most parts of the country during the next 3-4 days, IMD added.

-RJV