The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in its latest report that a severe cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’ is moving fast.
It is very likely to intensify further towards the northwest. Due to this, there may be torrential rains in Maharashtra and Goa. At the same time, its effect can also be seen in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The Meteorological Department said, “VSCS BIPARJOY over east-central Arabian Sea lay centered since early morning IST of June 8. This region is located about 860 km west-southwest of Goa and 910 km southwest of Mumbai.” It will intensify further and move northwestwards.”
The Meteorological Department had earlier advised fishermen not to venture into such cyclone-hit areas in the Arabian Sea. Also, those at sea were also advised to return to the shore.
Temperature rises in Delhi, but there is no fear of heat wave
The maximum temperature of Delhi is expected to increase gradually, but there is no possibility of heat wave for the next four to five days. IMD has given this information. The Safdarjung Observatory, the main weather station in the national capital, on Wednesday recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 38.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.
Due to intermittent rains caused by back to back Western Disturbances, Delhi has not been as hot as it used to be in the beginning of June. The maximum temperature so far this month has been below 40 degrees.
According to the IMD, the Safdarjung observatory has not recorded heatwave conditions so far this year, and this is the first time since 2014. Meteorologists have attributed higher than normal western disturbances to excess rainfall and below normal temperatures this pre-monsoon season (March to May).
This weather system originates in the Mediterranean region and causes unseasonal rains in North-West India. However, this does not mean that there will be no more heatwaves.
Monsoon delayed due to Biparjoy
Monsoon onset over Kerala has already been delayed with meteorologists predicting slow progress of monsoon beyond the southern peninsula due to Cyclone Biparajoy and above normal temperatures in many parts of the country including the national capital.
The IMD last month forecast a normal or below normal monsoon over northwest India, which means more dry and hot days. According to IMD, for the first time in 36 years, the month of May in Delhi was recorded as extremely hot.