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Depression over Bay of Bengal to bring monsoon early

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New Delhi: The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to advance further due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to turn into a “severe cyclonic storm” by tomorrow night, the MeT department said today.

The MeT department said that rains were likely to begin in Kerala by May 30-31, marking the onset of monsoon in the country.

 

 

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General K J Ramesh said the deep depression would help in the advancement of monsoon over Kerala and northeast India.

The deep depression is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by May 29-30 and cross Chittagong by the noon of May 30.

 

 

This will bring “heavy to very heavy rainfall” in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the IMD said.

Deep depression over Bay of Bengal to bring monsoon early in India:

 

 

On other hand, at least 11 people died in lightning and rain-related incidents in Bihar today, even as hot weather conditions continued in many parts of the country and sunstroke toll climbed to 12 in Odisha.

Light rain and cold winds brought relief from the heat in the national capital on Monday morning. The minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average.

 

 

The mercury dipped a few notches on Monday after heavy rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow and many parts as well, the weather office said.

The MeT has predicted a “normal” monsoon this year.

 

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Andrew McDonald appointed Rajasthan Royals head coach

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New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald has been brought in as the head coach of Rajasthan Royals on a three-year contract. McDonald, who has previously played in IPL for Delhi Daredevils (2009 and 2011) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012 and 2013), also comes with coaching experience in the league – having been the bowling coach of Virat Kohli’s side. McDonald comes in to replace Paddy Upton, who was only appointed before the start of the previous season.

McDonald, who has significant experience of coaching will have to take Rajasthan to the epitome of success as they aim their second IPL title. Notably, Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2008 under the leadership of Shane Warne.

This will be Andrew McDonald’s second stint in the IPL. He has also worked with Royal Challengers Bangalore last year; however, the team management replaced the support staff. Bangalore roped in Mike Hesson as their director of Cricket Operations.

Speaking on his appointment, Andrew McDonald stated that he is keen to take up the new challenge with the Rajasthan side. He also said that he can’t wait to associate with the best players in the biggest league across the world.

“I’m delighted to join the Royals family,” said McDonald. “It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Rajasthan Royals is a new, exciting challenge for me, and I can’t wait to get started working with our world-class players and coaches in one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions, had finished at the seventh spot in 2019 edition after registering five wins and ending with 11 points at the end of the league stage.

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