Conditions are favourable for the southwest monsoon to further advance into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and east Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours
Conditions are favourable for the southwest monsoon to further advance into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and east Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The south-west monsoon advanced further into parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

It has also advanced into most parts of the north Bay of Bengal and parts of West Bengal today.

"Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of North Arabian Sea and some more parts of south Gujarat region, south Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and most parts of North Bay of Bengal and more parts of West Bengal today," IMD tweeted.

On Friday morning, IMD had said that conditions are favourable for the southwest monsoon to further advance into some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and east Uttar Pradesh during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department said in its latest update.

The weather agency also forecast the monsoon current advancing to the remaining parts Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and north Bay of Bengal during the period. Isolated parts of east and central India will receive heavy rainfall till Sunday under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal, a low pressure area formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts.

It is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha, the IMD said. The weather bureau expects isolated extremely heavy rainfall over Odisha till Saturday, over Chhattisgarh till Sunday, over east Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, and over Vidarbha during Saturday-Sunday.

Thunderstorm with frequent cloud to ground lightning is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar during the next 24 hours. Owing to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast in association with a low pressure area, heavy to very heavy rains would continue over coastal districts of Maharashtra till Tuesday and over coastal Karnataka, Kerala, and Konkan during Saturday-Tuesday.

The weather office has also forecast heavy rainfall over northwest India, barring Rajasthan, during Sat-Mon and very heavy rainfall over isolated parts in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Heatwave condition is very likely in isolated pockets over northwest Rajasthan today, the IMD said.

Many parts of state received rain on first day of south-west monsoon, which is advancing in other parts of state. Narsinghpur recorded 75mm rainfall in last 24 hours. Similarly, Raisen recorded 63 mm rainfall while Chhindwara recorded 54mm and Umaria recorded 48 mm.

Seoni recorded 42.4 mm, Betul recorded 36.2mm while Mandla recorded 22.0 mm and Malajkhand recorded 29mm. Sagar recorded 13.9 mm and Hoshangabad recorded 15.8mm rain while Pachmarhi recorded 21.6mm rainfall in last 24 hours. Bhopal and Datia recorded 1.4mm each. Khajuraho experienced traces.

(with inputs from Agencies)

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