The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for heavy rainfall in the nine Himachal Pradesh districts including Shimla, Solan and Mandi.
Heavy rainfall resulted in waterlogging and traffic snarls in the city. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.1 degrees Celsius.
As recent forecasts will tell you, there has been a lot of improvement in the accuracy of weather forecasts provided by the IMD. There has been an increase in the number, class and type of observatories. Communication speed has been on a rise, too.
Scientists expressed concern that if this phenomenon continues for a few more days, many valuable herbs will reach the verge of extinction.
The maximum temperature for the day is expected to be 28 degrees Celsius, with a relative humidity of 85 per cent at 8.30 a.m., according to the IMD.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 13 degrees Celsius at Daringbadi, making it the coldest town in the State.
Due to the impact of low pressure areas, heavy rain will lash in eight districts while Balasore and Mayurbhanj district will bear the brunt of heavy to very heavy rainfall, the weather bulletin said.
Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajpur, Puri, Khordha, Angul, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Deogarh in the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Centre’s weather bulletin informed.
Thunderstorms with lightning and heavy rainfall are very likely to occur at one or two places over the southern districts from 14 October to 18 October.