After a week of pleasant weather and an overcast sky, the fury of summer has finally been unleashed in the state with the mercury rising by 12 degrees Celsius over the past two days -- and the regional Met Office on Monday forecast harsher days ahead.
The North East Monsoon on Saturday set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
There is no possibility of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir over the next three days, the MET department said on Monday as rescuers stepped up efforts to save people marooned by the devastating floods in the state.
Weather in several parts of North India will remain hot this week as the Indian Meteorological department has predicted a lull in rainfall activity in the region, but northeast and sub-Himalayan regions, west coast and southern peninsula will see fair amount of precipitation.
Widespread rains lashed the national capital region today keeping the mercury below normal levels even as citizens had a tough day as roads were water-logged leading to major traffic snarls at many places.