Unseasonal rain, coupled with squally winds, threw life out of gear in parts of Odisha,uprooting trees and causing massive traffic snarls during the morning rush hour.
Within the Chinyalisaur tehsil, a paved road safety wall was built on the highway just a few kilometres away from the Rajarajeshwari temple but recently the wall here collapsed due to rain.
"Due to a low-level atmospheric disturbance in the southeast of Sri Lanka, the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the Eastern, Uva, North-Central and Northern Provinces is likely to enhance further," it said in a statement.
The spokesman said the response plan is being drawn up "by the government with the support from the UN and our partners, prioritizing shelter, water and sanitation and non-food items."
Madhya Maharashtra, Thane and Palghar are set to receive rainfall even as cyclone Maha has begun weakening. The cyclone is currently moving towards Gujarat, the IMD has said. To avoid any untoward incident, the Palghar district administration had already ordered the closure of educational institutions between November 6 and 8.
The Met department's Mumbai Centre issued the advisory for Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka after the signs of intensification of cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea
The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over westcentral and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal now lies over westcentral Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood. The associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains throughout this week for most parts of the state. The Kodagu district administration has declared an orange alert till October 23 and a yellow alert till October 24, official sources said.
According to the IMD, more rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms is expected in parts of the state on Thursday and the intensity is expected to reduce by the end of September 27.
The Shimla MeT Centre issued a 'yellow' warning for heavy rainfall in plains and low and middle hills of the state on Wednesday and Thursday, an official said.
As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure. In a brief statement, Mumbai International Airport Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that "operations are normal". "IndiGo has reported cancellations. Please contact theairlines for further information," it added. IndiGo suspended operations due to paucity of manpower on Wednesday night, a source said.
It was a sultry day in Delhi on Thursday with rains in parts of the national capital in the morning hours. The Safdarjung observatory recorded 10.8 mm of rainfall, while the Palam observatory recorded 48 mm of rainfall, the official said.
The IMD has forecast isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain in eastern Rajasthan in the next 48 hours, and in western Madhya Pradesh and north Gujarat in the next 24 hours.
The weather department issues colour-coded warnings to alert public ahead of severe or hazardous weather, which has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption or danger to life".
With incessant rain in Kerala, the death toll has reached 28 and over 64,000 people have shifted into 738 relief camps across the rain-battered state. A red alert had been issued for Saturday in the worst affected districts of Ernakulam, Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur -- a roundup of August 9.
As the flood situation turned grim in Maharashtra's Kolhapur and surrounding areas, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called up Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Karnataka Chief Minster BS Yediyurappa, requesting help for the lakhs of the affected people.The busy Pune-Bengaluru Highway has been shut for all traffic as a precautionary measure in view of the torrential rain, besides other state and district roads from where incidents of landslide and boulder crashes have been reported, though there are no casualties. READ ON TO KNOW HOW THE RAINY DAY UNFOLDED IN MAHARASHTRA, KARNATAKA AND THE ADJACENT REGION:
Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on Tuesday which caused waterlogging across the national capital with commuters facing challenges during office hours. Mumbai too continues to struggle under incessant rains, while heavy showers are also predicted for Rajasthan and Goa. Stay tuned for this space for live updates on weather.
Widespread rains lashed the national capital on Tuesday, leading to heavy waterlogging that threw traffic out of gear in many parts of the city. Vehicles moved bumper-to-bumper on DND flyover, Akshardham road and the ITO crossing. Traffic bottleneck
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas on Monday. Schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Raigarh will remain shut today due to heavy waterlogging. The state government has sought six more teams of the NDRF to tackle any eventuality. Meanwhile, flight operations were disrupted on Mumbai airport and several long-distance and local trains were delayed or cancelled.
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