Goa : No heat wave was observed in the country with pre-monsoon torrential rains occurring in some parts as coastal state of Goa looks set to get its first monsoon showers this season in the next two days. Monsoon has been delayed by another two days in Goa even as pre-monsoon showers continued to lash the coastal state, the MeT department today said.
“The monsoon is yet to arrive in the state. It will set over Goa in another two days,” India Meteorological Department Director V K Mini told in an interview. The weather department has predicted that moderate to heavy showers will continue in the state for next four days. Goa has received 301 mm of rainfall for this season till date with temperatures dropping to 28.3 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, the rains continued lashing the state with several areas inundated due to heavy showers. Several places in Panaji city, including the area around the city bus stand, was flooded creating huge traffic jams during the day.
Conditions are favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into some parts of northeastern states and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next two days. In Punjab and Haryana, hot weather conditions prevailed with Ludhiana recording a maximum of 42.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. Some parts of Uttar Pradesh witnessed light rain and thundershowers but large areas continued to experience heat.
Allahabad and Banda recorded the highest temperature of 43.8 degrees Celsius. In Rajasthan, where temperatures upward of 45 degrees Celsius were recorded at several places this season, light to moderate rainfall at isolated places brought the maximum temperature to 42.5 degrees Celsius (Kota). Churu recorded 42.3 degrees Celsius followed by Sriganganagar, Jaipur and Barmer at 42, 40.4 and 39.7 degrees respectively. In Odisha, where six places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, humidity in the coastal belt and heat in the western region inconvenienced people.
Sambalpur and Balangir recorded 42 degrees Celsius each whereas state capital Bhubaneswar recorded 39.7 with a relative humidity of 87. In Bihar, hot and humid conditions continued and Gaya was the hottest at a maximum of 42.6 degrees Celsius. The met office has forecast light rainfall or thunderstorm in Patna tomorrow. Torrential rains lashed different parts of West Bengal bringing down day temperatures considerably with Darjeeling receiving the state's highest rainfall at 63.4 mm since yesterday while Kolkata received 31.7 mm precipitation. Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri are poised to experience heavy rains in the next two days as per a MeT department forecast.