Heavy rain predicted
By Our Correspondent, 09/10/2018, New Delhi

Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolatedsections of Mizoram, Tripura, coastal Odisha, north coastal AndhraPradesh, Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka and Kerala during next 24hours, predicted the Indian Meteorological Department in a bulletinhere today.Gales with speed of 80-90 Km per hour and gusting up to 100 kmph arelikely over west-central and adjoining south-west Arabian Sea duringthe period, warned the Met.As squally winds with speed of 45-55 kmph and gusting up to 65 kmphare very likely to sweep along and off coasts of north AndhraPradesh, Odisha and West Bengal from tonight, sea is likely to berough to very rough in these areas, hence, fishermen are advised  notto venture there during next 24 hours, warned the Met.Squally winds with speed of 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph arevery likely over north Andaman Sea, south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Islands, south-east and east-central Arabian Sea during the period.

The Southwest Monsoon was active over Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnatakaand Kerala, while it was weaker over Maharashtra, Goa, Rayalaseemaand north interior Karnataka during past 24 hours.Rain or thundershowers had occurred at most zones in Jammu &Kashmir, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep duringthe period.They had occurred at many quarters in Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Naduand coastal Karnataka as well at a few tracts in Assam, Meghalaya,Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and south interior Karnatakaduring the period.Isolated parcels in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Bihar,Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastalAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema and north interior Karnatakawere also battered by rains during the period.Dry weather prevailed over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand,Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat andMarathwada during the period.

In the regions from where the Southwest Monsoon had withdrawn, daytemperatures were markedly above normal in some parts of  Saurashtraand Kutch during the period.They were appreciably above norm in some regions of Gangetic WestBengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, GujaratRegion, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha,coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during the  period.They were above par in some sectors of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal,Sikkim, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Rayalaseema as well in remaining belts of Odisha, Madhya  Pradesh,Gujarat Region and Madhya Maharashtra. They were normal over therest of the regions during the period.

The highest maximum  temperature of 41.7 degree Celsius was recorded at Barmer (Rajasthan).Night temperatures were appreciably below normal in some spots ofwest Rajasthan.They were below norm in some slices of Gangetic West Bengal andeast Madhya Pradesh.Night temperatures were appreciably above par in some chunks of Odisha.They were above norm in some  portions of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,Meghalaya, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh,Saurashtra, Kutch and Vidarbha. They were normal over the rest ofthe region.The lowest minimum temperature of 15.8 degree Celsius was recordedat Gwalior (west Madhya Pradesh).