Southwest Monsoon Further Advances; Rainfall Predicted In These States


New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that the Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.

“Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into entire Westcentral Bay of Bengal, most parts of northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and some more parts of Bihar today,” said the IMD.

Earlier, the MeT department had announced that the conditions are favorable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of Vidarbha, Andhra Pradesh, and the northwest Bay of Bengal, some more parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, some more parts of Jharkhand, Bihar, and northeast Uttar Pradesh during next two to three days.

Under the influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal during next 5 days, said the IMD.

Meanwhile, the IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has also predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada,Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Cuttack in 24 hours.

A yellow warning has been issued in this regard.

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