IMD Weather Update: According to the recent report by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a severe cyclonic storm named ‘Biparjoy’ is moving swiftly. It is expected to strengthen further as it moves towards the northwest direction. As a result, Maharashtra and Goa are likely to experience heavy rainfall. Additionally, the impact of the storm may also be felt in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The Meteorological Department stated, “VSCS BIPARJOY over east-central Arabian Sea has remained centered since early morning IST of June 8. It is currently situated approximately 860 km west-southwest of Goa and 910 km southwest of Mumbai.” The storm is expected to gain more strength and continue moving northwestwards.
Earlier, the Meteorological Department had issued warnings to fishermen, advising them not to venture into the affected areas in the Arabian Sea. People already at sea were also urged to return to the shore for their safety.
Temperature Rises in Delhi, but Heatwave Unlikely
Delhi is experiencing a gradual increase in maximum temperature, but there is no threat of a heatwave in the next four to five days, according to IMD. On Wednesday, the Safdarjung Observatory, the main weather station in the capital, recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal, while the maximum temperature reached 38.4 degrees Celsius, also two degrees below normal.
Due to intermittent rains caused by consecutive Western Disturbances, Delhi hasn’t been as hot as it typically is in early June. The maximum temperature this month has remained below 40 degrees.
IMD reports that the Safdarjung Observatory has not recorded any heatwave conditions this year, which is a first since 2014. Meteorologists attribute the excess rainfall and below-normal temperatures during the pre-monsoon season (March to May) to higher than usual western disturbances.
These weather systems originate in the Mediterranean region and bring unseasonal rains to Northwest India. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t eliminate the possibility of future heatwaves.
Monsoon Delayed Due to Cyclone Biparjoy
The onset of monsoon over Kerala has already been delayed, with experts predicting a slow progress of monsoon beyond the southern peninsula due to Cyclone Biparjoy and above-average temperatures in various parts of the country, including the national capital.
Last month, IMD forecasted a normal or below-normal monsoon for Northwest India, indicating more dry and hot days. According to IMD, May in Delhi was extremely hot, marking the first such occurrence in 36 years.