Very heavy rainfall in large parts of India this week

New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in large parts of India, including several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Gujarat, over the next few days till Friday, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

The warning comes after the IMD said last week that the monsoon had covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date. According to the IMD, heavy to very heavy rains at a few places, with extremely heavy rains at isolated places, are very likely over Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh.

Heavy to very heavy rains, with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places, are very likely today over sub-­Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya, the weather office said in a statement.

The IMD, in its warning for Wednesday, said heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya and Konkan and Goa.

It said heavy rains are also expected on Wednesday at isolated places over Sub­Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Gujarat region, central Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka.

For Thursday, it predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa, and coastal Karnataka. Heavy to very heavy rain is also very likely today at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

Heavy rains at isolated places are expected tomorrow over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, north Haryana, Chandigarh, west Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Konkan and Goa, Rayalaseema, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it said.

Heavy rain lashes Himachal Pradesh

  • Heavy rain lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh, impacting movement of vehicular traffic. Shimla recorded 98 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.
  • A cloudburst has been reported at Anjani Mahadev area of Himachal Pradesh’s Manali town on Monday.
  • No loss of human life has been reported, Kullu SP said. Debris swept by gushing water amid heavy rains accumulated in the Anjani Mahadev nullah and machinery has been pressed into service to clear it.

Rain in parts of Delhi

Rain lashed parts of the national capital after dust-laden winds swept the city, even as the maximum temperature settled at notch above normal.

Heavy rain likely in UP

Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is likely to receive heavy rainfall during next 24 hours, IMD predicted in a bulletin on Monday.