It said that a low pressure area is likely to form over west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around July 11.
The downpour in parts of Delhi may have brought the mercury down by a few notches, but normal life took a hit in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana with soaring temperatures.
On Friday, fairly widespread rainfall occurred over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and adjoining parts of West Uttar Pradesh due to a western disturbance.
Gurugram, which recorded seven notches above normal maximum temperature, was the hottest place in Haryana.
The weather department also predicted light rain in eastern Rajasthan, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana between January 2 and January 6.
The minimum temperature in Delhi rose slightly under the influence of the Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the upper Himalayas, according to the IMD.
For the plains, the IMD declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and is 4.5 notches less than normal.
ADM Brajesh Kumar said the Yamuna was flowing 56 cm below the danger mark at Prayag Ghat after crossing the warning level of 165.20 metres.
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The quake hit at 12:37 IST near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
Panic-stricken people rushed out of their homes and work places in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana after a strong earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
Singh has also again sought compensation from the PM for farmers for crop residue management to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning.