June weather in India
This is a collection of articles, mainly from the Delhi- based press.
This page is under construction. Data will continue to be added over the next several years.
North and East India/ 2014
India Today June 21, 2014
ADILABAD, 2014: Continuously above 45 degree Celsius in June, 2014.
ALLAHABAD, 2014: 48.3 degree Celsius, June 2014
DELHI, 2014: 47.2 degree Celsius, June 2014, highest June temperature since 1995.
GUWAHATI, 2014: 40.1 degree Celsius, June, 2014 about 9 degree Celsius above the average of 31 degree Celsius.
KOLKATA, 2014: 41.2 degree Celsius, June, 2014, the second-highest temperature since 2004, with the discomfort index at 67.6 degree Celsius in June, 13 notches above the comfort level.
MUMBAI, 2014: June, 2014: For the first time since 1951, the minimum temperature for June rose above 27.9 degree Celsius.
NAGPUR, 2014: 47.3 degree Celsius, June 2014, highest since 2003.
Some high temperatures
1994, the mercury had hit 46.2 degrees C: date and month not mentioned, but presumably in June (The Times of India)
2003 June, 45.6°C: date not mentioned (The Times of India)
2019: the hottest, driest June since 2010
See graphic, ' June 2019 was the hottest, driest June in Delhi and much of north India since 2010 '
Rainfall in the month of June
NEW DELHI: June has ended with a huge countrywide rainfall deficit of 33% of normal, making it the fifth driest month of June in the past 100 years, as indicated by TOI two days ago. While monsoon’s performance has so far been way below expectations, Met officials say there are indications of good rains in the first half of July. Rainfall across India in June was recorded to be 112.1mm, as against the long period average (normal) of 166.9mm, according to the India Meteorological Department. In the past 100 years, June rainfall has been less than this in just four years — 2009 (85.7mm), 2014 (95.4), 1926 (98.7mm) and 1923 (102mm) — as per IMD records.
As many as 30 out of India’s 36 meteorological sub-divisions registered deficient (lower than 20% below normal) or large deficient (60% or less below normal) rainfall during the month. With a huge deficit opening up in June, monsoon will now have to perform at over 102% of average over the next three months in order to finish at 96%, the lower end of the normal range, which was IMD’s forecast for this year’s monsoon.
Monsoon’s failure in June, mainly because of late onset and tardy progress till June 19, comes on the back of weak pre-monsoon rainfall. This led to added water stress in many parts of central and south India which are reeling under drought. As per the Central Water Commission’s update late last week, reservoirs in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra were at critically low levels of 84% and 77%, respectively, below normal for this time of the year.
Reservoir levels across south India are running very low, with joint Andhra-Telangana projects at 52% below normal, Tamil and Kerala 47% below normal and both Karnataka and Telangana at -36%. Gujarat reservoirs too were at 23% below the normal level.
However, better news could be in store for the next couple of weeks, with all eyes on a low-pressure system that has formed in the Bay of Bengal and which could intensify into a depression over the next two days.
“This system is set to move inland and bring good rainfall over central India as well as some parts of east and north. Monsoon will very likely cover entire central in the next few days and move further into north India from its current position over east UP and Uttarakhand under the influence of this system. The week after that should also see an active monsoon,” said D Sivananda Pai, IMD’s lead monsoon forecaster. IMD has issued red alerts for very heavy falls at several sub-divisions, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, east MP, Vidarbha and Telangana over the next three-four days.
Private forecaster Skymet has also predicted a monsoon surge in the first half of July and advised farmers in central India to sow their kharif crops during this period. “Mumbai is at serious risk of flooding between July 3 and July 5. Close to 200mm or more rain per day is going to batter the city during this period. Chennai, on the other hand, which has not seen good rains for a very long time now, may continue to be dry in the first week of July,” said Skymet MD Jatin Singh.
The monsoon is yet to arrive here but several spells of good rain- have made June 2017 the wettest June in Delhi since 2003.
The normal date of the southwest monsoon's arrival in the capital is June 29. In 2017 the met office said it was not expected to hit Delhi till July 2. But the delay has hardly made a difference, with the city recording 191.9mm of rain in June -nearly 2.5 times the normal for the month (82.2mm).
IMD records show the previous wettest June was in 2007, when 150.9mm was recorded.
Delhi had 13 rainy days in June 2017, according to IMD ecords, which again is the highest since at least 2011.The wettest day was June 29, when 56.2mm of rain was recorded. Much of this rain ac ually happened on June 28.
Churu: a record 50.8°C; Rajasthan max of 44°C+; Jaipur min 31.7°C/ 2019
Heatwave conditions peak across India, 2 dead as temperature crosses 50 in Rajasthan’s Churu
Last time, Churu saw its maximum temperature exceeding 50 degree Celsius was on May 19, 2016 when a maximum temperature of 50.2 degree Celsius was recorded
Jaisalmer, Barmer, Nagaur, Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Churu, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore and Pali will witness severe heatwave conditions till June 4: Met office
Churu witnessed hottest day ever in its history as a maximum temperature of 50.8 degree Celsius was recorded.
JAIPUR: There was no respite from the blistering heat conditions in Rajasthan for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday. Breaking all records, Churu registered 50.8 degree Celsius, highest ever maximum temperature in the state on Saturday. Moreover, Jaipur Met office issued red alert for majority of the places in western Rajasthan and some parts of eastern Rajasthan for next five days.
“Saturday’s maximum temperature of Churu was highest temperature ever registered by Jaipur Met office in any station,” said Shiv Ganesh, director, Jaipur Met office.
People in Jaipur woke up to a warmer morning as a minimum temperature of 31.7 degree Celsius, almost four degree above the normal notch was recorded. It was followed by simmering afternoon when a maximum temperature of 45.2 degree Celsius was recorded. There has been a continuous rise in the number of patients complaining of vomiting, diarrhoea, heat stroke and sunburns. “Only thing advisable is that people should consume at least three litres of water daily, should avoid food outside and also apply god sunscreen while going out as ultra violet index is also high,” said a senior doctor at SMS hospital.
In the afternoon, roads wore deserted look as people confined themselves to their respective offices and homes. Various eateries, restaurants and markets were almost empty till 6 pm at various parts of the state.
Except Udaipur, majority of the places in the state witnessed its maximum temperatures above 44 degree Celsius.
Delhi/ 34.3 °C minimum/ 2012
June 1, 2012: A scan of temperature records reveals this was the highest minimum temperature in the city, when 34.3 °C was recorded.
Delhi, 43.5 °C/ 27.6°C; 2019
The maximum temperature in the city on Saturday was 43.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, another hot day as heatwave conditions continued in the region.
Even though the reading at the Safdarjung station — considered the base for the city — was lower than Friday’s 44.8 degrees Celsius and also the highest this season, three other stations continued to remain above 45 degrees Celsius. Palam recorded 46.1, Ayanagar 46, while Jafarpur clocked 45.7.
The minimum temperature, however, was 27.6 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year.
Delhi: After 9 record days of 42 °C +, storm cools Delhi; humidity 50% > 60%/ 2018
The mercury levels fell several notches on Saturday after a dust storm struck the capital on Friday night. The maximum temperature fell below 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in the last two weeks after it was recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, Delhi’s base observatory.
The maximum on Saturday was recorded two notches below normal for this time of the season. Palam meanwhile had a maximum of 39.4 degrees Celsius, well below its season high of 46.5 degrees Celsius recorded last month. Delhi had seen a sudden change in weather on Friday evening after a dust storm struck the capital without a warning.
The capital had been witnessing temperatures above 42 degrees Celsius for nine straight days before the storm, making it one of the longest such spells for the capital. With moisture-laden easterly winds blowing towards Delhi, humidity was hovering around 50% to 60% on Saturday.
Mumbai: Pre-monsoon rain; three electrocuted/ 2018
Two children were among three people electrocuted in Mumbai’s Bhandup during the first pre-monsoon showers to lash the city and its neighbourhood of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli and other urban and rural settlements on Saturday evening. There was also a drowning scare in Malwani. The thunderstorms took people by surprise in the suburban stretch from Borivli to Mulund. Flight operations at domestic and international airports were delayed due to bad weather, a news website reported. Also, some international flights had to be diverted to other cities, says the website. TNN
UP, western: thunderstorm kills 17/ 2018
Friday night storm kills 17 in western UP | The Times of India Trees, Electric Poles Uprooted Across Districts
At least 17 people were killed and another nine were injured across Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha, Bareilly, Badaun and Sambhal districts after another thunderstorm hit the region late on Friday. Several cities were plunged into darkness for hours as hundreds of tree and electricity poles were uprooted because of high-speed winds.
A UP government spokesperson said on Saturday that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees and house collapse.
Moradabad bore the maximum brunt of the storm, with as many as seven deaths reported from the district, followed by three deaths from Sambhal, the state government spokesperson said.
In Moradabad, a major tragedy was averted at an exhibition ground here after the local administration swung into action to rescue hundreds of women and children who had come to visit an ongoing exhibition.
In neighbouring Sambhal, a tin sheet flying in the strong winds slit a man’s throat. In another incident, a wall collapsed on a woman when she was shifting her cattle to a safer location. Another man died in maize field when a tree fell up on him.
In Meerut, two people, including a minor girl, were killed in the storm. A 12-year old girl died after a tin shade landed on the mother-daughter duo coming out of a temple. The girl died on the spot while her mother was rushed to a local hospital where she is stable. Over half a dozen locals, injured in varying degrees, were admitted to nearby hospitals.
Two deaths were reported each from Badaun and Muzaffarnagar, while one death was reported from Amroha.
Five persons were injured in Amroha, three in Moradabad, two in Muzaffarnagar and one in Badaun.
With fresh deaths still being reported on Saturday, the toll may further go up.
Meanwhile, UP’s Shahjahanpur district was left in complete darkness after the thunderstorm lashed the region and uprooted more than 150 electricity poles. Considering the extent of the damage caused, the restoration work may take over 10 days, officials said.
Uttarakhand: After fires, rain wreaks havoc/ 2018
After fires, rain wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand
The excessive rain activity on Friday wreaked havoc in most parts of Uttarakhand. Two power lines in Garhwal were severely damaged, plunging several villages located in Chamoli, Pauri and Srinagar into darkness for several hours. Power disruptions also hit the Kedarnath shrine for a few hours as well as several towns including state capital Dehradun. According to the power department, around 400 electric poles, an over 40 km-long Low Tension (LT) line, a 33 KVA power line running over 4.24 km and 40 transformers were affected due to the heavy rains. TNN
U.P.: heatwave; Delhi, 42.5 °C/ 30.8 °C;. 2019
Temperatures dropped slightly across Delhi-NCR on Sunday but humidity levels have risen sharply over the weekend, making the heat more oppressive for residents but also raising the chance of thundershowers in the region over the next few days.
Humidity levels have nearly doubled since Friday due to a change in wind direction. Moist easterly winds started sweeping into the region Saturday onwards, replacing the dry westerly “loo” winds that were raising temperatures in north India.
“Due to easterly winds, temperatures in the city have reduced by 1-2 degrees and humidity has risen. The incursion of moisture coming in from Bay of Bengal also raises the probability of thunderstorms. We expect isolated thunder and rain events in Delhi-NCR and surrounding regions from Sunday night, particularly between June 4 and 6,” said B P Yadav, head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre here.
The maximum temperature at Safdarjung on Sunday was 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal but a degree lower than Saturday’s maximum. The minimum, however, crossed 30 degrees C perhaps for the first time this year to settle at 30.8 degrees C, three notches above normal.
Gurgaon too recorded a lower maximum of 42.8 degrees C [lower than the peak of a few days before]
heatwave continued in some cities in Uttar Pradesh.
Jhansi sizzled at 47.1 degrees C on Sunday
Agra recorded 45.6 degrees.
“Heatwave conditions are likely to return on June 8, once the easterly flow ebbs,” Yadav said.
The maximum temperature dropped in other stations in Delhi as well. Palam recorded 44.6 degrees C, down from 46.1 on Saturday. The maximum temperature at Ayanagar was 44 degrees, two notches down from the previous day, while Jafarpur clocked 44.5 degrees, down from 45.7.
India, Pakistan host world’s 15 hottest places/ 2018
NEW DELHI: India warned of severe heat in northern and central areas on Monday, following similar extreme weather on Sunday.
Of the 15 hottest places in the world in the past 24 hours, eight were in India with the others in neighbouring Pakistan, according to weather monitoring website El Dorado.
Churu, a city in the west of the northern state of Rajasthan, recorded the country's highest temperature of 48.9 Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) on 3 June, according to the Meteorological Department. Churu has issued a heat wave advisory and government hospitals have prepared emergency wards with extra air conditioners, coolers and medicines, said Ramratan Sonkariya, additional district magistrate for Churu. Water is also being poured on the roads of Churu, known as the gateway to the Thar desert, to keep the temperature down and prevent them from melting, Sonkariya added.
A farmer from Sikar district in Rajasthan died on 2 June due to heatstroke, state government officials said.
Media reported on 31 May that 17 had died over the past three weeks due to a heatwave in the southern state of Telangana. A state official said it would confirm the number of deaths only after the causes had been ascertained.
The temperature in New Delhi touched 44.6C (112.3F) on 2 June. One food delivery app, Zomato, asked its customers to greet delivery staff with a glass of cold water.
Jammu 43.3/ 25.2°C, 2017
JAMMU, June 3: The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir today witnessed the season’s hottest day, with the maximum recorded at 43.3 degree Celsius. According to the Met official, ”The mercury will further soar in the coming days”. The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.2 degree Celsius.
Delhi/ 47 °C max, 2017
The mercury touched 47 °C at Palam, the highest June temperature recorded at the station in three years
Jammu, 45.1°C; 2017
"The maximum temperature rose to 45.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which was six degrees above normal. It was the highest temperature recorded this season so far," a Met official said.
Delhi, Haryana, HP, Jammu, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP: heatwave/ 2019
There was no relief for the national capital, with the mercury crossing the 44-degree Celsius mark
The sweltering heat is likely to persist in most parts of Rajasthan over the next 48 hours
The heatwave prevailed in Jammu as well, with the city recording a high of 42.4 degrees Celsius
NEW DELHI: The intense heatwave sweeping northern India persisted on Wednesday, with the mercury hovering around 47 degrees Celsius in many parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh even as there were light rains at isolated places in the region.
Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 deg C, up four notches below normal.
There was no relief for the national capital, with the mercury crossing the 44-degrees Celsius mark in some parts of the city.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded a high of 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal, and a low of 29.8 degrees Celsius.
Ayanagar and Palam recorded the maximum temperature at 44.6 degrees Celsius.
Narnaul recorded the highest temperature in at 45.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal limits, the Meteorological Department said.
Hisar recorded a high of 44.9 degrees Celsius, three degrees against the normal
Bhiwani the maximum temperature in stood at 44.4 degrees Celsius.
There was a rise in temperatures by a few notches
Isolated places in the state received rainfall.
Chamba received 13 mm rain,
Kalpa got 0.4 mm rain since Tuesday evening, the MeT Centre in Shimla said.
Una recorded the highest temperature in the state at 43 degrees Celsius
Keylong recorded the lowest temperature in the state at 7.9 degrees Celsius in.
Bilaspur recorded a high of 40.8 degrees Celsius
Hamirpur 40.3 degrees,
Kangra 39.6 degrees,
Sundernagar 39.7 degrees
Mandi 36.2 degrees Celsius.
The heatwave prevailed in Jammu as well, with the city recording a high of 42.4 degrees Celsius and a low of 29.3 degrees Celsius.
The mercury soared in many parts of Odisha, particularly in the western region. At least 11 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
Jharsuguda became the hottest place in the state, recording 45.2 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Centre here said.
Sambalpur, also in west Odisha, the temperature jumped to 43.2 degrees Celsius.
Ludhiana reeled at 44.8 degrees Celsius, five degrees more than normal limits.
Patiala recorded a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal.
Churu continued to be the hottest place, recording a maximum of 47.3 degrees Celsius, even as light rainfall occurred at isolated places in eastern parts of the state.
Kota recorded a high of 47 degrees Celsius
Ganganagar at 46.8 degrees Celsius,
Bikaner 46 degrees Celsius,
Jaisalmer 45.1 degrees Celsius,
Ajmer 44.5 degrees Celsius,
Jaipur at 44.1 degrees Celsius.
Banda was the hottest place at 47.2 degrees Celsius (five degrees above normal),
Jhansi at 47 degree Celsius (five degrees above normal).
Agra reeled at 45.5 degrees Celsius.
Allahabad recorded a high of 44.7 degrees Celsius,
Etawah the mercury rose to 44.8 degrees Celsius.
Delhi/ 45.8 °C max / 33.6 °C min, 2017
Hottest night in five years
44.6 °C/ 33.6 °C: Safdarjung
As loo winds continued to scorch the capital, Safdarjung recorded an identical maximum temperature of 44.6 °Celsius for the second consecutive day -making Monday the hottest day in the city since May 2015. Safdarjung recorded a minimum temperature of 33.6 °C on Monday, six notches above normal.
The maximum dipped slightly to 45.8 °C at Palam, while Ayanagar and Ridge were at 45.2 and 45.5 °, respectively .
Humidity on Monday hovered between 19 to 40%, officials said.
Delhi/ 45.8° C, 2017
With the mercury hitting 45.8° Celsius in Delhi, its peak power consumption touched 6,361MW at 3.06pm, the highest ever recorded in any Indian city .Complaints of power cuts were received from many localities, such as Amar Colony, Malviya Nagar, Chhatarpur and South Extension.
UP, west: dust storm, lightning kill 26/ 2019
Agra: At least 26 people were killed and over 50 others injured as dust storm accompanied by lightning battered western Uttar Pradesh, damaging homes and uprooting hundreds of trees. The storm started Thursday evening and continued to tear through the region till late night.
“Most of the people died in wall and roof collapse,” a senior government official told TOI as the dust settled down on Friday morning. “Two of them died in lightning strike—one each in Badaun and Pilibhit districts,” he said.
“While maximum six persons died in Mainpuri, three each died in Etah and Kasganj, two each in Farrukhabad and Barabanki, and one each in Moradabad, Badaun, Pilibhit, Mathura, Kannauj, Sambhal, Ghaziabad, Amroha, Badaun and Mahoba,” according to data released by the state relief commissioner GS Priyadarshi.
The dust storm wreaked havoc on basic amenities also. It snapped electric and telephone lines, and uprooted hundreds of poles and trees which led to chaos on roads on Friday morning.
According to sources, there was no electricity in nearly 1,500 villages of Etah district where over 300 poles were either uprooted or damaged. Same is the condition of 500 villages of Kasganj district.
Monsoon hits Kerala coast, heatwave in much of India/ 2019
Monsoon hit the Kerala coast after a delay of a week and several parts of the state have started receiving a good amount of rainfall: IMD
NEW DELHI: There was no let up in heatwave conditions in several parts of India even as monsoon hit the Kerala coast Saturday marking the official commencement of the four-month rainy season in the country.
Delhi The Safdarjung Observatory recorded the maximum temperature at 42.7 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, and the minimum temperature at 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels oscillated between 22 and 74 per cent, a MeT official said.
Churu recording 47.4 degrees Celsius,
Barmer, Ganganagar, Kota and Jodhpur 47, 46.7, 46.5 and 46.3 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Heatwave swept large parts of Uttar Pradesh where on late Thursday night a severe dust storm and lightning claimed at least 26 lives and left 57 injured.
There was no respite from scorching heat in Haryana, Punjab with Narnaul being the hottest place in the two states at 45.8 degrees Celsius.
There was no respite from the heatwave in Jammu with the city recording a maximum temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius, the meteorological (MeT) department said. However, Himachal Pradesh may get some relief from scorching heat next week as weatherman has predicted rain on June 11 and 12.
In a chilling reminder of how rising temperatures can play havoc with an ecosystem, 15 monkeys died of heat stroke in a Madhya Pradesh forest after another group apparently denied them access to river. Nine Rhesus monkeys were found dead in Joshi Baba area of Punjapura forest range in Dewas district Thursday and another six emaciated bodies were found the next day.
Ahmedabad recorded a maximum temperature of 44.1 degrees Celsius, which was a positive departure of 3.4 degrees Celsius from the normal,
Surendranagar remained the hottest district in the state Saturday at 45.5 degrees Celsius, it said.
Temperatures in eastern states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar rose by 1 to 4 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
Delhi, 42.7 °C/ 28°C; 2019
On 8 June 2019, the maximum and minimum temperatures were 42.7 degrees, three notches above normal, and 28 degrees Celsius, which is normal for this time of the year. Palam had recorded 45.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in the city, and some areas had experienced heatwave conditions. Aya Nagar had recorded a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, while it was at 44.4 degrees at Jafarpur.
Delhi (Palam), 47.8 °C; 2014
Delhi's then all-time high of 47.8 degrees celsius was recorded in Palam on June 9, 2014. (PTI)
Delhi, 43.8 °C/ 27.2°C; humidity 19% >65%; Palam: 46.2°C/ 2019
It was another hot day in the city on Sunday with the maximum temperature at 43.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, and the minimum at 27.2 degrees Celsius, one point below normal.
These figures were recorded at the Safdarjung observatory. Palam, usually the hottest part of the city, recorded 46.2 degrees Celsius. Aya Nagar also recorded 46.2 degrees, while the maximum temperature at Jafarpur was at 45.6 degrees Celsius. Heatwave continued in some areas, and the humidity level oscillated between 19% and 65%.
Delhi (Palam), 48 °C (record); 2019
NEW DELHI: The mercury shattered all records in Delhi with parts of the national capital recording an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius. "The Palam Observatory recorded an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius on Monday. The factors that led to this are dry westerly winds, no effect of a western disturbance in the plains and intense heating in the month of June," said India Meteorological Department regional weather forecasting chief Kuldeep Srivastava.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded a high of 45.6 and a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius. Hot dry winds, loo, swept the city, compounding the woes of people who had to venture out for work.
2019: At 45.6 degrees C, Safdarjung registered one of its highest June temperatures (The Times of India)
Jammu 44.8°C/ 27.6°C; 2019
JAMMU, June 10: As the heat wave continued to create havoc across Jammu region for the last three days, the winter capital city today recorded season’s hottest day According to SKUAST-Jammu observatory at Chatha, Jammu recorded a maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees Celsius today, which was 5.6 degrees Celsius above normal, while the minimum settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius, 2.3 notches above normal.
Sonamarg, Baltal, Zojila, Drass (J&K): snowfall/ 2019
Kashmir's Sonamarg and Baltal hill stations received unprecedented fresh snowfall that brought temperature down in the valley. While the heavy rains [on 11/ 12 June 2019] inundated the low-lying areas. Fresh snowfall also reported in Zojila Pass and Drass town of Kargil district.
Minimum temperatures were:
Leh town 8.0°C
Srinagar 10.5 degrees Celsius
U.P.: Etawah 44.8°C; Lucknow 36.4°C; 2019
LUCKNOW: The weather was mostly hot and dry in Uttar Pradesh, with Etawah being the hottest place in the state, even as capital city Lucknow saw some respite from the intense heat.
The maximum temperature in Lucknow settled at 36.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the normal, the Meteorological Department office said.
Etawah recorded a maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees Celsius, the highest in the state, the Met office said.
Kashmir: Flash floods, 2019
Flash floods have washed away some bridges built over mountain streams in Bandipora and Tangmarg
SRINAGAR: Due to incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley, the waters of the Jhelum river has breached the flood alarm level of 18 feet on Thursday, authorities said. Unprecedented snowfall in Sonamarg and heavy downpours in the south Kashmir catchment areas of the Jhelum have swollen most water bodies and mountain streams in the valley.
Flash floods have washed away some bridges built over mountain streams in Bandipora and Tangmarg. The excess water has also inundated apple orchards in Baramulla district.
Meanwhile, some 100 sheep were killed when lightning struck the meadows in Sonamarg and Baltal on Wednesday night. "The shepherds kept the sheep under the open sky when it snowed in Baltal and Sonamarg on Wednesday. Snowfall was followed by lightning in which the animals were killed," the police said.
Delhi, Dust storm brings temperature down to 29.8°C; 2019
Brief Respite From Intense Heat Even Though Air Quality Remains Poor
Earlier in the day, the Palam observatory, the highest in the city, recorded a high of 43.4 degrees Celsius and a low of 32.4. At Ayanagar, the maximum was 42 degrees Celsius, while Jafarpur clocked 41.9.
Till 6.30pm, Delhi’s maximum temperature was 41.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, and the minimum was 31, three points above normal. However, the temperature fell sharply to 29.8 degrees Celsius at 7.30pm as the dust storm hit the city.
[The day before, on 11 June 2019], Safdarjung had recorded the maximum and minimum temperatures of 44.5 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, and 30.4, two points above normal.
A strong dust storm on 12 June evening, along with light rain in some parts of the city, finally brought the mercury down, bringing much-needed relief for Delhiites reeling under an intense heatwave over the past few days. The air quality, however, continued to remain in the poor category.
“The dust storm, which hit most areas of NCR and other parts of north India, was caused by a western disturbance. The maximum wind speed was recorded at 90km per hour at 6.58pm while the average wind speed was 40-50km. Trace rainfall might have occurred in some parts of Delhi but the Palam and Safdurjung stations didn’t record any rain till 8.30pm,” a Met official said.
“A plume from a severe dust storm from Afghanistan and Pakistan is presently located in northwest Arabian Sea and Pakistan. Due to the development of a severe cyclonic storm, Vayu, which is pulling air mass from that region, the trajectory of the dust plume is modified and dust is significantly diluted,” a SAFAR report stated.
Delhi, light rain, 36.3 °C/ 28.2 °C; humidity 28> 75%2019
After days of unbearable heat, light rain on Sunday morning helped cool the city bringing down the maximum temperature below 40 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature on 16 June was 36.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, while the minimum was 28.2 degrees, normal for this time of the year. The humidity level oscillated between 28% and 75%. Palam had a maximum temperature of 37.8 degree Celsius, the highest in the city.
This was a stark improvement from 15 June when the heatwave continued to scorch Delhi with a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. At Palam, the mercury touched 45.4 degrees Celsius. Delhi had recorded its warmest day of the season last Monday, when Palam touched an all-time high of 48 degrees for the month of June.
Safdurjung recorded a trace of rainfall till 8.30 in the morning, while till 5.30pm it was 0.6mm. The most rainfall of 2mm was recorded at Najafgarh till 5.30pm.
According to the IMD bulletin for 16 June, the western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining Himachal Pradesh and is moving away eastwards. “Rain or thundershowers were observed at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi,” it added.
Delhi/ 32.4 °C/ 23.7°C; 2017
Delhi (max) 32.4 °C, six notches below normal for the season/ 2017
Delhi (minimum) 23.7 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal/ 2017.
Jammu/ 22.7°C/ 21.3°C; 2017
22.7°C (max): Jammu city, 17°C below normal, because of rainfall/ 2017
21.3°C (min): Jammu city / 2017
HP/ Snowfall, prob. 2017
Snowfall in HP Unexpected snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal
Jammu & Kashmir: Monsoon arrives a week early/ 2018
Monsoon arrived in the State a week ahead of its schedule as intermittent light rain lashed several parts of the region since [27 June] evening.
Batote maximum 16.8 degree C and minimum 14. 2 degree Celsius temperature.
Bhaderwah and Doda areas have experienced heavy rain since [27 Jun] night. Bhadarwah township of Doda district in Jammu region recorded the highest 56.2 mm rainfall since last evening. He further disclosed that Bhaderwah town recorded a maximum tempretaure of 17.4 degree Celsius and minimum 14.1 degree C,
Jammu city witnessed 2.4 mm of rains till 05.30 pm on 28 June. Day temperature in Jammu city fell by five notches during past 24 hours to settle at 28.0 degrees Celsius, which is about 10 degrees below normal for this part of the season. He said the night temperature also recorded a dip of about four notches and it settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, 2.5 notches below average.
Jammu -Srinagar National Highway: The rain also affected road traffic on for about two hours, after land slides amidst rain caused blockade at Digdol. The highway was, however, cleared before the arrival of Shri Amarnath Yatra at Ramban. Though it was raining in Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar areas this evening, but the roads were clear till late this evening.
Katra maximum 24.7 degree C and minimum 21.2 degree C while
Delhi-NCR: monsoon arrives a day ahead/ 2018
From The Times of India
Hours after overnight rain, city wakes up to monsoon
Racing across north India to cover the distance from Bihar to Rajasthan in two days flat, the monsoon arrived in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, a day ahead of its normal onset date.
Overnight showers laid the ground for the IMD’s announcement of monsoon’s advent in the morning. Since then, the city remained overcast with intermittent light rain in most areas.
“It’s not very unusual for the monsoon to cover great distances in a short time. It all depends on the conditions. We have been seeing steady easterly wind flows characteristic of the monsoon,” said B P Yadav from IMD’s regional centre here.
Safdarjung recorded 20.4mm of rain till 8.30am on Thursday, and another 1mm till late evening. The showers were heavier in south Delhi and adjoining areas, with Palam having recording 32.8mm by the morning.
The wet weather led to a further dip in temperatures from Wednesday, with the maximum settling at 35.2 degrees C and the minimum dropping to 24.2 degrees C, four notches below normal.
The southwest monsoon now covers Chandigarh, Delhi, eastern Gujarat, entire Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, most parts of east Rajasthan, some parts of west Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Rain, including heavy showers, was reported from several parts of northern India. Mathura reported torrential rain, with 98mm being recorded in six hours on Wednesday evening, which resulted in some localities being submerged under as much as five feet of water.
This year, the monsoon reached Kerala three days ahead of its normal onset date. It battered the western coast in the first half of the month before stalling over central India for 11 days. The rain-bearing system got reactivated earlier this week and has made up for lost time, covering ground over north India in four days that normally takes over two weeks.
Jammu/ 28.4 °C, 2017
Jammu, 2017: maximum temperature 28.4 degree C.
Jammu & Kashmir, 2017
Banihal town, 2017: maximum 20.5 degree C, minimum 16.5 degree Celsius.
Batote, 2017: maximum 19.0 degree C, minimum 17.6 degrees C
Bhaderwah, 2017: maximum 20.3 degree C, minimum 16.6 degree C,
Gulmarg, 2017: maximum 14.0 degree C, minimum 0.9 degree C,
Jammu, 2017: maximum temperature: 25.1 degree Celsius (13 degrees below normal). The minimum temperature 24.6 degree C.
Kargil town, 2017: maximum 26.2 degree C, minimum 11.2 degree Celsius.
Katra Mata Vaishnodevi, 2017: maximum temperature 23.4 degree C; minimum 21.7 degree C
Leh, 2017: 25.6 degree C, minimum 12.1 degree C
Pahalgam, 2017: maximum 17.6 degree C, minimum 12.6 degree C,
Srinagar, 2017: maximum temperature of 21.8 degree Celsius, minimum 16.7 degree C,
Monsoon covers all India, 17 days ahead of schedule/ 2018
All India: In 2018 the monsoon covered the entire country by 29 June, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Additional director general Mritunjay Mohapatra said. ‘The monsoon covers the entire country by July 1 but West Rajasthan gets rains later’. But this year, due to good easterly winds, it has taken the rains to the entire country early, Mohapatra added. This year, monsoon touched Kerala on May 29 + , three days ahead of its normal onset date of June 1. It battered the western coast in the first half of June.However, after a brief lull, it made a steady advance. The monsoon deficiency, which until early this week was 10 per cent, went down to six per cent today 29 June.
Delhi: it reached Delhi on 28 June, a day ahead of its schedule.
Kerala: This year, monsoon touched Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of its normal onset date of June 1
Sriganganagar: Monsoon reached Sriganganagar, its last outpost in the country located in west Rajasthan. Its normal date to reach Sriganganagar was July 15
Rainfall: Mumbai 234.8mm, Vihar 376mm, Morbhe 300.2mm/ 2019
Monsoon may have had a delayed start but in the two days that it poured in the city, it toppled some records as well as covered about 97% of the average required June rainfall.
In 24 hours ending Saturday 8.30am, IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 234.8mm — the highest 24-hour June rain since 2015. Also, Saturday’s rain is the second highest June rainfall in Mumbai in a 24-hour period in the last decade. The IMD classifies rainfall of 234.8mm and more as “extremely heavy”. Most areas of eastern and western suburbs received over 200mm rains in the 24 hours.
Heavy rains lashed Thane (237.5mm) and Navi Mumbai (245.2mm) too in the 24-hour period.
On a positive note, in the 24 hours, it was a windfall in some catchment areas as
Vihar received 376mm,
Morbhe 300.2mm and
Vihar and Tulsi send water to Mumbai whereas, Morbhe supplies Navi Mumbai.
Tree falls were rampant in Mumbai and its neighbouring region. They also led to two accidents that claimed two lives.
While two instances of landslides were reported in Marol and Ghatkopar, a cavein was reported at Virar station platform. Luckily, there were no casualties.
Also, boulders collapsed along the Mumbai-bound carriageway of the Pune Expressway on Saturday morning. The intensity of rainfall is likely to reduce on Sunday and pick up again around July 4, said IMD officials.
Delhi, 42.3°C/ 30°C; humidity 28%> 55% / 2019
At 42.3 degrees Celsius, the capital witnessed yet another hot day on Saturday. Palam was the hottest at 44.8 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature on Saturday was 30 degrees Celsius, while the humidity levels oscillated between 28% and 55% in the past 24 hours. An IMD official said a heatwave condition has returned to Delhi with parts of the city likely to touch 45 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
“The temperatures are rising as very little rainfall has occurred in the past week. Warm westerly winds are currently blowing in the city, while the humidity levels are also up,” said a senior Met official.
Jammu, Katra: heat wave, Srinagar: 29.6°C / 2019
JAMMU, June 29: There was no let-up in heatwave conditions in Jammu region today
Jammu: the maximum temperature settled at 43.1 degrees Celsius — 5.4 notches above the season’s average, the Meteorological Department said. The day temperature saw a marginal rise of 0.7 notches from the previous day’s 42.4 degrees Celsius. Jammu also saw a rise of 2.4 notches in the minimum temperature which settled at 28.2 degrees Celsius. It is 1.8 notches degrees above normal, the MeT department said.
Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, was the second hottest place in the State with a high of 39.7 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar continued to experience pleasant weather even as the mercury shot up by over two notches but remained below the season’s average, the weather department said. The city recorded a high of 29.6 degrees Celsius against the previous day’s 27.7 degrees Celsius, it said.
South Gujarat: heavy rains, Valsad 203mm/ 2019
AHMEDABAD: Heavy rains on Sunday battered parts of south Gujarat, with authorities keeping rescue teams in Valsad on stand-by due to rise in river levels and water-logging in many areas, officials said.
Valsad received 203mm rainfall in 10 hours since Sunday morning, leaving several areas flooded, while nearby Vapi in the district received 228mm rainfall during this period.
Auranga and Par rivers flowing through the district swelled due to heavy rains though they were still below the danger mark, said Valsad collector CR Kharsan, adding that a team of the NDRF and personnel from the fire brigade have been kept on stand-by.
The national highway connecting Mumbai to Surat was under water on some stretches, causing traffic snarls.
Apart from Vapi, areas like Kaprada and Pardi in Valsad district, Khergam in Navsari and Mangrol in Surat district also received heavy rainfall, an official said.
While Khergam taluka in Navsari received 126mm rainfall from 6am till 2pm Sunday, Mangrol in Surat received 70mm rainfall, as per data provided by State Emergency Operation Centre.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said some areas of south Gujarat namely Navsari, Valsad, Narmada, Tapi and Surat among others received "extremely heavy" as well as "heavy to very heavy" rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Most places of south Gujarat received rainfall due to active monsoon conditions, with Saturday's "upper air cyclonic circulation" over south Gujarat and neighbouring areas persisting in the region, the IMD said in a weather bulletin.
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