Weather report: Heavy rain likely in UP

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Bangalore, June 28: Rainfall has occurred at many places over the western Himalayan region, east Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim. The Northeastern States, Madhya Pradesh, the West Coast, South Gujarat, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra are some of the other places that received rainfall. Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, however, remained dry.

The main areas that recorded maximum rainfall yesterday at 1730 hours IST included Cherrapunji­ with 8 cm, Passighat with 5 cm, Una­ with 4 cm, Malda with ­3 cm, Sultanpur, Dehradun, Pudducherry, Agumbe, Valpari, Mangalore, Honavar, Bhopal, Rewa and Varanasi ­2 cm each.

As per the Met department, convective clouds can be seen gathering over parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, sub-­Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, north and adjoining central Bay of Bengal, North Andaman sea and Southeast Arabian sea. Low to medium clouds are seen over the rest of the country.

The Met department warns that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in a few places over east Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, sub­-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya during the next 48 hours.

Some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu witnessed a maximum temperature that were above normal by 2­3°C. The other parts of the country were normal or below normal. Churu reported the highest maximum temperature of 42.5°C in the country.

Bangalore reported a maximum temperature of 28.5°C, projecting a departure of 1°C from the normal temperature. The minimum temperature was reported to be 20.1°C. The next few days of the week are likely to witness moderate to light rains with a maximum temperature of 29°C throughout. About 7.3 mm of rainfall is expected in the next 24 hours.

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