Since the arrival of the monsoon season, numerous states in India, including Kerala, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, have been experiencing persistent heavy rainfall.
The Indian Meteorological Department has confirmed that the monsoon has progressed across almost the entire country.
By the end of the weekend, several states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan, are expected to receive substantial rainfall.
Although this year’s monsoon faced a slight delay due to Cyclone Biparjoy, it successfully covered most parts of South and West India last week.
The monsoon has provided relief to people in the plains, who were previously enduring scorching heat.
However, the recent torrential downpours have adversely affected the tomato crop, resulting in an increase in prices.
Chance of Light Rain in Delhi Today
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a chance of a cloudy sky and light rain in Delhi on Thursday.
The minimum temperature recorded was 27.1 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius.
At around 8:30 am, the relative humidity in the national capital stood at 81 percent.
As of 8:40 am, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the satisfactory category (83).
Heavy Rain Forecast in Six Districts of Maharashtra
The Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange Alert’ for Wednesday evening, predicting heavy to very heavy rain in six districts of Maharashtra.
Several districts are expected to witness intense rainfall on Thursday.
The districts for which the Orange Alert has been issued are Thane, Raigarh, Palghar (all adjacent to Mumbai), Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, and Nashik.
Mumbai is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Thursday, for which the IMD has issued a yellow alert.
Rainfall in Parts of Himachal Pradesh
On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains persisted in parts of Himachal Pradesh, leading to landslides and the closure of over 100 roads across the state.
Officials estimate that around 90 out of the 127 closed roads will reopen by Wednesday night.
The cumulative loss caused by rain-related incidents since the monsoon’s onset on June 24 is estimated to be Rs 219.29 crore.
The Jal Shakti Department suffered the highest loss of Rs 100.97 crore,
followed by the Public Works Department at Rs 90.50 crore and the Horticulture Department at Rs 26.22 crore, according to data from the State Emergency Operation Center.
Red Alert for Heavy Rainfall in Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri
Drizzles were recorded in most areas of Uttarakhand on Wednesday, accompanied by heavy rainfall in the plains of Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kumaon.
he Meteorological Department predicts heavy rainfall in most parts of the state on Thursday.
A red alert has been issued for heavy rainfall at isolated locations in Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri.
Additionally, residents living near rivers and drains have been advised to exercise caution.