New Delhi: The southwest monsoon will cover the entire areas of West Bengal, Jharkhand over the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. According to the weather department, the monsoon has already advanced in parts of the south Gujarat region, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and south Odisha.
"It is predicted that the monsoon will enter Bihar over the next 48 hours. We have issued a yellow and orange alert as at such times, there is an increase in the number of cases of lightning," Ashish Kumar of IMD said, news agency ANI quoted.
"Conditions are favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh and Odisha, the entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of north Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours," the IMD said.last-football-match-of-barcelona
Meanwhile, the Met Department has issued a Red alert for Odisha for the next two days and heavy rainfall warning for the next 5 days. Due to a low-pressure area, which is expected to be formed over the Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rainfall over 20 cm is very likely over Odisha on Friday and Saturday. Chhattisgarh is also expected to receive rainfall over the weekend while East Madhya Pradesh and the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra will receive rainfall on June 12 and 13.
Due to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast and added to that, the formation of the low-pressure area, widespread rainfall activity will continue in the coastal areas of Maharashtra, which include the Konkan belt, during June 10-15 and over coastal Karnataka during June 12-15, the IMD said.
"Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Kerala during June 12-15 and extremely heavy falls are also very likely over Konkan during June 12-15.
Due to west-northwestwards of low-pressure area and its remnant, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls is very likely over northwest India (excluding Rajasthan) during June 12-14. Isolated very heavy rainfall is also very likely over Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on June 12," the IMD said in its latest bulletin.