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New Delhi:

Conditions are becoming favourable for the withdrawal of southwest monsoon from parts of west Rajasthan during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Bihar, Jharkhand, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and adjoining Assam and Meghalaya during the next 24 hours and the trend is likely to decrease later.

The Meteorological Department has said that during the next 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rains are also expected in the south Gujarat region and adjoining Konkan and Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra.

"A low pressure area is likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal around September 30. Thereafter, it is likely to intensify gradually and move west-northwestwards along with it.

Light rain expected in Delhi

Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 24.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, a notch above the season's average. The relative humidity at 90.15 am on Sunday was 34 per cent and by this time the city had received <> mm rainfall, the MeT department said. The IMD has forecast cloudy skies during the day. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around <> degrees Celsius.

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