Although the monsoon gives a respite from the hot summer climate, the heavy rains have caused damage to life and property.
On Sunday, 4 have been reported dead due to the heavy rains in Kerala. This raises the tally of the rain-related death to 13 in the state.
Most of the deaths in Kerala happened due to drowning in swollen rivers and after trees fell on them, officials said. The four deaths were reported from Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts, they added.
The heavy rains have damaged the crops and property in Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur districts.
In Bengaluru, rain spoilt Afghanistan’s first practice session ahead of its historic Test debut against India. Rain threat looms large over the match starting on June 14 as the weathermen have forecast wet conditions for another two days.
While southern India sees heavy rains and winds, the north has a moderate temperature.
In north India, moderate rainfall in Rajasthan brought relief to people battling the sweltering heat in the desert state. With a maximum of 41.2 degrees Celsius, Jaisalmer was the hottest place in the state, followed by Barmer (40.9C).
Dust storm and thunderstorm are likely to occur at a few places in east Rajasthan today, the official said.
However, the day temperature in Delhi during the morning hours dropped several notches, a day after a sudden dust storm hit the national capital. The maximum temperature was recorded at 38.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average.
Yesterday, the meteorological department (MeT) had predicted light rain during the day, but it did not occur. The rainfall recorded till 8:30 am was 4.7 mm, the department said.
The weatherman predicted partly cloudy sky today.
Moderate rain occurred at a few places in Himachal Pradesh, with Paonta Sahib, south of Sirmour district, being the wettest in the state with 35 mm of precipitation.
Intermittent rainfall occurred in Shimla and surrounding areas, while the sky remained heavily overcast. The state capital and Mandi received 20 mm and 19 mm of rains.
The weather office in Lucknow said rain and thunderstorm are “very likely” at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh today. The day temperature has increased in Gorakhpur, Faizabad, Allahabad, Lucknow and Bareilly.
In Punjab and Haryana, the maximum temperature hovered around the normal at many places, a day after rain lashed several places in the two states.
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a high of 37.2 degrees Celsius, down two notches against normal limits, the MeT department in Chandigarh said.
Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 37.1C, down two notches against the normal limit, in Punjab. Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 37.3C, one notch below the normal.
A thunderstorm with gusty winds are likely at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab today, the MeT forecast said.
Heavy rainfall lashed a few places in Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha region, while a thunderstorm was observed at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The weather department has forecast rain or thundershower with gusty winds and lightning at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh until today.