A street left waterlogged after heavy rain in Delhi (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)
Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Odisha observed a shortage in rainfall this year between June 1 and August 23, which has adversely affected agricultural activities across the state. According to PTI, Odisha received only 571 mm of rain since June as against the anticipated 820.5 mm, leading to a 30.3 per cent deficit rainfall.
While according to S K Vashisth, the principal secretary of agriculture and famers’ empowerment department, there is “no drought situation anywhere”, the state government has directed the collectors to ensure that agricultural workers get jobs under MGNREGA or other state schemes as a measure to mitigate the “dry spell”
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that parts of Northeast India, including Sikkim, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya, are likely to receive heavy rainfall till August 27. Whereas, widespread rainfall is expected to continue in Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand till August 27. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra will witness rainfall activity on August 23, 26 and 27.
While most parts of the country will witness rainfall activity, Rajasthan is likely to see dry weather from August 25 to 27.
Weather Forecast Today: Delhi records highest August rainfall in 14 years; Northeast India likely to receive heavy rainfall. Follow this space for latest updates.
The rain will continue in these districts for the next two hours. (Express Photo)
Even as Tamil Nadu has been receiving intermittent rainfall over the past few days, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfalls accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning in parts of the state and neighbouring Puducherry for the next five days.
According to the RMC, Chennai is likely to experience overcast skies for the next 48 hours, with light to moderate showers expected in parts of the city. The RMC has also forecast thunderstorms and heavy spells in certain areas. The minimum temperature is expected to be 25 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is expected to be 33 degrees Celsius.
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