RAIN

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted "heavy to very heavy" rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over central Maharashtra.

According to Skymet, scattered rains accompanied with thunderstorm are likely to batter Delhi-NCR between September 13 to September 15.

National Disaster Response Force, Indian Army and local police are currently carrying out rescue efforts in flood-affected areas. The situation may take a turn for worse as the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over the next five days.

Stating details of the overall monsoon in the country, it said, "The monsoon trough passes south of normal position and is active with two embedded cyclonic circulations: one over central Rajasthan and the other one over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood."

The weather forecasting agency also stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls are very likely at isolated places over Konkan, Goa, Sub-Himalayan, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar and Coastal Karnataka.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted continuous rainfall for the city for the next two days with the possibility of minimum and maximum temperatures settling at 24 degree Celsius and 33 degree Celsius respectively.

Besides, the heavy downpour is also likely to lash isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Uttar Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Lakshadweep and Arunachal Pradesh.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperatures will hover around 24 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius with relative humidity at 89 per cent.

The IMD said heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places in Konkan and Goa, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya.

Monsoon is likely to arrive in Delhi around June 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday dismissing reports of a delayed arrival in the national capital.