The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is expecting light to heavy rainfall in some parts of India for the next few days. While heavy rain will continue in North East and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim region, light to moderate showers are likely in Delhi and parts of South India.

Damage to critical NH cuts off access to parts of NE

National Highway-6, which connects Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and the southern part of Assam with the rest of the country, continued without power for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides caused by incessant rains. . The single-line railway, which connects these states with the rest of the country, has also been cut for the past 38 days.

Minister Meghalaya Conrad K. Sangma along with Interior Minister Lahkmen Rymbui along with district government officials, PWD Engineers and NHI officials on Sunday inspected the damaged part of NH-6 at Lum Shnong in East Jaintia Hills.

An official from the Meghalaya government said that an alternative route has been identified in Lum Shnong, which is only for light motor vehicles. The minister contacted the truck drivers who were stranded in the area and assured them that the authorities would extend all possible assistance.

Sangma said that efforts are being made to restore the link in the next 48 to 72 hours, depending on weather conditions. He said due to continued rain, restoration work is being hampered but authorities are working to ensure that road traffic is restored.

“Every effort is being made to restore the entire damaged portion of the roadway to ensure accessibility. However, there is a huge challenge that the rain will continue. Only when the rain stops and the water flow is redirected can the affected area be restored,” the minister told the press.

At Lum Shnong, water from the hills spilled over the road, damaging the important National Highway and affecting restoration work. According to the official, more than 1,000 trucks full of goods were stuck along both sides of the road, from Assam to Meghalaya.

Meanwhile, the situation in the hill area of ​​the Northeastern Border Railway (NFR) in the Dima Hasao district of Assam since May 14 remains critical as severe weather continues to affect the area, photo affects the Lumding-Badarpur monorail line connecting Tripura, Mizoram. , Manipur and the southern part of Assam with the rest of the country.

According to NFR’s Director of Public Relations, Sabyasachi De, in the Lumding Division, train services have been canceled until the end of June. He said violations occurred at more than 61 locations in this section, resulting in disruption of rail traffic to Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam. Restoration work at 46 sites has been completed and work at 15 other important sites is in full swing.

Light rain possible in Delhi on Monday

The maximum temperature in the national capital on Sunday stabilized at 30.7 degrees Celsius, eight places below normal for this time of season and the lowest since June 17, 2014. , the IMD said. It said light rain could make landfall in the city on Monday.

Delhi recorded 1mm of rain in the past 24 hours ending at 8:30am on Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The national capital has recorded 23.8 mm of rain compared to the normal 31.1 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season began in the country, an IMD official said.

According to the IMD, the minimum temperature in the city on Sunday was recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below the average for this time of the season. Relative humidity ranges between 96% and 65%. The IMD has predicted generally cloudy skies for Monday with light to moderate rain/showers accompanied by gusts of about 30-40 km/h.

The maximum temperature in the city is likely to hover around 32 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is around 24 degrees on Monday. IMD on Friday said scattered to fairly common rainfall is likely to occur in Delhi over the next 4 days under the influence of westerly turbulence at mid-convection levels and southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea at levels. lower convection. It issued a Yellow alert, warning of showers or light rain, for four days from Saturday.

IMD uses four color codes for weather alerts: Green (no action), Yellow (monitor and stay up to date), Orange (prepared) and Red (action). It said the weather is likely to clear up after June 22 with dry westerly winds starting, but temperatures won’t soar.

GP Sharma, president (meteorology), Skymet Weather said a cyclonic circulation will occur over areas of West Bengal, northern Odisha and adjacent to Bangladesh, altering wind patterns in the Indo-Gangetic plains. . “This cyclonic circulation will initiate the typical winter runoff, which is important for the progression of the north-west Indian monsoon. Monsoon will reach Delhi around the normal day (June 27), a day before or a day after,” he said. Last year, the IMD forecast that the monsoon would arrive in Delhi a few weeks before its usual date.

However, it only reached the capital on July 13, making it the most delayed in 19 years.

Monsoon Advancement in Gangetic Bengal, Nearby Countries, Chance of Heavy Rain for Next 2 Days

The Met Department said the southwest monsoon entered most parts of the Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar on Sunday, forecasting heavy rain over the next two days. The weather forecaster says that the conditions are favorable for the monsoon to enter the rest of the Gangetic Bengal and Jharkhand over the next three days.

As the monsoon is forming, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand are likely to experience isolated heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday, the weather forecaster said. The Met has also forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in West Bengal and sub-Himalayan Sikkim.

There is a chance of thunderstorms with light in Kolkata over the next few days. The sky over the city was overcast throughout Sunday with a light rain or two.

Pre-monsoon rain in Odisha

Parts of Odisha received moderate pre-monsoon showers on Sunday, while overcast skies covered some counties, the Met office said. The northern limit of the monsoon is passing through Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district, southern Odisha. According to a news release, favorable conditions for the monsoon enter more parts of the state in the next 2-3 days.

Sambalpur received 39 mm of rain from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, the highest in the state, followed by 34 mm in Nayagarh and 23 mm in Baripada town. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Center said there was also downpour in Bargarh and Jharsuguda, while Angul, Bhawanipatna and Keonjhar received light rain.

The Met warned of torrential downpours in Kandhamal, Ganjam, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Cuttack districts on Monday, and in many other districts over the following three days. There will be widespread rain over the next five days under the influence of strong southeast and southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.

South India

Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Dindigul, Theni, Erode, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi and Tirupirappalli over isolated places with heavy rain forecast on Sunday.

The IMD added: “Light to moderate rain is likely in some places with thunderstorms and lightning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal areas over June 20-23.”

Two people were killed, one was injured in a lightning strike; Some areas receive rainfall in Gujarat

Two members of a family were killed and one injured in a lightning strike in Moti Jagdhar village in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat on Sunday amid rain and thunder in various parts of the state. Bhupati Mavji (25 years old) and grandson Ravi (10 years old) were killed after lightning struck in the afternoon as they were returning from completing work under the MGNREGA program in Moti Jagdhar village, said a police station official. Mahava said.

He added: “A woman who was seriously injured in the incident has been transferred to a hospital in Mahuva for treatment. According to the State Emergency Operations Center, up to 57 talus roofs in Gujarat have recorded some amount of rain, of which Mahuva in Bhavnagar received 15mm of rain between 10am and 12pm on Sunday. Japan, according to the State Emergency Operations Center.

The meteorology department has forecast light to moderate rainfall with heavy rainfall in isolated places in several counties of the state for the next five days.

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